Boys ride into centre’s heart: Ride2Rescue

Jack Binns and Treharne Woolfrey finished their ride in Mandurah.
Jack Binns and Treharne Woolfrey finished their ride in Mandurah.

YOUNG cyclists Jack Binns and Treharne Woolfrey turned their inspiration into action when they pedalled their way to glory to raise money for their favourite cause.

The Gooseberry Hill Year 5 students cycled the 95km stretch from the Kanyana Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre in Lesmurdie to Mandurah foreshore last week.

Little did they know when they set out that their Ride2Rescue challenge would boost the wildlife centre’s coffers by more than $1300.

Jack (10) and Treharne (11) came up with the fundraising plan after listening to rousing presentations on leadership at a recent school event.

Jack’s mum Tash said when her son first mentioned the idea she did not take him seriously.

The boys completed their challenge in six-and-a-half hours, only stopping to catch breath at checkpoints along the way.

Jack admitted his legs were aching on Sunday afternoon after the event.

“We had a few times where we had to ring up our dads and once we were directed the wrong way,” Jack said.

“But Dad came out to get us and we followed him to the nearest checkpoint.”

The boys are already planning their next adventure for charity.