STEPPING UP: Curtis Coast Trail Riders Club member Jason Rice with Anthea Adams, who is hosting a trail riding event on her family’s property to raise money for another Ambrose family, despite not having anything to do with the club previously.
STEPPING UP: Curtis Coast Trail Riders Club member Jason Rice with Anthea Adams, who is hosting a trail riding event on her family’s property to raise money for another Ambrose family, despite not having anything to do with the club previously. Jake Jones

Ambrose track day to raise funds for family

ANTHEA Adams doesn't ride a motorbike. Neither does her husband Graham.

They have never been a part of the Curtis Coast Trail Riders Club, nor has their son Grant, 9, been to a ride with the club.

But the family will host a ride for club riders, offering their land at Ambrose for a track to be set up for a weekend.

"There is a need for people to ride safely and legally," Anthea Adams said.

But the generosity of the family doesn't stop at offering a place to ride.

They have also asked the club if this ride can turn into a fundraiser.

The family wants to help out Ambrose's Amy and Matt Jamison, whose baby son JB has kidney problems and has been in Brisbane for an extended period of time.

"It has been very positive so far, everyone wants to help out Amy and Matt," Anthea said.

"It brings the community together and shows we are supporting the whole community."

Hearing about the plan last week, Amy Jamison was overwhelmed with the offering of support for her son.

She said knowing people were getting behind her family was a big help.

"I don't really have the words to describe how grateful we are," Mrs Jamison said. "To have all the support is very humbling.

"I think you have to get to a place where you accept it."

The whole Ambrose community has jumped behind the trail ride, with a number of organisations to help out on the weekend of February 28 and March 1.

The Ambrose P&C is running a canteen and Ambrose Playgroup will also be on deck to prepare some food, while Mt Larcom P&C is running a bar.

With camping available on the property, club member Jason Rice, who is setting up the track for the ride, is expecting the support to be huge.

"We are hoping for over 200 riders," he said. "It is all about bringing families together for a good cause."

THE RIDE:

  • February 28 and March 1
  • 18km open track with hard loops, creeks and hills
  • 7km novice track
  • Two 50cc tracks, one of which is for small kids or those new to the sport
  • Grant Adams will be riding with the club for the first time