Posted 08 November 2018
Newsletter No 20 – November 2018
Ride Registration Portal – Active
Why Ride the Murray to Moyne?
M2M Website Update. Team and Participant Registration Portal – NOW OPEN
Team Managers and individual team members or potential members should now be aware that the M2M website has recently been updated and the Team and Individual members Registration Portal is Now Open.
Early Bird Registrations Close: Friday 16 December 2018, and the Final Closing Date for Registrations is Sunday 31 March 2019.
Dates for the 33rd Murray to Moyne Cycling Relay:
Dates: Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 April, 2019.
Note: Victorian School Holidays: Saturday 6 April to Monday 22 April 2019.
Note: Easter Public Holidays: Good Friday, 19 April. Easter Saturday, 20 April. Easter Sunday, 21 April. Easter Mon, 22 April.
Early Bird Registration Prize:
Again we are delighted to announce that Hearn’s Port Fairy Accommodation will provide a nights accommodation for 2 at one of their premium properties. Once the Early Bird Registration closes, one registered participant’s name will be drawn to WIN a weekend for 2 at one of Hearn’s Fabulous Beachside properties. You have to be in it to WIN it. Just ask David Castles (2018 winner).
New Teams & New Team Managers:
If you are a member of a new team – Please note the following Top Ten Hints:
Please note that the minimum age for participants is 14 years and 9 months, as at 6th April 2019. We also recommend that all team members have Ambulance Insurance Cover. In the unfortunate circumstance that you are involved in a mishap, you do not need another big $$$ surprise.
Why are You Riding in the Murray to Moyne
By Suzan Morey, SWH Community Partnerships Manager.
My health service truly values the Murray to Moyne Cycle Relay. Over the 15 years I’ve been the contact point for the teams choosing to ride for South West Healthcare, more than $200,000 has been raised for otherwise unaffordable medical equipment, aides and initiatives. But just as importantly as the fundraising component is the friend raising and the fun raising. Our teams – their riders, support crew, supporters and families – are fantastic friends of, and ambassadors for, our organisation. They help promote our health messages locally, and all along the 520K stretch of road between Mildura and Port Fairy. And then there’s the fitness side of it all plus the team building, the morale boosting and the social wellbeing benefits.
So highly regarded is all of this that we help pay for some of the running expenses such as onboard refreshments, transport costs and we host a Welcome Home Reception a month after the event to recognise the efforts of everyone.
We are also very proud that one of our current three teams, Warrnambool College (team #12), has been riding for us for 30 years and we are so thrilled that Lester Campbell was the recipient of the Graham Woodrup Memorial Award this year. Lester is now preparing for his 31th year as the fundraising committee manager. What an inspiration!
Our Scrubbers & The Gasman team supports our theatre-specific needs, Our Warrnambool College team supports our paediatrics-specific needs and our Grasmere Primary School team supports our palliative care-specific needs. There is no competition between any of these teams. We are one big happy family. We feel truly blessed that all of these people ride for our patients, and our community, and we look forward to Ride 2019.
If you have any questions:
Please contact Lou, 0467 788 765