Boyle does Bike4Burns

Charles Boyle. Photo by Keer Moriarty
Charles Boyle. Photo by Keer Moriarty

Beaudesert cyclist Charles Boyle has raised more than double his fundraising goal in a charity bike ride for children with burns.

At time of print Boyle, who aimed to raise $1000 through his 500km ride, had reached $2050 as part of the Children’s Hospital Foundation Bike4Burns.

Charles and Jennie Boyle. Image supplied.

Charity Ride Takes Team Effort

Charles Boyle has praised the support of the community in helping him achieve an ambitious charity bike ride around Beaudesert. 

He did his ride on 28-29 May, following a variation of the 100km loops cyclists do on the annual Jimboomba Rotary ride, which goes past his house.

The ride was to raise money for children with burns as part of the Children’s Hospital Foundation Bike4Burns, and at time of print Boyle had raised more than $2000.

Boyle said despite some setbacks it was a fantastic weekend.

“We ended up missing out on one loop due to severe fog, but I’ve got to say I’m so proud of everyone who helped me achieve what was a mammoth ride, although there are a few who showed me no mercy for the first couple of loops,” he said.

“Thanks to everyone who rode, donated and helped out in many ways. I’m truly humbled by the way people took time out of their day to stand on street corners welcoming us home after the last loop.

“Also, thanks to Richard and Leanne Boyle from Scenic Rim Sports for kitting me out and getting your bike up to scratch.”

Boyle’s wife Jennie, also a keen cyclist, thanked the community for its support.

“All the people who took part and kept Charles company, those roads were atrocious in parts due to all the rain so many potholes contributing to so many flat tyres, bust spokes etc made for very difficult riding but thankfully we had glorious weather,” she said.

“Everyone at Beaudesert Cycling Club Inc. who organised an amazing celebration party and BBQ, especially David Kenny for picking up the girls, Tricia Mevissen and Wilma Remy for driving the girls up to the Biddaddaba hills to cheer us on, what a beautiful surprise that was.”

To donate, visit https://fundraise.childrens.org.au/fundraisers/charlesboyle

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