Riverton riders raise the bar for Child Cancer Awareness Month

Cyclists and staff from Six Willows Cafe hit the road to bring in the dollars for the Children’s Research Institute. Picture: Marie Nirme        www.communitypix.com.au   d443585
Cyclists and staff from Six Willows Cafe hit the road to bring in the dollars for the Children’s Research Institute. Picture: Marie Nirme        www.communitypix.com.au d443585

A GROUP of enthusiastic cyclists from Riverton called Numb and Number are pushing the boundaries to raise money for childhood cancer.

The team of ‘serious and casual’ cyclists aim to raise $20,000 for the Children’s Research Institute, as part of Child Cancer Awareness Month.

Numb and Number captain Matthew Rose said the cause had attracted all types of riders willing to raise funds on the road.

He said the group of about 30 had expanded from last year.

I managed to persuade a few mates to do the ride with me and registered a team and our little group of riders managed to raise $7352.

“This year, I thought we could step it up a little,” Mr Rose said.

Each Sunday the riders meet at their “clubhouse”, also known as Six Willows Cafe in Willetton, to take to the open road, riding between 40 and 80 kilometres.

The youngest rider on the team is nine-year-old Thomas, who hopes to ride 100km during the month and raise $500.

The ride coincides with a Federal Government announcement to commit $132,000 to The Kid’s Cancer Project as part of CureFest Australia 2015.

CureFest Australia wants to make childhood cancer research a national priority.