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A bicycle ride like no other

19 Sep 2014

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Southbank businessman Adrian Moelands has just completed the ride of his life, in an effort to raise awareness for a cause that is very close to his heart.

Following months of rigorous training, the 34-year-old CUB development manager was one of 40 riders to embark on the Ride for Sick Kids, a seven-day 500km bike ride around Victoria and Tasmania.

All proceeds raised through the week-long trek have been donated to Ronald McDonald House, a charity Adrian has a personal connection with.

At just three-weeks-old, Adrian’s younger brother Nathan was diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition in which there is an abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid in the cavities of the brain.

According to the Brain Foundation, one in every 1000 children is born with hydrocephalus each year in Australia and a cure is yet to be discovered.

While the severity of the condition can often be fatal, Adrian says it was the early support of Ronald McDonald House, which helped his family through the most difficult times.  

Nathan Moelands is now 26 and Adrian says the opportunity to give back to the charity, which continues to help thousands of sick children every year, just like his brother, was extremely fulfilling.

“The bike ride was fantastic,” he said. “It was a pleasure to go around and meet so many people that have been fortunate enough to use the services of Ronald McDonald House.”

“The actual time on the bike was brilliant, there were a couple of tough hills but I got through okay with the support of a great crew of people all working towards a similar goal.”

Having ridden up to 100kms a week while training and raising thousands of dollars, he said he was extremely grateful for the support received from friends, family and the local community.

“I have raised just under $6000 so far and all the riders, including all the functions, raised approximately $575,000,” he said.

“It was an amazing effort from all the organisers and a massive thank you to all the people that donated.”

Donations can still be made at:
www.rideforsickkids.com.au

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