Ride Woody's Murray to Moyne Cycle Relay

Saturday 5 & Sunday 6 April 2025

Over 30 wonderful years, more than 30,000 riders,
46,000 kilometres and $20,000,000 raised

Until the Ride

The Rides


Night Riders

520kms Mildura or Echuca into Hamilton Saturday night and Port Fairy Sunday morning.

$120 per person

Day Timers

250-300kms Saturday until dusk and 90kms Sunday morning
(excludes night ride into Hamilton).

$120 per person

Sunday Striders

90kms Hamilton to Port Fairy
on Sunday.

$60 per person

About the M2M

The M2M wishes to thank everyone who participated in the 2024 Murray to Moyne for a safe and enjoyable weekend.  The weather although a little challenging at first soon provided for great riding conditions.  The night riding from Stawell and Horsham was delightful, when considering the warm temperature and low wind conditions.

The dates for 2025 M2M are Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 April 2025.


M2M Port Fairy - Railway Place Presentation - Sunday 7 April 2024

This Years Milestones:

  • Casterton Memorial Hospital M2M Team- After 32 years, having ridden over 17,000 Kilometres and raised over $300,000 for our Hospital the CMH Murray to Moyne Committee has disappointingly come to an end.  We would like to make a special Mention of the Casterton Team Manager – Barb Thoma and thank her and the Casterton Team Members of the past 32 years and for all your efforts and contribution to the M2M.
  • Brett Fletcher – Team 256A – HypoActive - Participating in his 15th year of the M2M. - Fletch as everyone calls him is really a co-Team Captain as he is always helping all of us manage our sugar levels to keep us travelling down the road.
  • CASTEMAINE ROULEURS - TEAM 220 - Very Special Team Members Castlemaine lost their Co-Captain Phil Priest (Philbo) to illness last year and the team rode this years M2M in his honour and to celebrate his Life and his contribution to his Family and the Castlemaine community.   
  • Phil was the soul of our cycling team and through his gentle humour and thoroughness, ensured that we never lost sight of the importance of caring for each other, either on the road, or off , plus his love of a few cups of coffee !  Philbo rode in the M2M for over 20 years.

Participant Prize Winners:  These Winners were selected by a random registration number selected at the M2M Committee Meeting on Tuesday 2 April 2024

  • Hearns Port Fairy Accommodation:  Ian Pope, Team 70.  Chiropractic for Health (Albury / Wodonga).
  • Langleys Accommodation:  Peter Rauert – Team 12.  Warrnambool College.
  • Port Fairy Big 4 Holiday Park – Weekend No 1.  Brett Cornish, Team 220, Castlemaine Rouleurs.
  • Port Fairy Big 4 Holiday Park – Weekend No 2.  Paul McDonnell, Team 367, Jimmys Licorice Allsorts – Ballarat.
  • Winners – Gels & Bars Team Pack: Team 220 -  Castlemaine Rouleurs.


Graham Woodrup Award:  Certificates:

In recognition of your dedication and 'exceptional effort and inspiration' to others in the course of your team's involvement with the Murray to Moyne

Brett Fletcher - Team 257A – Hypo Active – Type 1 Diabetes:

Riding for Hypoactive Inc.

  • Fletch (as everyone in the world who knows him calls him) has overcome a great deal, not just to participate in the M2M, but also in life.  HypoActive is a team made up mostly of people living with Type 1 Diabetes.
  • Although he has never ridden the event, he essentially captains our support crew, wrangling us prima donna cyclists, keeping us safe in spite of ourselves, and runs a tight ship.  The relay transitions are swift, sure, compliant with the rules and spirit of the M2M, and safe because of him.
  • Fletch is encouraging everyone from the outset to get on board the team and fundraise for Diabetes Australia Kids Camps.  When our legs are flagging, he is there with support, encouragement and humour.

Peter Rauert - Team 12 – Warrnambool College:

Riding for Warrnambool Base Hospital – Paediactic Ward.

  • The Murray to Moyne event is the best weekend of cycling for the year. 
  • Peter encourages everyone on the team to work together, supporting and encouraging each other while challenging yourself to ride as much as possible.
  • Peter is the embodiment of  Team 12.  Pete keeps the team on track in every aspect of the event, whether it's fund raising, transport, support and of course on road encouragement and guidance.
  • Team 12 are lucky to have Pete, a true gentleman, with his 29 years of experience, infectious enthusiasm and amazing cycling legs.


Graham Woodrup Award Medal:

In recognition of your dedication and 'exceptional effort and inspiration' to others in the course of your team's involvement with the Murray to Moyne

Gary Bunn – Team 220 – Castlemaine Rouleurs:

Riding for the Castlemaine Health Service.

  • Participated for over 27 years.
  • Leader of the Team
  • Despite some personal health issues he has continues in his leadership role.   It has not stopped him riding or diminished his passion to support the team.
  • He oversees fundraising efforts and all aspects of the organisation of the team.  He has always ensured that the main reason for riding is to raise funds for the Castlemaine Health service.
  • Gary is well known as “that guy” that rides an old classic steel framed “Malvern Star Bike”  and looks like Santa Claus – with his long red pants and flowing white beard.
  • Gary has inspired many people who were not part of the cycling fraternity to take up riding and over time have become veterans of our team.
  • He has encouraged many people over many years of the importance of contributing and supporting charities in our community
  • The team has contributed over $200,000 for medical equipment for Castlemaine Heath – Much of that effort is because of Gary Bunn.

The Murray to Moyne is a team relay event.  Participants raise funds for hospitals, health services and health related charities.  The event continues Graham Woodrup or Woody's dream of getting more people to realise the fabulous health and social benefits of riding a bike and using your talents to help people.

M2M Joy Ride Video - Updated (Link)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mJ0CPtpZrQ

Participating Health Groups

The M2M has assisted in raising funds for the following Health Charities: 

Some teams raise over $50,000 pa. while others raise $500, and a total $400,000 is raised pa

Almonds for Heart Health – Sunraysia, Peter Mac Cancer Foundation,   Ovarian Cancer Australia,   Leukaemia Foundation,   Heartbeat Victoria,   Hypoactive – Type 1 Diabetics,   Monash Health Services,   Huntington’s Disease Research,   Children’s Cancer Foundation,   Fiona Elsey Cancer Research Institute - Ballarat, Murrumbidgee Health District,  Ballarat health Service, Castlemaine Health Service,   Cohuna District Health Service, Echuca Regional Health Service,  South West Healthcare - Operating Suite, Warrnambool Base Hospital – Children’s Ward,    Kerang District Health Service,   Grampians Health – Ballarat,  Moyne Health Service,   Chiropractic Health - Albury – Wodonga,   East Wimmera Health Service,   Hamilton Community House,  Timboon Health Service,   Casterton Memorial Hospital,   Grampians Health Service - Edenhope,   Rural North West Health – Hopetoun,   Colac Health Service,   South Gippsland Health Service - Foster,   Altona North - Student Health & Welfare Program,   Hawkesdale Critical Emergency Response Team,   Life Cycle - Uniting Vic Tas,   Western District Health – Hamilton, Let's Talk South West Program. Live Life Foundation, Love and Shared.

Event Sponsors

We wish thank all of our 2024 event sponsors for their support and generosity.

Sponsors: Lane Transport - Killarney, Westvic Staffing Solutions, KFC - Bird Group, Big 4 Port Fairy Caravan Park, Rebecca's Cafe & Ice Creamery, Port Fairy Electrics, Langley's Accommodation, Hearn's Port Fairy Accommodation.

Inkind Sponsors:  Sunbeam Foods, Winners Sports Nutrition Bars & Gels  - Team Prize Pack, Warrnambool Toyota, Norton Motor Group, Callaghan Motors, Warrnambool Autogroup - Subaru, McLaren Hunt Financial Group, Taits Legal, G & M Auto Electrics, Allens Freight, Kyabram Removals,  Donehue’s Leisure - Hamilton, Warrnambool Sheet Metal. Steve Gray - Sign Writing,  IXplainIT Technical Training.

M2M Supporters:  Rotary Clubs, Lions Clubs, Stawell Primary School, Moyne Shire, Moyne Health Service, TechInsight Web Services, Hamilton SES, Java Jive Coffee - Hamilton, Great Coffee Moments - Port Fairy, Port Fairy Folk Festival.