Hills cyclists to ride in aid of Hands Across the Water

Going the distance to help : In January Hills residents, including Scott Evans (front), will ride their bikes in aid of Hands Across the Water, founded after the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami to help children who had been left homeless by the disaster. Picture: Natalie Roberts

Going the distance to help : In January Hills residents, including Scott Evans (front), will ride their bikes in aid of Hands Across the Water, founded after the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami to help children who had been left homeless by the disaster. Picture: Natalie Roberts

Fourteen Hills residents will enter the Hands Across the Water bike ride next year.

On January 14-22, they will cycle for 800 kilometres over eight days from Bangkok to Phuket in aid of Hands Across the Water, an Australian-based organisation that supports orphaned and at-risk children in Thailand.

The cyclist group, made up of people from Glenhaven, Dural, Kellyville, Bella Vista and Galston, will hold a charity event on August 29 at Castle Hill RSL to help the group reach their goal of raising $140,000 for the ride. To enter, each rider must raise $10,000.

Tickets are $150, or $1500 for a table of 10.

It will be the second Thailand ride for nine of the group's members.

Scott Evans said the group has been helped by the support of local businesses.

"We are trying to get other Hills organisation on board; there are a lot more we'd like to see get involved," he said.

Supporters included House of the Fraser, Hills District Farm Equipment and Castle Hill RSL.

Gemma Shelton of Dural is joining the ride for the first time.

Overseas travel and the chance to revisit an orphanage.

'My dad did it last year. I went to the orphanage and I wanted to do it this year," Ms Shelton said.

Donate: Scott Evans, scott@gamefarm.com.au or 0414 651 327.

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