Canning Vale couple participate in the 2014 Variety ‘Ride the Vines’ Bike Run

Tony and Jo Woodford (Canning Vale)
Tony and Jo Woodford (Canning Vale)

DRESSED as Mini and Mickey Mouse, Canning Vale couple Tony and Jo Woodford will begin a two-wheeled adventure on Thursday .

They will set off on the 2014 Variety ‘Ride the Vines’ Bike Run, raising funds for Variety, the children’s charity.

Over four days, the couple will travel more than 1100 kilometres through the State’s south, following the vines from the Swan Valley to Margaret River and back to Perth.

Ms Woodford said she was taking part in the ride to see kids’ faces light up. ‘There’s lots of people whose life is a little tougher than what we’ve got so it (the ride to raise funds for charity) makes it a little bit easier for them,’ she said.

‘It’s good fun, good laughter and good seeing the smiles on kids’ faces and where our fundraising is going.’

Money raised goes towards WA children who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs.

Along the way, bikers will call into schools and regional communities to present recreational and educational equipment.

Participants commit to raising a minimum donation of $4000 per bike with funds going to three core programs ” Variety Caring for Kids, Variety Future Kids and Variety Freedom.