Benalla Bus Lines will transport racegoers to and from the Benalla Toyota Benalla Gold Cup free of charge this weekend.By Kaitlin Thals
Benalla Bus Lines will transport racegoers to and from the Benalla Toyota Benalla Gold Cup free of charge on Sunday.
Benalla Bus Lines manager Ray Schintler said the company had offered this service through Benalla’s main streets for about three years.
Mr Schintler encourages patrons to travel to the racetrack by bus, instead of driving their vehicle.
He said people could be picked up at the locations listed in the schedule, or they could phone ahead and organise a group of 10 or more to be picked from their doorstep.
‘‘If you want us to come past your house, book ahead so we can include you into the schedule,’’ Mr Schintler said.
Benalla Racing Club general manager Bradley Thomas yesterday welcomed the free service.
‘‘The patrons have a service which enables them to come and enjoy a day at the races and not worry about driving,’’ Mr Thomas said.
‘‘From our point of view it’s part of our TAC campaign, and we’ve had great support from Benalla Bus Lines over the years — and this continues.’’
Groups of 10 or more people can be picked up at requested locations during each route. Buses will return after the last race as per the morning pick-up route. Buses will leave the racecourse at 6
Bus timetable for Benalla Toyota Benalla Gold Cup
Bridge St West (antique shop) — 11
Bridge St West (opposite Shell Service Station) — 11.05
Benalla Gardens (opposite playground) — 11.10
Bridge St East (at Aldi) — 11.20
Witt St (opposite Glider City Motel) — 11.25
Racecourse — 11.30
Tatura’s Jennifer Hippisley will head up a state education advisory group after being elected as the chair of the Victorian Local Learning and Education Network Broker Network.
After a tennis career spanning 62 years, of which the last 35 years have been as a coach, Yarrawonga's Jon Coleman is set to retire at the end of 2013.
The recent Kyabram Master Pairs, played over six days with crack sides from near and far, attracted some talented bowlers eager to win the prestige event.
A frequent visitor to northern Victoria, Care Connect's Graham Custance recently won a national award for his work supporting indigenous elders to achieve better health and wellbeing.
Three Goornong Fire Brigade firefighters recently completed a CFA course on safety surrounding urban firefighting and using breathing apparatuses.
Kyabram Lawn Tennis Club’s annual junior singles tournament again attracted good numbers from across the district.
But have opponents given up the fight?
Tocumwal Pre-School students are proudly flying their KITE at the Tocumwal Lions Community Hostel.
Tooborac Fire Brigade visited Tooborac Primary School last Tuesday to help the school complete its bushfire emergency management plan.
Residents urged to renew fruit fly baits to support local orchards.
A Korean company has a proposal with the NSW Government to built a $90 million ethanol plant in Deniliquin.
SPC Ardmona, is sending eight containers loaded with $250,000 of fruit and vegetables to cyclone ravaged Philippines.
The hunt is on for a buyer for Benalla and Mansfield Toyota after the business went into receivership last fortnight.
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.