A group of dedicated cyclists including Australian hockey players Ashleigh Nelson and Rachel Lynch passed through Bunbury on Sunday as part of a 730 kilometre trip from Perth to Albany to raise funds for R U OK?
Nelson and Lynch joined former AFL star Chad Fletcher and fellow Hockeyroos Teneal Attard and Marnie Hudson on the ‘Ride for Wheelbeing’.
The group stopped in various towns, including Bunbury, to raise awareness about mental health and how a simple conversation can change a life.
With 65,000 attempted suicides and 2,500 reported suicides in Australia per year, the ride was for a worthy cause.
Local residents can still donate to the riders at rideforwheelbeing.gofundraise.com.au.
All proceeds will go directly towards future R U OK? programs and initiatives.