Riders turn up in droves for fundraiser
CURTIS Coast Trail Riders is astonished at the success of its first event of the year, a ride at Ambrose that coupled as a charity fundraiser for JB Jamison, a baby with kidney problems.
More than 180 riders on Saturday and 200 on Sunday made the most of the club's new venue and ensured the fundraiser's success.
Curtis Coast club secretary Allison Perry said after last week's weather with Cyclone Marcia, to get the event to happen was more than the club could have asked for.
She said the riders' support for the event was fantastic.
"Everyone has done a massive job seeing as the cyclone hit us only days ago," she said.
"We had to redo all the tracks and clean up all Friday and Saturday morning.
"If it was not for all the amazing volunteers it would not have happened."
A number of organisations, including Mt Larcom P&C, Ambrose P&C and Ambrose Playgroup, helped operate canteens and drink tents.
Curtis Coast and Capricorn trail riders clubs also assisted. "The Capricorn clubs are giving $500 to the event," Perry said.
"We will probably be able to donate around $1000."
A final donation tally will be done in coming days. Perry said she believed it was the most successful ride the club had hosted.
"For the property owners to let us on is very good," she said.