Pedal4Kids: Help sick kids breathe, ride for Sydney Children’s Hospital

Pedal4Kids: Help sick kids breathe, ride for Sydney Children’s Hospital

07Sep2020

Cycling NSW is proud to partner with the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation to support their first virtual Pedal 4 Kids, raising money to help sick kids breathe.

On the morning of Saturday 10 October, you can join cycling champions and enthusiasts from your lounge room on the virtual Champs-Élysées on Zwift.

The challenge? To keep pace with champions like Sydney Olympics gold medallist Scott McGrory, Paris-Roubaix winner Johan Vansummeren and Tour de France cyclist Wesley Sulzberger—all for a great cause.

You can help sick kids with respiratory conditions, from cystic fibrosis to asthma, at Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick. These kids can struggle to breathe, and for some of them it’s like breathing through a straw. Their conditions may sometimes be invisible, but their challenge is real.

One baby every four days is diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. This is the most common inherited life-limiting disease in childhood. In 1950, the life expectancy of a child diagnosed with cystic fibrosis was around just five years. Thanks to medical breakthroughs, the life expectancy today is closer to 50 years.

Asthma is a treatable condition, yet children still die of asthma every year in Australia. The Respiratory Department at Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick makes a difference by improving treatment, increasing education, linking in with communities and ongoing research.

You can help by signing up for the ride and fundraising: ask friends, colleagues or businesses to sponsor your ride to help sick kids breathe easier.

Any cyclist who raises over $250 will have their $30 entry fee refunded. Raise over $750, and you’ll have the chance to win a Cervélo S5 frameset worth $7,100.

Register now: www.pedal4kids.com.au #Pedal4Kids