Ride for Rural Kids is a 7 day, 1000km charity bicycle ride through central west Queensland to raise funds for Ronald McDonald House® Charities.

National agribusiness, Ruralco Holdings Limited, and CRT are very proud to be organising this event and pleased to be working with Herds of Hope, a national fundraising initiative created by members of the Australian red meat industry in support of Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Ruralco and CRT have a strong connection to rural and regional communities and value the opportunity to help make a difference to children and families in need.

Ride for Rural Kids kicks off in Toowoomba on 22 October with a 40km community bike ride. Country music star, Lee Kernaghan, will perform that evening in Toowoomba at the first of two concerts being held that week in support of the ride.

Some fantastic community activities are planned throughout the event before the team crosses the finish line in Emerald on 28 October.

A very committed team of riders with a great sense of community undertook the inaugural Ride for Rural Kids in 2009 and raised $41,500 for the Aussie Helpers Children's Fund. The same team is proud to be back in the saddle and riding this year to support the tremendous work being done at Ronald McDonald House in Brisbane.

The team includes National Rugby League referees, Ben Cummins and Gerard Sutton, National Rugby League video referee, Bernard Sutton, and Chris Sutton who referees in the Toyota Cup competition.

Lee Kernaghan will be travelling with the team during the week and attending several local events in support of the ride.

For more information on individual activities please go to the 7 Day Event Calendar.