WARRNAMBOOL butcher James O’Keeffe will be among 20 cyclists getting their road legs when they ride into Warrnambool tomorrow.
The group will be on the second stage of an eight-day Ride for the Kids that raises money for children suffering from cancer and other health-related issues.
Mr O’Keeffe, a butcher at the Safeway Warrnambool store, is part of a joint Woolworths and Victoria Police team riding 1000 kilometres on a circuit that will take them from Ballarat to Portland, Horsham and Maryborough, before returning to Ballarat.
The team will leave Ballarat today and stay overnight in Colac before arriving at the Warrnambool east Woolworths store for lunch between 1.30pm and 2.30pm tomorrow.
Members of the public can make a donation to the ride at the stopover at the east Warrnambool Woolworths store.
Organiser Shane Darroch said the ride would raise funds for three charities — Cops ’N’ Kids, TLC for Kids and Support for Cancer — all of which bring a sense of fun and adventure back into the lives of children suffering from cancer and other health-related issues.
This year is the second time Ride for the Kids has taken place and the ride follows the same route as 2013.
Mr Darroch said people could make a donation at the ride stopovers or to the team en route.