Robe rolls out red carpet to cyclists

Robe rolls out red carpet to cyclists

Robe Mayor Lisa Ruffell is pleased and proud of the way the people of Robe embraced the Tour De Cure charity biker riders last month.

The mayor said 180 cyclists made the 128km journey from Mount Gambier and stayed the night, departing early the next morning for their journey to Meningie.

“They were warmly welcomed to our community upon arrival by some of our finest young citizens from the Robe Primary School,” Mayor Ruffell wrote in the monthly newsletter.

“Mark Beretta from the Sunrise breakfast television program made several live crosses to the Channel 7 studio publicising both the event and Robe which provided national exposure for our district.

“Robe District Council would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to the Robe Golf Club for organising the dinner for the participants that evening.

“This was a massive undertaking and we certainly appreciate the efforts of the volunteers and businesses who made this event happen.

“A fundraising auction was also held using items that were generously donated by community businesses and organisations.

“This auction event raised over $3500.

“Tour organisers were extremely grateful for this generosity and were very pleased with the community participation and support of this event.

“The 2024 tour aims to raise more than $2m overall for cancer research, support and prevention programs across Australia.

“Each rider is responsible for raising as much money as they can through donations and sponsorships and any extra money raised along the way is very much appreciated by all who benefit from it.”

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