Newsletter No 59 - 13 February 2023

Newsletter No 59 - 13 February 2023

M2M Registration Portal NOW Open

Registrations Close Tuesday 28 March 23 - 5:00 pm


6 Weeks and 4 Days to the 36th Murray to Moyne Cycle Relay

2023 Team Registration:   How to Register Your Team ?

The Captains need to Register the Team and themselves first.  Once this is completed, Team Captains will e-mail members of the team a link and password - inviting team members to Register.  Team Captains can also login and check the progress of your teams registration. ie Who has and who has not registered.

Step 1: Gather the information required to register:

  • Your name and contact details as team captain and be prepared to organise the riders in your team.
  • The official name and donation contact at your charity (name, phone & email) - generally this is the CEO or Finance contact at the charity.
  • Your preferred team name.
  • Decide which ride and your start, ie MilduraSwan Hill or Echuca
  • Are camping at the Hamilton Showgrounds on Saturday night or do you need to book accommodation?

Step 2: Register the team online:
Register Your Team Now

Step 3: M2M approves your team:

  • Your team management page goes live on the M2M website.

Step 4: Invite other to join your team.

  • Additional riders may now join your team and pay their own entry fee online. Invite them to join your team with the special link we emailed to the team captain when M2M approves the team.
  • Each Team member will be asked for their personal, medical and emergency contact details during the registration process. This information will only be used in the case of an emergency.

Team Captains should also be aware that their E-mail systems sometimes send the Team Registration Confirmation E-mail to the "Junk" folder. So if you cannot find it - check your "Junk" or "Spam" Folders !

Please Note:  When an individual Registers - it does take some seconds for the process to work.  Press the Submit button only once - as we have had a couple people get impatient and keep pressing the Submit button - resulting in multiple payments.  These are refunded - but you don't need the hassle !

Team Milestones:  Congratulations - Warwick Tasker - Team 70

This year Warwick Tasker has been riding in the Murray to Moyne for 34 years – Graham Woodrup roped him into riding when he had not really been into bike riding only marathon running.  At that time he didn’t have a bike himself so Warwick and a couple of others shared a bike for the event – one on and one off.

Team 70 has been the same for at least 32 years now – it’s called Chiropractic for Health – started from a Hamilton base and for the last 17 years is Wodonga based.

Welcome to New Teams:  Cycle For a Corz.

We are a small but passionate group of cyclists who love a challenge.  We are not a club but rather all High School mates that have kept in touch for over 20 years, riding together most weeks.

We are incredibly excited about participating in this event, not only from the cycling challenge, but the opportunity to honor our close friend, Corey (affectionately known as Corz), who lost his fight with cancer in 2014.

Over the years, we have participated in a number of charity events. The ability to again ride in honor of Corz, raising funds to do our part in finding a cure for cancer is something we all hold close to our hearts.
We are a pretty simple and bubbly bunch of guys so don’t be shy to say hello at the event.  We can’t wait!
Riding for the Peter MacCallum Cancer Foundation.

M2M Website:

Team Captains- If your Team is reaching some significant Milestones this year please E-mail these to the M2M Newsletter Editor and we will be sure to include these achievements in our Newsletter and the at the final Presentation in Port Fairy.  For Example:  Your Teams 15th or 20th Ride; Individual rider 10th, 20th or 30th Ride, or any other special achievement.

If you are a new or inexperienced Team Captain - Please call us at the M2M Headquarters and we can assist you with any questions or advice you might require.  Phone:  0467 788 765.

On Route Catering - 2023
The Committee is busy working on how to enhance the M2M experience with this years ride.  An important aspect of this is the provision of on-route catering.

Mildura Route:  Beulah Primary School is seeking feedback on changing the menu !  For instance:  Would teams be interested in items such as Cold Meats, Salad, Quiche, Cheese Cake, Vegy Lasagne, Meat Lasagne, Pasta - Penne ???   Please send feedback by Friday 17 Feb to the M2M E-mail =  - Heading:  "Beulah PS Menu"

Echuca Route:  We are looking at providing some BBQ Food provided by a Primary School Parents Club at Stawell - Menu's to follow soon.

M2M Dates for 2023 - Saturday 1 & Sunday 2 April 2023
These dates were selected based on the following considerations:

  • Daylight Savings Ends:  - Sunday 2 April 2023
  • Vic School Term:  Term 1 – 30 Jan 2023 to Thursday 6 April 2023
  • Easter Dates 2023: 
    • Good Friday – Friday 7 April 2023
    • Easter Sunday – Sunday 9 April 2023


We wish thank all of our 2023 event sponsors for their support and generosity.

Sponsors: Westvic Staffing Solutions, Southern Ocean Mariculture - Ocean Road Abalone - Staff Social Club, 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:  Carman's Kitchen, Sunbeam Foods, Coats Hire - Warrnambool, Winners Sports Nutrition Bars & Gels  - Team Prize Pack, Warrnambool Toyota, Norton Motor Group, Callaghan Motors, 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, Bunnings Warehouse - Warrnambool.

M2M Supporters: Rapid Relief Team, Rotary Clubs, Lions Clubs, Beulah Primary School, Moyne Shire, Moyne Health Service, Dunmunkle Lodge - Minyip, TechInsight Web Services, Hamilton SES, Java Jive Coffee - Hamilton, Great Coffee Moments - Port Fairy, Port Fairy Folk Festival.

Murray to Moyne Cycle Relay
Over 30 wonderful years, more than 30,000 riders, 
46,000 kilometers and $20,000,000 raised.

The M2M is a community organisation established by Graham "Woody" Woodrup to provide support to Hospitals and Healthcare & Wellbeing Services.  Woody threw out the challenge to everyone he met to get on a bike and have a go, he also set the example to be generous with your talents and help others whenever you have the opportunity.