This year is the fifth instalment of Tour de Rocks, an Armidale-based registered charity “Riding to inspire communities to help find a cure for cancer”.
Training is under way for the enthusiastic Guyra team following our success in the 2016 Guyra Shire Australia Day Awards. Currently team numbers are 23 riders and 8 supporters; we will start from Armidale on April 14 and finish up in South West Rocks on April 16. We are calling on members of the Guyra Community to show us their support in one (or more) of the following ways:
Team Captains Ken Porter and David Mills have been putting together some fantastic Saturday training rides and are impressed with the team progress to date.
All funds raised go to cancer research, awareness and prevention, to learn more visit the website; tour de rocks.com.au
In other cycling news the 120 riders taking part in the Tour de Cure will travel through Guyra on May 2. They will overnight in Armidale where there will be a function at the Ex Services Club, which will combine with the Tour de Rocks Finale. Sunrise will be in attendance so Mark Berretta will MC the evening. Tour de Cure will present $10000 to a suitable cancer charity in each town it overnights in.
The Guyra Cycling Community is looking forward to launching a website in the following months. Meanwhile some terrific work has been going on producing a brochure that lists cycle trails for visitors to Guyra. Keep an eye out to these – then jump on your bike and give it a go!