Cyclists hitting the road for hospice

Colac district riders Sandy Maxwell, front, Tony Luppino, Rebecca Luppino, Holly Lusher and Marie Middleton will raise money for Anam Cara House.

COLAC district cyclists will hit the road to raise money for the district’s community-funded hospice.

About a dozen people will take part in the 520-kilometre Murray to Moyne bike ride next month in aid of Barongarook’s Anam Cara House.

The endurance ride aims to assist health services and Colac district rider Sandy Maxwell said the new hospice was a worthy recipient.

“The event itself is organised by Moyne Health Services to support health services and charities and we’re putting in a team to support Anam Cara,” he said.

“I’ve volunteered there a bit while they were doing their renovations and it’s just a good cause to raise money for.

“So far we’ve got about a dozen people from Colac and Geelong to take part.”

As well as donating their time and effort on the track, the Colac district team plans to host a fundraising evening.

“We want to have an afternoon at a brewery or winery with a silent auction to raise money,” Maxwell said.

Among the prizes are the services of Colac Otway Painting for two days, $1000 worth of paint supplies from PaintRight Colac, a $270 two-person pass for a Ride the Otways cycling tour, a Rebecca Luppino photo shoot and an $80 voucher for Forrest Brewing Company.

“We’re also having a movie night to see Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy on March 10,” Maxwell said.

“We’re always chasing up people to sponsor or donate to us as individual riders or the team as a whole, any donations would be great,” he said.

People can contact Maxwell at Colac Otway Painting Service or Forrest Mountain Bike and Cycling Club for more information.

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