Annual chaplaincy ride a success
GREAT weather and eager riders combined to make the recent second annual chaplaincy bike ride an outstanding success.
Sixty-four riders registered for the event, which included two rides between Imbil and Brooloo.
The two options gave riders a choice between a low and moderate degree of difficulty, and also a choice of distances – 10 and 15 kilometres.
Participants refueled and relaxed at the Brooloo Hall grounds with a sausage sizzle, icy poles and the distraction of Mary River Turtle bike ride.
The Mary River Turtle bike ride was a test of skill and balance where the ultimate aim was to go as slow as slow as possible over the short course. There were plenty of laughs as participants battled to maintain balance.
Imbil rider Billy Adams took the winning gong with Jorn Gilbert-Hall as runner-up.
Spokesman Trish Gabbana said the fundraising event provided much-needed support for the chaplaincy program in Mary Valley schools.
The positive response to the ride will help the Mary Valley Local Chaplaincy Committee improve on next year’s event.
Mrs Gabbana thanked Mary Valley SES members for their support, the Brooloo Hall Committee and Madills Toyota which provided a backup vehicle.
“Local police were amazing and invaluable on the day,” she said.