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Meet the Team: Harry

Ahead of this year’s Ride for Country Kids, we chatted with first-time rider and Royal Far West employee Harry about his connection to our annual event and how his training is going.

What is your connection to Royal Far West (RFW)?

I have a very strong family connection to RFW. My grandfather Col worked here for over 20 years and my uncle Stu for 10 years. My dad Daz/Daryl has worked here for over 40 years – he even met my mum Angela here! I have worked alongside my dad in the facilities team at RFW for almost five years now, and my brother Tom also does casual work here.

How many Ride for Country Kids events have you been on as a crew member?

I have been a Peloton driver for the last three years and while they are very long days it is extremely rewarding, and I love it.

What inspired you to get involved as a rider this year?

I kind of got over sitting in the car and felt like I could get it done, so decided this year I would give it a go. Looking at this year’s course it’s a bigger challenge than expected but I’m ready to take it on.

Are you an experienced rider?

No, this is my first time on a road bike which took some getting used to. I started training after signing up for this year’s event so there’s been lots to learn!

How is your preparation going? Are you ready to clock the 400km+?

My training is going well, I am trying to ride as often as I can. It’s great to be able to train with the other riders and see everyone improve. There is an excited feeling in my regular Tuesday crew already as we get closer to the big event.

What are you looking forward to most about the Ride?

The amazing scenery and the chance to prove myself with this massive challenge is really exciting. Of course a big reason I am doing this is to give back to RFW and support country kids and their families.

How can people get behind you and donate to the Ride?

You can head to my sponsorship page to donate and follow my progress. Every dollar of your donation – no matter how large or small – adds up to truly make a difference for country kids.