Adventure, reward on offer in Pipeline

Riders Jonty, Natalie and James.Picture: Martin Kennealey       d442397
Riders Jonty, Natalie and James.Picture: Martin Kennealey       d442397

The Pipeline Challenge is a five-day event raising awareness and funds for youth homelessness, bullying and mental health, issues many of the Anchor Point students have experienced firsthand.

Youth Futures chief executive officer Mark Waite said it would be a life-changing experience.

�None of them has ever had the opportunity or done anything like this before,� he said.

�I actually thought getting them to ride 600km on a mountain bike would scare them but once we discussed how the ride would work, they really surprised me with how excited they were.�

The students are gearing up for what they feel will be a challenging but rewarding experience.

Youth Futures is encouraging riders from across WA to register for the inaugural event which is being held from September 27 to October 1.

All money raised will support accommodation, education and support services for disadvantaged and at-risk young people.

People are asked to register at pipelinechallenge.com.au.

The closing date for entries is Friday, August 28.