More than 180 cyclists set the wheels in motion this morning as they set off on the start of 700 kilometre journeys from Geraldton and Albany to Perth.
The four and a half day journey will take participants along the Great Southern and South-West coast from Albany through Walpole and Pemberton and up to Busselton and Mandurah before they cycle into Kings Park.
One in four Australians aged 16 to 24 experience a mental illness. 75 per cent of mental health issues start before the age of 25.
Since its inception in 2013, the annual Hawaiian Ride for Youth has raised more than $17 million to support Youth Focus in assisting young Western Australians. This year, the ride hopes to raise more than $1.2 million.
For support, call beyondblue on 1300 224 636 for 24/7 free counselling, Lifeline in a crisis situation on 13 11 14, or join the discussion with other young people in one of ReachOut.com’s online forums.