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.
Street Rider Night Bus signs have been placed in Shepparton’s central business district to encourage people to use the service that has been cruising along for more than five years.
Police are currently at the scene of a double fatal collision involving two cars in at the Cahill Road, Gilmore Street and Woods Road intersection in Yarrawonga.
Tatura Community House held its annual High Tea fundraiser at the facility on Tuesday, with a full-house present to enjoy a sumptuous morning tea, good conversation and relaxing time together.
The Echuca construction team behind Junction Moama has taken out one of the top honours at a regional building awards ceremony.
Rochester Historical and Pioneer Society hosted an afternoon tea to recognise long-standing members Barrie and Flora Griffin and John and Margaret Harley.
About 7600 residents served by Goulburn Valley Water are affected by a boil-water advisory.
Scone Equine Hospital relaunches local veterinary practice.
A beauty pamper day has raised a whopping $18k to assist local lady Terri Bevan with her ongoing medical costs associated with her brain tumour
A planning scheme amendment to allow the expansion and redevelopment of the IGA supermarket at Heathcote has been approved by the Victorian Planning Minister Richard Wynne.
Cross-border rivals Cobram and Barooga football netball clubs will contest the 38th Cobram Courier Shield this weekend.
An exciting three-hole playoff saw Virginia Lange take a narrow win in the Deniliquin Ladies Golf Championship last Thursday.
The G-MW Murray gravity irrigation system has received 35 per cent and the Goulburn system 42 per cent of allocation from July 1.
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