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Ride for MND in memory of fellow firey
More than 100 Gippsland locals jumped on their bikes to raise some $7500 for foundation Motor Neurone Disease Victoria last month.
The Cox’s Bridge to Cox’s Place – Ride for Research and Care for MND event on October 15 in Sale attracted more riders than last year’s inaugural event. CFA’s Loch Sport Brigade has been major supporters of the event since it began, in memory of the late Bruce Cox who was a beloved brigade member.
Loch Sport Brigade Captain Dennis Berg said the event promoted a strong community atmosphere, with all sorts of local clubs getting together to take part.
“Our CFA members played a major role in the tough work of collecting equipment and playing roles of marshals and back-up drivers for the ride,” Dennis said.
“It was great to see all sorts of community groups getting involved, including the Loch Sport Lions Club, which provided all the food for riders and volunteers. This club was the driving force behind getting the event off the ground initially.”
Some riders completed the entire 64 kilometres and others joined at the half-way mark while youngsters rode as far as they could for a five-kilometre stint. Some participants even made the journey from Melbourne to take part.
AFL legend Neale Daniher, who was recently diagnosed with MND, fired the starting gun to put wheels in motion.
“Neale has been a driving force raising many millions of dollars for MND Victoria, so it was wonderful to have him take part in our event,” Dennis said.
“It was incredible to see such a diverse range of local people getting behind the event to raise awareness and funds to find a cure for MND.
“District 10 Operations Manager Allan Rankin was among riders, not only completing the full 64-kilometre ride, but riding on to Seaspray and back to Sale – an impressive double the distance.”
Read more about the ride here.