Echuca's Aquatic Reserve was a seething mass of pink yesterday for the fifth Girls Ride Out fundraiser.May 5, 2014 3:05am
It was a sea of pink at Echuca’s Aquatic Reserve yesterday as the fifth Girls Ride Out kicked off.
Organiser Roberta Hamilton said 207 cyclists and their families turned out in support of the event, which raised money for the National Brast Cancer Foundation and Echuca hospital’s oncology department.
‘‘We are overjoyed about the weather,’’ Mrs Hamilton said.
‘‘It makes the day worthwhile.
‘‘So many families attended and we’re thrilled about the turnout.’’
Cyclists completed a 10km or 20km ride.
A special one-off race meet was also held in the afternoon to coincide with the Girls Ride Out.
Mrs Hamilton said Echuca Racing Club chief executive Alex Doble had offered to put on the Girls Ride Out Race Meeting, with all proceeds donated to the charity event.
She also thanked Echuca-Moama Cycling Club which partnered the event and the district volunteers who assisted.
Mrs Hamilton said $2000 had been raised for the cause before the day even started.
‘‘This is a unique opportunity for us and it has been gratefully accepted,’’ she said.
The final tally is yet to be counted.
The late Margaret 'Dharrul' Wirrpanda has joined Mooroopna's Alf 'Uncle Boydie' Turner as an inductee this year into the Victorian Indigenous Honour Roll.
Paradise Queen owner Travis Smith is preparing to take on hundreds of runners at this year’s Yarrawonga Mulwala Multisport Festival to be held on October 18-19.
Goulburn Valley Fins and Fenders Car Club is getting ready to host its second annual Show and Shine event at Tatura Racecourse on Saturday, October 18.
Residents are being warned they could face severe penalties if out of control burn-offs damaged someone else’s property.
The Nanneella hall and recreation reserve committee is inviting everyone to join its clearance sale on October 25.
National Party ticket up for grabs
Developer of the Elloura estate wants to build another road to Buckley Park among other changes.
Terry Hogan has stood down as Mayor of Jerilderie Shire due to an ongoing battle with cancer.
Heathcote Community House staff are encouraging people to send a postcard to show their support.
Minister for Local Government and Aboriginal Affairs Tim Bull visits Cobram to assist councils and incumbent MP.
Keen Deni Ute Muster fans rolled into town early for the weekend's event.
The only consistent thing about frost damage in crops was its random nature, a cropping expert told his field day audience at Finley last Friday.
Last week's Coledale poll dorset stud ram sale was the best in the stud's 45-year history.
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.