The day dawned bright and sunny for the 3rd Annual Ride to Remember Yarra Valley family bike ride on Sunday November 15th. Phew, a relief for everyone, especially those who had toughed out the wet conditions in the previous year.
The riders set off, a small group of serious riders from Wandin (55km round trip). The bulk of the riders left from Woori Yallock (34km round trip) which is still a big ride, and a dozen left from Yarra Junction (17km round trip) with a few children in tow.
They arrived in dribs and drabs at the beautiful lunch spot and took no time in getting stuck into the gourmet barbeque and salads – well deserved after a lovely ride. Brookleigh was on hand to give a massage to weary legs.
The sunshine was perfect – not too hot, not too cold, and everyone relaxed and chatted over lunch. Raffle prizes were drawn and the group eventually made their way back to their respective starting points.
10 year old Aya was the standout achievement – she rode one way from Wandin with her dad Blair – over 25 kms – a budding champion perhaps! But dad Blair was hard core and road the whole way back, very grateful for a beer and a chat with Rod and Mike at the end.
A very successful and happy day and over $4000 raised for Alzheimer’s Australia, taking Ride To Remember’s contribution to $16,000 in the past 3 years.
Thank you to everyone for their generous donations and participation to make finding a cure for dementia a little more of a reality.