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05 February 2020
Organisers of an annual fundraising ride through Grampians and Pyrenees regions have described the event as a continuing success following the 2020 event at the weekend.
Two and three-wheel enthusiasts joined forces on Sunday to participate in the 12th annual Grampians Ride to Remember.
The event raises money for East Grampians Health Service while also commemorating police officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty.
Grampians Ride to Remember sub-committee chairman Dean Pinniger said the ride, which gathered about 320 riders and pillions, was again a great success.
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He said expectations were that the event had raised about $10,000, which would go towards funding a $235,000 General X Project in the John McNally Medical Imaging Department at East Grampians Health Service.
“Despite the terrible weather we had late last week and the ongoing threat of bushfires across the state, we were very pleased with the number of riders who turned out for this year’s event, and very grateful for their support,” he said.
“Some of our riders have been attending since the very first ride and always comment on the spectacular ride route and the camaraderie of the event.
“Thank you to all our valued sponsors, our many volunteers and of course our participants, we are very grateful for your support each year.”
This year’s event took in nearly 200 kilometres of the region’s scenery, starting from Ararat RSL car park and heading through Buangor, Elmhurst, Stawell, Pomonal and Moyston before returning to Ararat’s Alexandra Gardens.
– Lotte Reiter
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