Residents are encouraged to support Benalla's Better Bike Hike, which raises money for a local charity.July 30, 2014 3:11am
Wheelie Awesome retail manager Peter Simpson, EdSpace principal Maggie Fanning, Benalla Ensign editor Libby Price and EdSpace student support officer Glenn Clarke are encouraging the community to participate in Benalla's Better Bike Hike.
The Benalla community is encouraged to get behind an annual cycling event in support of a local educational facility.
Benalla’s Better Bike Hike is held each year to raise money for Capability Building Inc, which operates EdSpace, Dogs for Life and Wheelie Awesome Bike Repairs and Servicing.
EdSpace principal Maggie Fanning said the event was important for the therapeutic school, which provided services for children who had emotional, medical or developmental conditions or learning difficulties that had impacted their ability to succeed in previous school settings.
‘‘It’s hugely valuable to have the community support; the more local community support the better,’’ she said.
‘‘It all goes directly back into programs we run at EdSpace, as well as Wheelie Awesome and Dogs for Life.’’
The event is held in October each year, with three rides to cater for all ages and abilities.
Ms Fanning said drink and food stations would be set up at Tatong and Swanpool, with the group’s famous sandwiches and home-made baked goods.
‘‘The feedback we get is that (a) it’s a friendly ride, and (b) it’s very well marshalled with volunteers,’’ she said.
‘‘It’s very popular and it gets advertised by Cycling Victoria so we get people from all over the place.
‘‘People keep coming, which is nice for us.’’
The Benalla Ensign has partnered with the event and is encouraging the community to support this home-grown initiative.
‘‘This cause is all about Benalla,’’ Benalla Ensign editor Libby Price said.
‘‘Practically all funds raised from sponsorship and entry fees flow through to the program, and it’s an extraordinary event — one of a kind in Victoria.’’
Benalla’s Better Bike Hike will be held on Sunday, October 12.
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