Newsletter No 6: February 2017 - Ride Update: 5 Weeks to Go !!

Newsletter No 6: February 2017 - Ride Update:  5 Weeks to Go !!

Registrations Close 10 March 2017

From the Ride Directors Desk:

Don't hesitate to ask the M2M Co-ordinator, a competitive cyclist or someone who has done this ride before for help with your training, bike set-up, food, clothing, etc. 

Medical units will be strategically placed throughout the ride, but it is advised for all teams to carry their own First Aid equipment.

Riders who will be riding at dusk should be carrying lights and be able to turn these on once the official lighting up time occurs.

Riders and team support should have the correct fluro vest for night riding.  That is - the vest has some reflective element to shine at night!

Motor Cycle Marshalsare strategically placed along the M2M route.  They are there to assist riders and teams with any emergencies and to ensure you are all following correct safety procedures and heading in the correct direction.  Please follow a Motorcycle Marshall’s directions as they have your safety as their prime responsibility.  Most charity bike rides do not have Motorcycle Marshalls and they are there for the safe running of the event and to ensure we comply with all VicRoads and VicPol requirements. 

Team Drivers– Please ensure you stop in a safe place and not just anywhere along the side of the road. (Many teams stop exactly where the kilometre mark comes up).  This is not necessarily the safest place to get off the road.  Remember – your team members need space to get their bikes off trailers and get organised, so you need room and you need to be off the road.

Ride Update:  The 31st Year. 

We have had feedback about the state and or availability of toilets at the start of the rides, so we are organising port-a-loos where necessary.

Beulah Primary School – Dinner – Mildura ride:  Relaxing venue, great food, great facilities – Dinner Menus and Order Form attached to this mail out.  Email your orders by Thursday 23 March to:

Team Captains:  Please ensure your members are registering and please send these Newsletters out to all your  team members via e-mail - being informed in a timely manner is vital to any efficient organisation. 

All previous Newsletters are located at:

Graham Woodrup Memorial Award – 2017 – Please think about nominating someone special !

Each year 'The Graham Woodrup Memorial Award' is recognised by a special award being presented to someone who has displayed 'exceptional effort and inspiration' to others in the course of his/her team's involvement with the Murray to Moyne, In  Memory of Woody.

 Who is eligible for the award?

Any person associated with the Murray to Moyne, as a Rider, Support Crew or Event Volunteer. All potential recipients of the award (nominees) are required to be present at the Final Presentation Ceremony in Port Fairy on Sunday 2 April 2017.

Criteria - Exceptional effort and inspiration:

Graham Woodrup or Woody as he was fondly known, was a visionary. He had a dynamic and enthusiastic personality, inspiring others by example to be generous with their talents by using them to help others. These characteristics epitomise this award for 'exceptional effort and inspiration to others'.

Nominations should address the following criteria:

A person who has overcome difficult circumstances to participate in or be associated with the M2M.

A person who has inspired others by their actions and commitment to the M2M.

A person who, through the M2M, has motivated others to get on a bike and have a go!

A person who has encouraged others through the M2M to fundraise for a hospital or health related organisation.

A person who has contributed significantly to the M2M at a team level.

Teams – Please nominate someone who you think might be eligible!

Full nomination details can be found at the M2M Website

Team Biographies:

The M2M Committee would like to include more Team Bio’s on the website, so if you would like to submit some information about your team, please do so.  Some guidelines published in the last Newsletter No 5.

Please include a team photo or similar and send any Team Bio’s to:

 M 2 M Quiz

Newsletter No 5 – Quiz Question ?  Which Team travels the greatest distance to participate in the M2M ?  

How many Ks do they travel ?  Some Answers we have received !

“Manfred of Koroit”:  I think it must be Bordertown SA – Bordertown to Mildura (370 kms) Plus Port Fairy back to Bordertown (312kms) Total = 682 Kms.

“Sue from Dandenong”:  I think the team that has to travel the greatest are those from the South Gippsland Hospital at Foster.  Foster to Echuca (388 kms) Plus Port Fairy back to Foster (461 kms)  Total 849 Kms. 

Please send your answers to:


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