A crowd of enthusiastic supporters welcomed 22 tired but elated cyclists who pedalled into The Salvation Army Brisbane Streetlevel Mission as part of last month’s Ride for Homelessness.
The team rode 1,060 km from Sydney in nine days to raise more than $120,000 for those experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness.
“Everyone needs a place to call home—that’s what this ride was all about,” said Paul Maunder, team leader at Streetlevel who took part in the gruelling event.
The money raised will go towards street swags for those sleeping rough and training courses to equip people experiencing homelessness with skills and resources on their journey to independent living. The provision of housing options—supporting people to move to their own rental accommodation and helping underwrite their tenancies—will also benefit from this ride.
The Ride for Homelessness is a partnership between The Salvation Army Brisbane Streetlevel Mission and Nanna Fritty’s Fruit Cake Cycling Club.