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.
Neighbourhood Watch Week will start with a sizzle — a sausage sizzle to be precise — at Sevens Creek Dve in Kialla.
Victoria State Emergency Service (SES) and other emergency services are preparing for the next round of wild weather in the north-east.
It was clear blue skies last Tuesday for the official launch of the Gargarro (pronounced Ga-gar-ro) Botanic Gardens in Girgarre.
SNAKES will be coming out of hiding as the weather warms up.
KATH Bubb has been recognised for 50 years of service with the Ballendella Red Cross.
IT EXPERTISE in Kyabram has received recognition after Advance Computing won a Microsoft Australia Partner Award in the excellence in regional area customer category.
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Extensive rainfall in the Southern Riverina is having a negative impact on farming.
McIvor Creek – in and around Heathcote – has gone over its banks with all our recent rain, flooding streets and causing closures and detours.
Yarroweyah's Katie Anderson will be heading to Wisconsin in the United States after winning the Dairy Youth Travel Scholarship.
After a 30-year career as an accountant in Deniliquin, Peter Skipworth officially retires today.
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