The pledges have come in for the annual funding-raising bike ride for Central Gippsland Health Service and the more than 80 participants can be extremely proud of their efforts.
The ride from Sale to Lakes Tyers and back in one weekend raised $11,800, an excellent result from the various teams who raised money through sponsorship.
The annual ride that has taken place each year for nearly 20 years and this year’s ride organiser Renee Heath was very pleased with the outcome.
“There was a very enthusiastic field that took part, including the team Gippsland Audiology which raised more than $2,000.00 by itself,” Ms Heath said. “As usual the riders put in a great effort to support the Health Service, as well as enjoying the ride.
“We also want to thank the support teams who helped with catering and general support for the cyclists over the weekend.”
Cyclists tackled the 185 kilometre trip from Sale to Lake Tyers on the first day, then made the return journey on the Sunday.
The ride has raised well in excess of $100,000 for the Health Service since it started in the early 1990s. The money has been used to purchase a range of equipment for many areas of the Health Service, with funds from the 2010 ride going towards purchase of portable beds for parents who need to stay overnight with their children in the Women’s & Children’s Unit.