A long weekend of riding, all while raising money for prostate cancer services is on offer in late October as people are encouraged to dust off their Honda 110 and join the fun.
The inaugural Great Murray River Postie Bike Ride, incorporating riders from the Male Bag Foundation, will take place over October 27-29 offering three separate days of riding, with all rides beginning and finishing in Echuca Moama. The event will raise money for the Bendigo Health Foundation to support prostate cancer services at Bendigo Health.
Event co-ordinator, Dick Phillips said the event allows riders a three-day adventure knowing that they are doing something special raising funds for charity.
“The event has been planned to traverse some diverse sections of the Echuca Moama area and takes in Campaspe, Murray River, Moira and Gannawarra shires. Riders will enjoy some of the best in local hospitality including award winning restaurants plus historic and unique venues,” Mr Phillips said.
“The primary reason for this event is to raise funds to support prostate cancer services. It is a really great opportunity to get together, get the postie bikes out and have some fun while supporting these services in the region.”
Money raised will go towards trans perineal biopsy equipment. This biopsy equipment is becoming the standard of care and ensures an accurate and safer approach to the biopsy of the prostate, it also has lower rates of infection post procedure. This results in timely diagnosis and treatment for men with prostate cancer.
Mr Phillips said having the equipment based in Bendigo was a benefit to the Loddon Mallee region. “We want to get as many people on board for the ride and any sponsors involved,” he said.
“Each day of riding is around 200 kilometres and it’s as much about the social aspect, enjoying the Echuca region and raising money for equipment that will benefit a lot of men.”
Entries for the 2017 Postie Bike Challenge are now open. For information and entry forms contact Dick Phillips on 0458 802 211.
Challenge updates are on Facebook: greatmurraypostiebikechallenge.