Cyclists to ride from Toowoomba to Mooloolaba for STEPS Charity

In April a group of dedicated cyclists will ride a gruelling 220 kilometres in just one day to raise money for STEPS Pathways College to help young people with a disability learn life skills to live independently.

The annual TOOMOO ride will take place on April 29 this year and is expecting over 200 participants.

Founder of TOOMOO and avid cyclist Dave Fellows said STEPS Charity is the 2017 charity beneficiary due to their common focus of empowerment.

“I’ve chosen STEPS Charity as the beneficiary this year because they align perfectly with my principal desire in life – to empower. Together I can’t wait to be able to empower others to achieve things they never thought they could!”

From something that started four years ago as a crazy challenge, the ride has now raised over $40,000 for local charities.

Dave said the TOOMOO is more than just a ride.

“TOOMOO is a family of passionate individuals who share a common interest in cycling and a want to give back to our community; I look forward to welcoming new riders this year to share in our passion for empowerment.”

Money raised will provide opportunities for young adults with a disability to experience independent living in purpose built units, while undertaking an intensive training program.

After 12 months each student will graduate with the skills and ability to rent or buy their own home, cook their own meals, manage their own support needs, and lead a happy, healthy life of their own design.

STEPS Charity Manager Angela Miles said STEPS is thrilled to be named as this year’s beneficiary.

For more information or to register: www.toomoo.com.au

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