NORTH Fremantle’s Janiene Pollock is brand new to long-distance cycling, but that hasn’t stopped her signing up to peddle almost 400km in a fundraiser for sick children.
Mrs Pollock is one of 20 cyclists taking part in the 2019 Ride for Sick Kids WA, which will see the group travel from Kalamunda to Northam, York, Bindoon and back to Perth in four days as they try to raise $240,000 for Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) WA.
The former RMHC volunteer and current RMHC WA chairperson said she has seen first-hand how important the organisation was and that she hoped to lead by example with the fundraising effort-despite being relatively new to cycling.
“I purchased a road bike just over a month ago and have been training for the RFSK WA ever since,” she said.
“With only six weeks of experience in the saddle I would definitely call myself a novice, I completed my first 100km last week and gosh did my body feel it.”
She said she was nervous about how she would go but that she was excited to do her bit.
“With the route spanning 387km across four days, it’s going to be tough but knowing that the funds raised with go to help local families in need will motivate me during the difficult times,” she said.
“I hope to raise awareness for the amazing work of RMHC WA and vital funds so that it can continue to keep WA families together whilst their child receives treatment at a nearby hospital.”
The ride starts May 4.
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