Stay on picturesque Emu Point course to aid people with neurological conditions in the Great Southern

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Siobhan Pugh and her children Toby, 13, Emily, 8, and Elliot, 7, will all take part in this Saturday’s MSWA ride.
Camera IconSiobhan Pugh and her children Toby, 13, Emily, 8, and Elliot, 7, will all take part in this Saturday’s MSWA ride. Credit: Laurie Benson/Albany Advertiser, Laurie Benson

Cycling along the picturesque Emu Point bike path will come with an important purpose this Saturday in the MSWA Albany Ride.

The annual fundraising event takes in some of Albany’s most beautiful scenery as the community comes together to make a difference to people living with neurological conditions in the Great Southern.

With a 10km family ride, 40km ride, 80km challenge, and a 135km challenge, the ride aims to attract people of all ages and abilities.

Siobhan Pugh and her three children Toby, 13, Emily, 8, and Elliot, 6, will be hopping on their bikes for the family ride as the Super Pughs.

Mrs Pugh said there was something special about knowing the money would help local families.

“It is a really great organisation and it goes to important work where you can see where the money is going,” she said.

“We did it as a family last year. The kids saw what it was all about and everyone was really lovely, so we were definitely doing it again.

“My eldest has ASD so he doesn’t like to get involved in too much stuff, but the fact that this isn’t a competition, everyone is really supportive and he can do his part — we all loved that.”

Over the past three years, 500 cyclists have raised $73,000 which has gone towards support and care services, research projects, and the purchase of equipment.

Ride registrations close at midnight tonight.

Visit mswaalbanyride.org.au.

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