Riding home ‘can-do’ spirit

Jessica CuthbertAlbany Advertiser
Rob Cridge, 2019 event ambassador.
Camera IconRob Cridge, 2019 event ambassador. Credit: Laurie Benson Albany Advertiser

Cyclists of all levels will strap on their helmets and take to the pavement in Albany next weekend to raise money for research into neurological diseases.

The MSWA Albany Ride, which kicks off on Saturday, February 23, takes riders through the National Anzac Centre, the whaling station, Middleton Beach and the wind farm. Cyclists can choose between a 10km family ride, a 40km ride or an 80km challenge ride.

The ride raises funds for people living with multiple sclerosis and all neurological conditions in the Great Southern region including Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease and motor neurone disease.

After a successful event last year, Albany’s Robert Cridge is back as this year’s ambassador.

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Mr Cridge, who has multiple sclerosis, said the event was about proving to people with disabilities they could do it. “Last year, the event was fantastic. I think this year’s will be bigger and better, so I’m really looking forward to it,” he said.

“Having MS myself, I just want to represent positivity and encourage people to have a can- do attitude and engage in something.

“Not only does it provide money for people with neurological conditions, it also inspires people to do more than just sit around at home.”

All riders will start and finish at Emu Point, which will be transformed into the Event Zone.

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