Ride for Sick Kids 2016: local restaurant franchisee takes part to raise funds

Nick Agostino on the ride.
Nick Agostino on the ride.

ALMOST 40 cyclists have hopped on their bikes to take part in the Ride for Sick Kids 2016.

Among them was Nick Agostino, franchisee of Forest Lakes, Gosnells and Maddington McDonald’s restaurants.

Over four days – starting Wednesday October 12 and finishing Saturday – the group cycled more than 370km from Margaret River to Nedlands, to raise funds for Ronald McDonald House Charities and its programs.

Mr Agostino said he had been a support crewmember as part of the ride for the past four years and this year decided to hop on the bike.

“Since beginning my training for Ride for Sick Kids, I have well and truly caught the cycling bug; it is now one of my greatest passions.

“I average about 250km a week on the bike and have clocked up about 9000km this year.”

As part of the ride, Ronald McDonald Houses allow families to stay with their sick children while receiving hospital treatment

“We’re so happy to be getting back on the road again for this amazing cause.”