Posted 15 March 2016
Team TR has been riding the Murray to Moyne Cycle ride since the year 2000 – that makes a total of 16 years this year.
In this time we have lost one of our members “Russell Patrick” the engineer who created our wonderful Bike Rack. We thought of not riding the year he was killed but all his friends said that he would have wanted us to ride in his memory, which of course we did.
Team TR originated from the Tech Rentals Company (rentals of test and measurement equipment since 1978 and is now known as TR Pty Ltd which has three main divisions with
offices Australia wide:
Tech Rentals – Test & measurement equipment rentals –
TR Hirecom – Communications equipment rentals and
TR Calibration – NATA & traceable calibration of test & measurement equipment.
We originally rode as team 210 and wore yellow and red colours. Our riders consisted mostly of staff in the Company as well as some of our customers. We then found our numbers were dwindling so the Cadbury team joined forces with us and we rode in the blue
and red colours.
We now ride in our new company colours of blue and white and we are back to staff members, some customers and also family. i.e. Joan Carter (mum) Danny Carter (son) and Hayden Benwell (grandson) – How good is that!! This epitomises what Woody was all about!!
The CEO of our Company has encouraged staff members interested in riding by offering to pay for their entry into the Murray to Moyne each year. The Company also covers cost of petrol and food and transport support which has been invaluable. Our staff fundraising over these years has reached over $50,000 and the Eastern Health hospitals have been extremely grateful and supportive of our efforts.
The Murray to Moyne volunteers over these years have been excellent. This event could not
happen without them – thank you to you all.