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.
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