Rachael Davenport, of Carmel, and Boe Helm, of Bickley, will cycle on behalf of Brianna and Katie O�Donnell in the Ride for Someone Who Can�t challenge.
The pedalling pals will cover 40km of bush tracks through Dwellingup on September 5 to raise funds for Muscular Dystrophy WA.
Mrs Davenport said �the very sisters� name was coined by their six-year-old daughters, Mabel and Lucy, who are also close friends and attend Pickering Brook Primary School. �We soon discovered the phrase applied to us too when we were frequently asked if we were twins or sisters,� Mrs Davenport said. �Boe and I are honoured to ride for Brianna and Katie because they can�t choose to do a lot of things we take for granted everyday.�
Mrs Davenport first became involved with muscular dystrophy when her Carmel winery, Myattsfield Vineyards, became the charity�s wine sponsor eight years ago.
�My husband has ridden (in the cycle challenge) for the past four years, I�m usually on the sidelines but this year Boe and I decided to do it for ourselves.�
Visitors to Kalamunda Farmers Market donated more than $230 to �the very sisters� fundraising appeal last Sunday. Aug 9
Also putting his pedal power on the line for muscular dystrophy will be Guildford Resident Leighton Evered, who cares for Joel Slinger.
�Riding for Joel this year will be an honour, he’s a good friend with a truly amazing family.�
Muscular dystrophy is a progressive muscle-wasting condition that confines people to a wheelchair.
To make a tax-deductible donation, visit www.everydayhero.com.au /event/ridefswc2015/ and follow the links to the riders.