Newsletter No 67 - January 2024

Newsletter No 67 - January 2024

M2M – Saturday 6 April & Sunday 7 April (End Daylight Savings)

In this edition:

  • Registrations OPEN Saturday 20 January 2024.
  • Team Managers: Important Changes for the 2024 M2M.
    • Accommodation in Hamilton Compulsory Stop Changes.
    • Start locations reduced to two for 2024 - Mildura & Echuca.
  • Nominating someone for the Graham Woodrup Memorial Award.
  • Joy ride M2M Video updated.
  • Dates for the 2024 Event.

Please Note:  The M2M Website might not be visible for a few days leading up to the Registration Opening due to maintenance and upgrades.

Team Managers: Important Information:

As Registrations Open on Saturday 20 January; Team Managers will need to Register the Team and then yourself as Team Manager. You will also create a Team Registration Password that you send around to your other team members, so they can Register and Join your Team. As Team Manager - You will also receive a Team Manager Password (So you can login in and check to see how the other members of the team are registering).

This year The Team Manager will also be asked Where you are going to stay in Hamilton ie Will you be “Finding your own Accommodation” or Staying at the “HILAC” option, or wishing to camp in the “Hamilton Showgrounds”. This question is to ensure we understand the demands on the accommodation options in 2024.

Extract from the December Newsletter Re: the HILAC Accommodation Option for 2024.

The M2M has been able to negotiate the use of the HILAC Table Tennis facility for use by teams who normally stay in the Sheep Judging Pavilion at the Hamilton Show Grounds.  Note Camping at the Show Grounds is still available as usual.  The HILAC Table Tennis Facility Accommodation option is opposite Top Gate (Northern End) of the Hamilton Show Grounds. Each Team member will be required to pay a $2:00 coin donation upon entry to HILAC.

Please note: Team Managers will be asked on the Team Registration Page to indicate if they intend to find their own Accommodation in Hamilton or wish to use the Accommodation available at the HILAC Centre Table Tennis Facility (Opposite the Hamilton Show Grounds). Hamilton Indoor Leisure and Aquatic Centre (HILAC) is located, 83 - 93 Shakespeare Street, Hamilton. Camping is still available for teams at the Show Grounds, and teams can access showers at HILAC ($2:00 coin donation).

The Committee has resolved to reduce the number of start locations to two.  These will be Mildura and Echuca for 2024.  This may alternate with Swan Hill in future years.

M2M Joy Ride Video - Updated (Link)

If your Team or a Team Member is approaching a significant Milestone this year - please e-mail us the details and we will incorporate it into the next Newsletter.

If your Team is looking for a Team Bike Carrier (Takes 9 Bikes) Inserts into a trailer - we have one available so please call us on 0467 788 765.

Free to a good home.

What is the 'Grahram Woodrup Medal'?

It is an award presented at the finish in Port Fairy, which recognizes a person involved with the Murray to Moyne who has made a major contribution to their chosen Team or Health Service. This person may be a Rider, Support Crew or a major fundraiser. Any team can nominate someone they feel worthy of the Graham Woodrup Award.  Please make sure you read the Award Criteria and follow the application instructions.

Applications Close Monday 4 March 24

Important Event Information can be found on the M2M Website:

Please make sure you read the Guidelines!

If you wish to nominate a person for the Graham Woodrup Memorial Medal please get organised early.  Read the nomination Guidelines and address each dot point located under “the Rides” tab on the M2M website.

Dates for the 37th M2M.

Please note that the M2M will take place after Easter and in the middle weekend of the Victorian School Holidays. 

Dates for 2024

Easter – Good Friday – 29 March (Start of Vic School Holidays)

Easter – Easter Saturday – 30 March

Easter – Easter Sunday – 31 March

Easter – Easter Monday – 1 April

M2M – Saturday 6 April

M2M – Sunday 7 April (End Daylight Savings)

Sunday 14 April (End of Vic School Holidays)

Important Message: As the 2024 M2M will be conducted during the middle weekend of the school holidays, accommodation will be difficult if you do not book early.

Book your Accommodation NOW.

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

Sponsors: 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 Auto Group, 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.

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