A nationally recognised children's cancer service is eager to draw on South Australia's country cycling enthusiasts to support their inaugural ride event to raise vital funds.
Camp Quality's Big Ride for Little Kids challenges cyclists to ride 50km, 100km or 150km between March 1 and 14 to help reach the $500,000 target set to assist kids who face cancer.
Importantly, Camp Quality's services and programs assist children aged up to 15 years, dealing with their own cancer diagnosis, or the diagnosis of someone they love, like a brother, sister, mum or dad.
Their new fundraiser initiative is open to road cyclists, mountain bikers, spinners or those who enjoy leisurely bike rides at the weekend.
Any person in any part of SA is urged to get involved and ride for two weeks in many different ways, such as on the road, in the gym, as an individual, with a friend or as part of a virtual team.
The best part, participants can set their own target and track their kilometres using either their Fitbit or Strava and connect their app of choice to their online fundraising page.
CEO Deborah Thomas says Camp Quality's Big Ride for Little Kids is a great way to raise much needed funds for kids facing cancer while enjoying a favourite sporting activity.
"2020 was a very difficult year for kids facing cancer who endured a next level of isolation due to COVID. So they need our help now more than ever to finally take a break and be kids again," she explained.
"We have 8900 kids facing cancer registered for one of our services and programs including our Kids and Family Camps that provide an opportunity for these kids to get away from it all."
Funds raised through the inaugural event will help Camp Quality continue to offer these vital programs
"So get a head start in 2021, make your RPMs count and put your heart (rate) into it," Ms Thomas added.
To register for the event visit www.big-ride.org.au.