Deniliquin High School students are preparing to take part in the Great Victorian Bike Ride for the 13th year in a row.August 1, 2014 4:00am
High school bike riders Cameron Crockart, Will Shaw, Caleb Hupfield, John Allitt, Anna Young, Chloe Rutter, Chloe Charlton and Sarah Wright.
The long and proud history Deniliquin High School shared with the Great Victorian Bike Ride continues this year with 28 students already hard at training.
This is the 13th year in a row Deniliquin High has put a team on the road and, in preparation, they pull on the lycra each Wednesday to complete a 30km ride around town.
The weekly rides are part of the school’s afternoon sport and coordinator Sue Laing said drivers should be aware of their presence on the road.
‘‘They will start out with these small rides and then in Term 4 they will ride on Thursday and Sunday mornings as well,’’ Mrs Laing, a veteran of the Great Vic Bike Ride, said.
‘‘In the final weeks the students should be riding about 100km per week and sometimes even 100km in one day.
‘‘The Great Vic Bike Ride course has a lot of hills, including the infamous Tawonga Gap, so it’s important for students to be well prepared.’’
This year’s nine-day ride starts in Albury on November 29 and covers 500km for a finish in Lilydale.
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