On yer bike: Murray to Moyne filling fast

TIME is running out for Murray to Moyne hopefuls to get their team registrations in.

So far more than 950 riders in 55 teams have already registered for the 2014 event, with figures on track to match last year’s numbers of 1370 riders in 93 teams. 

Registrations close on March 10 and Murray to Moyne organiser Maggie Leutton said those wishing to participate should register as soon as they can. 

“The relay has the capacity to take 1700 riders so it’s first in best dressed,” she said. Ms Leutton said the event continued the dream in 1987 of Port Fairy cyclist Graham ‘Woody’ Woodrup, who wanted to help more people to realise the health and social benefits of riding a bike.

“Woody was one of the early adopters, one of the first people to understand the benefits of cycling,” she said. 

“This event came about because of his efforts and it’s fabulous to see members of his family still involved today.”

The Murray to Moyne is an annual charity cycling relay that raises much-needed funds for health centres and hospitals across Victoria and South Australia. 

Teams of cyclists are sponsored to ride 520km relay style over a 24-hour period, with alternate routes to allow cyclists of all ages and abilities to take part.

Some of the health services and hospitals cyclists will be raising funds for this year include East Grampians Health Service, The Leukaemia Foundation of Victoria, Penshurst and District Health Service and Portland District Health. Teams can register online at www.murraytomoyne.com.au.