Cycling

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MURRAY TO MOYNE

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Have you spotted a few extra people out cycling lately? Yes it’s that time of year again when the bikes come out of the garage and riders start preparing for the Murray to Moyne Cycle Relay to raise money for Boort District Health.

This year’s event is on Saturday the 31st March and Sunday 1st April when teams ride in a tag style relay from Echuca to Port Fairy, a distance of 520km in 24 hours. This is Boort’s 4th consecutive year in the challenge and training is in full swing with the team meeting every Sunday morning for a group ride.

Each year the funds raised by the challenge are used to buy a new piece of equipment, usually for the Hospital Emergency Department, that improves patient care. “I think it’s very important that the community benefits from an expanded range of services after all their hard work. I can honestly say that the additions over the last 3 years (of blood testing machines and an ultra-sound unit purchased with the fundraising money) have helped save lives. I am very pleased to say that.”

Our fundraising for 2012 has had a great kick-start with $500 being donated by Zauner Construction, the company building our new school. This year’s target is $20,000 and there will be plenty of opportunities to donate with donation tins around town and tickets for the raffle, as well as the Trivia Night at the Commercial Hotel on Friday March 2nd.

This year’s riders are; Lawrence Cameron, David Meadows, Preston Forster, Damian Forster, Adam Holster, Darian, Tim Rhook, Kevin Pink, Ashraf Takla, Patricia O’ Sullivan, Deanne Smith, Carmen Cauci, Deidre and 3 other ladies from Pyramid Hill.

Come on down to Nolen’s Park on March 31st. We would love to see you down there on the day of the ride through. As a local, it’s a real buzz to ride in or out of town to the cheers of the crowd. It’s like our own mini version of the Tour de France. And there isn’t a lot of support on the streets of the other towns you pass through, so Boort is a lot of fun.

Anne Meadows

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