Two teams of Charles Sturt University (CSU) staff were among 100 cyclists in the Royal Far West Ride for Country Kids who rolled over the finish line on campus at CSU Orange on Tuesday.
CSU vice-chancellor Professor Andrew Vann was one of nine staff members who took part in the charity ride.
“Charles Sturt University has a shared interest in promoting rural and regional health and I’m delighted to be taking part in the ride for the second year in a row,” said Prof Vann.
The annual Ride for Country Kids raised funds for Royal Far West programs to support children with complex developmental and health needs that are not able to be met in their local communities.
The riders left Wagga early on Sunday morning and cycled 420 kilometers over three days to raise funds to help bridge the health care gap for rural children.
The route passed through Gundagai, Cootamundra, Young, Grenfell, Cowra, Canowindra and Cudal before arriving in Orange.
The CSU teams in the Royal Far West Ride for 2017 were made up of university staff from Bathurst, Port Macquarie and Wagga Wagga.
Vice Chancellor Professor Andrew Vann, executive dean of the faculty of business justice and behavioural sciences, Professor Tracey Green, executive dean of the faculty of science, Professor Tim Wess, director of research, Associate Professor Gethin Thomas, and staff members Mr Jonathan Hewis and Mr Greg Linsdell, Ms Elizabeth Dunlop, Ms Liz Smith and Ms Nicole Rogers took part in the charity ride.