Support our riders as they pedal 450km’s to keep their Rescue Helicopter flying

Written by: Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service, 20 Sep 2018

Support our riders as they pedal 450km’s to keep their Rescue Helicopter flying

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service would like to welcome media and the community to support the 85 Alive and Well on farms Ride for the Chopper participants, as they pedal 450 km’s over 7 days from Tamworth to Kurri Kurri.

The Service’s CEO Richard Jones said that he cannot thank the riders, their families and the support crew enough for their unbelievable support.

“Pedalling 450km’s over 7 days is a huge commitment and we are so incredibly thankful for the support from everyone involved”

“Now in its 18th year, the annual Alive and Well on farms Ride for the Chopper is one of our longest running and most successful fundraising events. More than $90,000 dollars has already been raised, with every dollar going towards ensuring that the Westpac Rescue Helicopter can continue flying 24-7 as a free service to those in need,” he said.

Media and the community are invited to support the riders along the way:

  • Friday 21 September - Departing from the Tamworth helicopter Base at 11:00am

  • Saturday 22 September - Departing Calala Inn 8am and heading to Nundle

  • Sunday 23 September - Ellerston

  • Monday 24 September - Scone

  • Tuesday 25 September - Singleton

  • Wednesday 26 – Friday 28 September - Kurri KurrI

About the event:

The Alive and Well on farms Ride for the Chopper is an annual 7 day fundraising charity mountain bike ride for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service. 2018 will be the 18th year the ride has been undertaken and for the first time ever, riders will pedal through to the world famous Hunter Valley. The ride also incorporates the ORICA Teams Fundraising Challenge, which is a four day option for riders that can’t make the whole trip.