Salvation Army Ride for Homeless reached Taree on Monday September

On your bike: Cyclists in the Ride for Homeless Challenge ride over the Martin Bridge. Photo: Scott Calvin.
On your bike: Cyclists in the Ride for Homeless Challenge ride over the Martin Bridge. Photo: Scott Calvin.

A group of cyclists involved in the Salvation Army Ride for Homeless Challenge stopped in Taree on Monday, September 10. 

They spent the night in town before heading off to Kempsey the following morning.

The challenge puts riders to the test as they cycle 1070 kilometres from Surry Hills in Sydney to Fortitude Valley in Brisbane.

The group hopes to raise more than $100,000 for the Salvation Army’s Streetlevel Mission.

The challenge will finish on September 16. 

Funds will be put towards ‘street swags’, Streetlevel’s Journey to Independent Living course and accommodation.

More than 100,000 Australians will be homeless tonight.

Forty-two percent of people experiencing homelessness are aged 24 years and under.

More than 18,000 of those are children aged 12 years and under.