Local mountain bike rider Phoebe Young is riding the Otago Rail Trail today in a night ride to raise funds for the Halberg Disability Sport Foundation.
Phoebe, pictured riding at the NZ Mountain Bike Champs at Cardrona, is participating in the ‘Moon Ride for Halberg’ and will ride the 150km rail trail from Middlemarch to Clyde.
“I ride six days a week and I know the excitement and enjoyment I get out of riding and I believe that everyone should have the opportunity to be able to get out and participate in sport. It is not a race but an amazing experience to ride with disabled athletes and the para team. I wanted to give something back and hope to show that para athletes can participate in sport and to motivate young people with disabilities to have a go,” Phoebe said.
Up to 50 riders are cycling the trail including Paralympians Holly Robinson, Caitlin Dore and Jessica Hamill.
For a gold coin donation members of the public will be able to join the ride for the final 10km from Alexandra to Clyde.
Funds raised at the event will support the Halberg Foundation’s important disability sport activities including supporting local young athletes to attend the Halberg Junior Disability Games, assisting the local Halberg Disability Sport Adviser with the Recreation Project, as well as the continued delivery of the Halberg ‘No Exceptions Training’ programme on delivering inclusive sport and recreational activities to schools around the country.
To donate go to moonrideforhalberg.everydayhero.com/nz/phoebe-young
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Wanaka Sun | 6 - 12 Apr 2017 | Edition 812