RIDING for Down Syndrome, Armidale enthusiasts took on the Scrapheap Adventure Ride again this year.
Purchasing a bike for no more than $1000, this year the final destination was Green Valley Farm in Tingha.
Team Molly-Moo from Armidale raised $5000 this year, said member Tony Woods.
“The team is named after my niece who sadly passed away at age four – and she had down syndrome,” Mr Woods said.
“In memory of her each of us carry a stuffed Wiggles toy, that was her favourite show.”
It can take months to put a bike together using parts from wreckers, sheds, Ebay and clearance sales.
“You just have to find bits and pieces to put together,” Mr Woods said.
“I’ve got a bike with parts from four old bikes, ranging from the 1970’s to 80’s.
“Some people even use mud guards from other bikes for visors.”
Raising $75,000 all together, Armidale based Team Molly-Moo rode alongside 110 others, plus 8- support crew from NSW, VIC, SA and QLD.
This is the eighth year the event has been held.