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ride for isabel

Ride for Isabel will be held on the 30th July 2017.

Please go to the Ride for Isabel website for information on the 2017 event.

The Ride for Isabel organising committee thanks everyone involved in the events which raised in excess of $15,000 for Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Support (Sands) Queensland, more than double the previous year.

Cycling through cane fields

Committee spokesperson Helen Underwood said the event started as a one day 85 kilometre ride in 2010.

 

Riders hug each other at end of event

"The event attacted almost twice as many participants as last year, including three from the United Kingdom and one from Brisbane.

"In addition there were 18 volunteers who assisted in the ride including police and fire officers who provided some of the escort vehicle support."

"Despite wet and windy conditions everyone had a great time and there was a great sense of camaraderie amongst the cyclists and volunteers"

Teddy and rattle

Ride founder Curtis Pitt instigated the ride to honour the memory of his baby daughter Isabel who was stillborn at 41 weeks in 2008.

Mr Pitt said since it's inception in 2010 the ride has raised more than $25,000 for Sands Queensland.

"Kerry and I vowed to do whatever we could to raise funds for Sands, which provides much-needed counselling and support services for families and those effected by the sudden death of an infant or through reproductive loss."

"Bereaved parents often find the need to talk to someone who has had an experience similar to their own. Sands offers 24-hour support services via telephone and email as well as regular support meetings."

"All the proceeds from the Ride for Isabel will go to Sands Queensland and will support counselling and bereavement services, as well as events like 'Walk to Remember' right here in Cairns."

Ride for Isabel Team

Riders stop for a drink4 riders pose for a photo at the Ride For IsabelRide for Isabel competitors