Royal Far West rides into Cowra

Riders on the Royal Far West Ride for Country Kids with representatives from Cowra Council and health services in town at the Cowra Services Club.
Riders on the Royal Far West Ride for Country Kids with representatives from Cowra Council and health services in town at the Cowra Services Club.

More than 100 riders on the Royal Far West Ride for Country Kids braved the heat, wind and the wet before stopping in Cowra on Monday night. 

Riding more than 400kms from Wagga Wagga to Orange, an evening at the Cowra Services Club marked the end of two days of grueling rides. 

Royal Far West CEO Lindsay Cain said it was important to connect to rural communities to spread the message about the services available to country kids at the facility in Manly. 

“We’ve worked so hard to be here, Cowra is pretty important to us, this has been a pivotal community for us for a long time and we are very happy to be back in Cowra,” she said. 

“We’ve had a strong with connection with Cowra for many, many years and Grenfell as well and we’ve had kids referred from Greenethorpe.” 

On Tuesday, the riders made their way to Orange for a gala dinner to mark the end of the ride, with more than $500,000 raised so far.