This week I rode the 1000km cycle challenge ride -“ride to port” for the KIDS foundation. The group of 21 riders (including Liv/giant sponsored riders, Jo Hall of Giant Bicycles and Olympic swimming legend Susie O’Neill) and 15 support staff travelled from Mansfield to Port Macquarie over five days.
KIDS is an acronym for Kids In Dangerous Situations and sets about to redress the startling childhood injury statistics in Australia.
Every day, more than 5,000 children are injured unintentionally and of those, more than 100 require hospital attention. More children die from injury than from disease.
Throughout Australia KIDS foundation support hundreds of children and their families who have endured trauma, horrific burns and other injuries that have changed their lives.
During the ride I got to visit a primary school on behalf of Giant Bicycles and the KIDS Foundation. What a heartwarming experience this was! Seeing the kids big smiles and enthusiastic reaction to the Safety Prevention mascot, Seemore, and being presented with new Giant bikes really signified the whole purpose of the ride and what the KIDS Foundation set out to achieve. I feel privileged to have been a part of the challenge and if you ever get the chance to do something like this for a charity, DO IT! It is one of the most rewarding experiences I have ever had.
I’m going to share a video with you which I hope will give you an insight to the KIDS foundation and those they support. Please support those who completed the ride and this fantastic foundation by donating to the link below.