Epic ride raises funds for babies

The CSA Mine’s Reggie’s Mobile Maintenance Crew embarked on their 1400km trip from Cobar to Cameron’s Corner this morning.

Riding on Honda CT110 ‘Postie Bikes’, the crew will be travelling on dirt roads, all in the name of raising money for the Miracle Babies Foundation.

The trip is expected to take six days with stops in Louth, Wanaaring, Tibooburra, White Cliffs and Tilpa planned as rest breaks along the way where they will be ‘shaking that donation tin’.

The group’s spokesperson, Ben Hewlett, said that via the Everyday Hero website they have raised just over $7,000.

“Also we have had plenty of donations made directly to us which we will pass onto Miracle Babies on our return.

“So this is another $6000 to $7000, bringing the total thus far to around $15,000,” Mr Hewlett reported.

The group has attracted attention from ABC Broken Hill who will be broadcasting daily updates of the boys trip along the way.

“We will be phoning in to ABC Broken Hill and Star FM every morning if people are interested in our current climate of chaos,” Mr Hewlett said.

“All the guys are very keen for the ride. Last minute preparations, rushing about and general pre-road trip mayhem, types of thermals and other ‘comfort items’ have been hot-topic the last few weeks,” Mr Hewlett said.

All the food and accommodation has been arranged for each night and Mr Hewlett reports that the long range weather forecast is for fine days with no more rain “hopefully”.