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.
A DVD about the experience of Indigenous people who settled on the river flats between Mooroopna and Shepparton from 1939 will be screened on Monday.
Beautiful weather greeted Tungamah residents for the 18th running of the Tungamah Lions Ten Thousand on Sunday.
When Keith and Marion Grumley and their growing family moved to Tatura on January 18, 1968, little did they know that it would be the start of a long and lasting connection to the town.
A snake was spotted this afternoon.
Rochester Rotary Club has celebrated its 50th birthday in style.
Sorting future of Campaspe pools
A theatre production with a difference is coming to Seymour.
Local athletes will go head-to-head with some of the best competitors from around the world in swimming and athletics in December.
District residents and visitors will be able to enjoy some of the region’s most beautiful private gardens on Sunday.
The 116th annual Cobram Show went off with a bang at the weekend, drawing in crowds from far and wide for two days of fun.
Tomorrow is a Total Fire Ban day in Deniliquin, meaning no fires can be lit in the open and all fire permits are suspended.
Fifty new full-time jobs will be created at Tatura with a multimillion-dollar expansion of the abattoirs expected to be announced today.
Remembering Australian political giant Gough Whitlam who once called on Benalla police to stop then Treasurer Frank Crean on his journey up the Hume to phone the PM.
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