For the 9th year the Mount Gambier to Melbourne fundraising ride will be held over the Labour Day long-weekend. We want you to come and join the Greenham family and friends cycle 450kms over 4 days (or any part of it), raising money and awareness for the international, emergency medical-aid organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).
2015 was our best ride yet, with over a dozen riders at different stages, and an amazing tail-wind whipping us along. Hopefully it can be even bigger this year! It really does become an incredible ride with extra people, no matter how short or far a distance they join for.
The ride is officially sanctioned by MSF as a fundraising event and we sincerely thank them for their support. The inspiration for these rides comes from the ethos that MSF display in providing much-needed aid to those most desperate, regardless of race, religion, creed or status. Please visit the MSF website for more information on their amazing work. If any reminder was necessary of their great need, the terrible hospital bombing in Kabul in October 2015 and humanitarian crises of Syria and other conflicts demonstrate exactly why we support them.
The ride itinerary will be:
Friday 11 March – Depart Mount Gambier 4pm to Dartmoor 6pm, 50km
Saturday 12 March – Depart Dartmoor 8am via Port Fairy to Warrnambool 5pm, 150km
Sunday 13 March – Depart Warrnambool 8 am via Camperdown to Inverleigh 6pm, 160km
Monday 14 March – Depart Inverleigh 9am to Melbourne 2pm, 90km
Please contact Michael (0488553803) or Billy (0422424144) Greenham if you have any questions or are interested in joining some of the ride. The ride will pass through Port Fairy while the Folk Festival is in swing, and as usual there will be food stops at Camperdown and Werribee, so don’t be shy.