Cycle the canter

Sally Alden

Next year’s Quirindi Canter Fun Run has a new addition for fitness fans, with the event set to include a Quirindi to Wallabadah return bike ride.

Dedicated to raising funds, awareness and care solutions for local young people with 24-hour care needs, the Sunday April 19, 2015 Canter will now offer something for those that prefer wheels to walking.

“We decided to include a bike ride because we had requests from people around the district,” said committee member Adrienne Ranken.

The bike ride, approved by local council will run in conjunction with the annual fun run and will be a charity bike ride not a competitive bike ride.

“It will run from Quirindi to Wallabadah return, covering approximately 30 kilometers and will commence at the same time as the fun run.”

The committee, who are in the final stages of completing next year’s registration form, will have entry forms on their website early next year.

“Cyclists must wear a safety helmet, there will be a lead and a follow vehicle and we would suggest riders wear sensible clothes and take plenty of water, we will have a water station at the turn around point at Wallabadah.”

Next year’s Quirindi Canter will continue to host all the family events it has become celebrated for including the 10km and 5km runs, the walks and the community relay and dash for cash.

“There will also be markets, a barbecue and lots of fun kids activities.”

This year’s Quirindi Canter raised a staggering $15,000.00 from community and business donations with the committee in the process of finalising this year’s recipients.

“The money will be staying locally to assist young people in full time care, we will soon announce the recipients. The Canter has proven a fantastic day as people can get fit for a terrific cause,” concluded Adrienne Ranken.


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