The annual Girls Ride Out will feature an additional event this year, the Girls Ride Out Race Meeting.April 10, 2014 3:33am
A special one-off race meeting will coincide with the Girls Ride Out next month.
Now in its fifth year, the annual Echuca-Moama Cycling Club event raises money for the National Breast Cancer Foundation and Echuca hospital’s oncology department.
This year is no different, with dozens of families expected to mount pink bikes and don pink helmets and dress-ups on May 4 as they ride out from the Aquatic Reserve on 10km or 20km rides to raise awareness about breast cancer.
Organiser Roberta Hamilton said ‘‘it was gold’’ to have an additional event this year.
She said Echuca Racing Club chief executive Alex Doble offered to put on a Girls Ride Out Race Meeting in the afternoon.
‘‘It’s a one-off because Alex saw the event, saw it coincided with a race meet on the same day and wanted to help out,’’ she said.
The race meeting was a great chance for people to get involved who might want to support the ride but could not take part for one reason or another, Mrs Hamilton said.
‘‘People have often told me they’d like to support us but they don’t ride. So if you don’t ride, you can still support us by going to the race meet,’’ she said.
Mr Doble said entry to the special race meeting would be by gold coin donation, with all proceeds going to Girls Ride Out.
‘‘Anything we make on the day is 100 per cent going back to the ladies,’’ he said.
He said to reflect the event’s theme, the number one saddlecloth in all races would be pink and he hoped all jockeys would sign it and auction it off.
Mrs Hamilton said the race added to the ride and meant people could take advantage of a ‘‘huge family day out’’.
‘‘Make it a real family day. Go to the ride in the morning, have a barbecue and then head off the race meet with a picnic basket and some friends,’’ she said.
Family entry costs $50, adults $25, students $15, and late entry fee on the day costs $5 extra. For inquiries, phone Roberta Hamilton on 0438
The Girls Ride Out Race Meeting at Echuca Racing Club starts at noon with the first race at 1pm.
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