The Loop Charity Ride
Next ride 8th March 2020
Update For SEPTEMBER
Registrations are now OPEN
When you think about it The loop Charity Ride is value for money. The amount of time and effort that goes into putting on an event like this is considerable. Just the liaison with all the bodies like NPWS, Lake Macquarie City, the Police, the first aid team as well as all our sponsors and partners is a big task. Plus marshals will be with you every pedal push of the way to make sure you don’t get lost! All controlled by an extensive radio network. Lake Macquarie Area Command will be there to help ensure smooth running, Morning tea and water stops will be set up along the way and lunch is provided. And of course participants are welcome at the swimming pool for a free dip when they get back. Even better value whilst the Early Bird price is in place
Take advantage of the Early Bird price!!
Don’t forget that if you register from now till December 8th you will be eligible for the Early Bird price of $67. On December 9th the full price of $77 will apply … so register early!
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 (Millabah).
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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