THE Great Cycle Challenge 2019 is on to help in the fight against kids cancer and Port Stephens will be represented amongst the riders who will participate from around the country.
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There are currently over 12,000 riders registered to compete who have completed 333,501km so far in the Challenge nationally with $1,499,432 raised for childhood cancer research for better treatments so far.
Anyone can register to participate, simply set a goal, register and log your kilometres throughout October and most importantly ask people to support your ride.
A group of Port cyclists are participating and raising funds for the cause.
Robert Miller one of the participants told News Of The Area, “Together the group will be riding most Saturdays and have set up group rides so that anyone with a decent level of competence can join in.”
Most of these rides are between 80 and 120km in length.
There are other days that we will ride too which can be viewed on the Great Cycle Challenge website – https://greatcyclechallenge.com.au/TeamDashboard
“Our first group ride was on Saturday 5 October where we rode around the Bay and finished at Murray’s Brewery.”
Murray’s Brewery also sponsored the team.
The team is also holding a fundraising dinner is on 19 October at the Mexican Restaurant at the Bay Breeze.
The cost is the price of the meal as the restaurant will donate $5 from every meal purchased to the Great Cycle Challenge.
“We are hoping to raise $7000, we actually raised over $24,000 last year and finished in 3rd place nationally, however it has been much harder this year.”
The team is aiming to ride 7000km with each rider having their own target, some as high as 1000km each.
By Marian SAMPSON