This September, a group of local heroes will embark on a fundraising journey like no other. 1,000 Ks 4 Kids Supreme – Newcastle is all about ordinary people doing the extraordinary by riding 750km over an 8-day cycle adventure all to raise money for Camp Quality, and create the best quality of life for kids living with cancer across Australia.
The ride is full of mateship, teamwork, long days, blood, sweat and tears. However, it’s also full of fun, optimism and resilience.
Together our riders struggle, laugh and conquer as one cohesive team, even though each rider participates in the event for their own, sometimes very personal, reasons.
Scott Sam first became involved in the event because his daughter was diagnosed with leukaemia at only 4 years old, with the Sam family becoming a Camp Quality family ever since. Scott explains he takes part in the ride each year “as it is the best way (he) could pay Camp Quality back, by trying to earn some money for them, and help other people in a similar position out”.
Departing Warners Bay on September 4 the Tour de Hunter ride will pass through Singleton, Merriwa, Muswellbrook, Gresford, Gloucester, Bulahdelah and Dungog before pedalling to the finish line back in Warners Bay on September 11.
“Fitness is such a big part of it, but you don’t have to be an elite athlete,” says Ride Coordinator Michael ‘Fairy King’ Phillips. The great part about the 1,000 Ks 4 Kids Supreme ride is that it is open to both hardcore and novice riders so that anyone with the right mindset (and proper training) can get involved in the once in a lifetime experience.
Camp Quality still has a few spots available for their upcoming 1,000 Ks 4 Kids Supreme ride, so why not be bold and push yourself for a good cause? For more information or to register please visit www.1000ks4kids.org.au or call their Newcastle office on 4947 3041.