One hell of a ride for charity

Hell on Wheels riders (l-r) Alan Job of Ballina, organiser Tony Keogh from Darwin and the Rescue Helicopters chief pilot Lynton Beggs from Mcleans Ridges.

Thirty-eight bike riders will be hitting the road this Saturday, October 14, to pedal 710km over eight days to raise funds for the Life Saver Rescue Helicopter.

Helicopter chief pilot and self-confessed bike-tragic Lynton Beggs will be joining the ninth annual Hell on Wheels fundraising ride for the fifth year.

Its just total enjoyment and pure escapism, he said. But at the same time its also raising funds for a vital community service.

The Hell on Wheels Cycle Tour will leave Lismore on Saturday and finish in Bowraville (near Nambucca) a week later. The annual event usually raises between $30,000 and $40,000.

The riders will be fundraising each night at local Bottlemart pubs with raffles. They will also be calling into local schools to talk to children about bike safety and the Rescue Helicopter. You can catch up with the riders at the Ballina Hotel this Saturday night or the Ilawarra Hotel in Evans Head on Sunday night.

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