The Loop Charity Ride
Next ride 8th March 2020
Update For AUGUST
Registrations are now OPEN
We have recently been encouraged by Lake Macquarie Council with a sponsorship grant to assist us with costs. Every year putting on the Loop Charity Ride means that the Rotary Club of Warners Bay has to find thousands of dollars up-front to pay for the many costs that just can’t be avoided in the staging of what is behind the scenes, a very complex event. We are very grateful to Council and to Past President Katrina who worked so hard to prepare the presentation paperwork which was necessary to apply for the grant. This means that this year we will have more dollars to spend in the community to make a difference to the lives of people less fortunate than ourselves. Thank you Lake Mac Council!
And don’t forget that August is the last month for the early-early bird registration of $57 After the 8th of September it will be $67 for the early bird rego. That will last until December when the full price of $77 will apply … so register early!
Don’t forget the Family
Each year we run a same-day ride for families along the foreshore from Millabah … (Speers Point Park) to Warners Bay and back. Fabulous re-building and landscaping by the Lake Macquarie Council has turned Warners Bay foreshore into a great new area, where families can grab an ice-cream and relax for a minute to re-energise for the ride back. Tickets on sale soon. Watch this space!
Lunch and the usual facilities including a free swim at the pool will as always, be at Speers Point Park.
The provision of morning tea and water stops along the way will still be there, and there are now more marshals than ever to assist, all connected by a wide ranging radio network.
The new ride is still swept during the night before…
To minimise punctures and other ride hazards, James Reid, general manager of Advance Sweepers gets a sweeper truck out of the shed very late on the Saturday night before the event. He and one of his team then travel the route, looking for gravel, glass and any other cycle hazards they can find, and sweep them up off the road. James and his wife Annette own the family business and have been super-generous in doing this for our riders for many years.
They are our unseen and often unsung heroes because they do it for nothing, volunteering their time and and their expensive machinery. We are very grateful for their important nocturnal contribution.
We are always looking for something different for Speers Point Park on the day. In 2020 Steve Whitby will have a display of his wonderfully restored bikes. It’s hard to believe they have already lived a life, before being brought back to as-new condition to be admired and ridden again. Save some time to wander over and have a chat.
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