Firefighters ride to raise money for burns victims - Jindabyne
Published: 27 Mar 2023 10:48am
The annual Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) 400in4 Charity Ride starts today, with riders departing from the Snowy Mountains and looking to cover over 400km throughout the week to raise money for the Burns Unit at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead.
This year, the ride will start in Jindabyne for the first time, with firefighters putting their bodies to the test whilst riding through the rugged landscape of the Kosciuszko National Park, knowing that whatever pain they experience during the ride will be nothing compared to what burns victims endure.
This will be the 18th consecutive year the ride has taken place, with more than $1m raised so far to aid burns patients.
The original concept was to cycle 400km’s in four days to raise money, with firefighters promoting safety messages along the way to local schools.
This year will also feature a ‘Beat the Burn’ fundraising challenge that began in 2021 due to COVID, where riders can ride on a stationary bike at home or with friends to see how many kilometres they can clock up over the five days.
The main group in Jindabyne is riding from 27-31 March.
This year’s event will also include a unique challenge in which Shoalhaven firefighter Rob Mason will run against the road cyclists in a ‘two wheels v two feet challenge’ on the final day of riding this Friday. Those wishing to donate to the 400in4 fund can go to: https://400in4.org/ [external link] Anyone wishing to enter the Beat the Burn challenge can do so by going to: https://www.400in4.org/beattheburn [external link]
Updated: 05 Apr 2023 03:38pm
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