Adventure raises awareness for Down Syndrome NSW

RIDE FOR CHARITY: Armidale riders from Team Molly Moo raised funds and awareness for Down Syndrome NSW, riding to Green Valley Farm in Tingha on hand-fixed bikes.

RIDE FOR CHARITY: Armidale riders from Team Molly Moo raised funds and awareness for Down Syndrome NSW, riding to Green Valley Farm in Tingha on hand-fixed bikes.

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.

Rider hits the road.

Rider hits the road.

“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.

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