Cyclists do the ride thing for Ronald McDonald House Charities

The peloton from this year’s Ride for Sick Kids WA.
The peloton from this year’s Ride for Sick Kids WA.

AN accountant, a carpenter and an Aussie Rules Football commentator are just three of the rag-tag bunch of riders who make up the 30-person peloton pedalling through WA’s South-West in November to raise money to support seriously ill children.

Ride For Sick Kids WA returns for its fourth year in 2015, with a dedicated group of volunteers cycling over 450km to raise money for Ronald McDonald House Charities.

The riders took up the four-day challenge beginning in Margaret River last month and stopping in Augusta, Yallingup, Dunsborough and Mandurah, before finishing in Perth.

All funds are donated to Ronald McDonald House Perth, which provides a home away from home for regional West Australian families of sick children.

To date, Ride For Sick Kids WA has raised over $21,000 this year, with fundraising to continue until January.

A donation of as little as $20 can help keep the cupboards stocked with food and household items to make a family’s stay at Ronald McDonald House more comfortable.

The focus of fundraising for the previous three years has been the development of a new 47-room Ronald McDonald House adjacent to Perth Children’s Hospital in Nedlands, designed to meet increased demand.

Ride For Sick Kids WA has raised over $1 million in four years.

All funds raised from the ride have gone towards the build of the new $27 million dollar facility which is set to open on December 9.