Cyclists raising $15,000 in Biloela for cancer support
THE Team Biloela Tour De Cure cycling team has set themselves a goal of raising $3000 in their 24 hour cycling event.
The team of eight riders will cycle for 24 hours around Biloela and the surrounds, collecting donations from 33 businesses as they aim to finish with $15,000 raised from the event.
Team Biloela cyclist Don Morris broke down how his riders and support crew would reach the $15,000 target.
“Each of our eight riders donates $500 to hit $4000 and we will have received $8000 in corporate donations by the event’s end with just $3000 to pick up from businesses and locals,” Mr Morris said.
“We normally aim for 300-400km in a 24 hour period but, because of our focus on fundraising, will likely do 150-200km.”
Starting at noon this Friday with a police escort outside of Biloela Woolworths, the team will collect donations until 11pm before riding out of town and returning for breakfast in the early hours of Saturday morning.
“The businesses each have a timeslot for when our riders will pop in, collect a donation and organise a photo and promote their support of our fundraising,” Mr Morris said.
“A dozen businesses or so have their own internal fundraisers where they will also donate funds to us at a later date.
“From 11pm-4am we will end up at Mt Scoria and at the Callide Dam for sunrise before we are back in town to finish with more fundraising in the streets.”
Team Biloela’s support crew and volunteers will have a tent outside Woolworths from Friday midday-6pm and from Saturday at 8am to collect donations and sell raffle tickets.
Biloela Plumbing Works will run a sausage sizzle on Saturday morning from 8am outside Woolworths.