Epping cyclist Nic rides for refugees

An Epping local has put on a new spin on the campaign to promote a fair go for refugees.

Local Nic McInerney started a team at Ride for Refugees with the students at Epping Boys High School last year and will take part in the RIDE for refugees in Sydney on August 19.

He said that as well as raising funds and awareness for refugees, last year’s ride was an opportunity to build a sense of mateship and achievent at the school.

“I saw it as an opportunity to bring the boys of the whole school together around a common interest issue and that the event was pretty special,” he said.

“I was inspired by the compassion shown by the boys for the cause, they were keen to ride and also worked hard to organize and get the message out to the greater community.”

Nic and his mates are hoping readers of The Weekly Times will get involved and form their own teams this year.

“The Ride For Refugees is a small way we can care for these people, many of whom have fled for their lives in the face of war and persecution.”

Registration to be a part of the event at rideforrefugees.com.au.

The RIDE event also features International Teams, especially teams that aim to bring the Jesus’ message of compassion and mercy to marginalised people and communities.