Woodvale girl to put pedal power to the test for Compassion Australia

Ailie Clark will ride 100km for charity this weekend.
Ailie Clark will ride 100km for charity this weekend.

AILIE Clark will be cycling for a cause this weekend when she embarks on a 100km ride for charity.

The 12-year-old Woodvale resident aims to raise $1500 for Compassion Australia to help children in need.

“Compassion Australia is an amazing organisation that helps kids around the world less fortunate than myself,” she said.

“My family sponsors a number of children with Compassion Australia, one of which they have sponsored since I was born.”

Ailie said riding 100km in one day had always been a goal of hers.

“I have been training since May 2016,” she said. “Most of it has been with my dad, but recently we borrowed a resistance trainer, which has meant I can also train in our living room without the need for my dad to always be with me.

“My least favourite training was when it was 6C and the wind cut straight through my gloves and felt like knives.”

Ailie and her dad, Rod Clark, will set off from Whitfords train station and cycle to Mandurah.

Last year, Ailie ran a marathon in one week, raising more than $1300 for Compassion Australia.

Visit give.everydayhero.com/au/ailie-ride.

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