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Great Murray River Postie Bike Alpine Adventure back for third year

By Charmayne Allison

IT'S time to dust off your Honda 110 - the Great Murray River Postie Bike Alpine Adventure is back.

In its third year, the three-day ride will raise funds for Echuca Regional Health’s cancer and wellness centre.

But it's not just about raising funds for a local cause (although that's the goal).

It will also give local revheads a chance to zoom across the diverse landscapes of our region.

The chosen route will wind through the Campapse, Murray River, Moira and Gannawarra local government areas.

Along the way, participants will enjoy some of the best in local hospitality including award winning restaurants plus historic and unique venues.

Not just a test of endurance, the ride will also provide plenty of road surface variation from bitumen to unsealed roads and bush tracks.

And the scenery will be just as contrasting - from wide open paddocks of crop and grazing country to the majestic gums of the Barmah-Millewa Forest and, of course, the magnificent Murray River.

The Horizon Committee has been involved in fundraising for cancer support services since 2004 and has raised more than $2 million through the Murray Charity Meander, Echuca Moama’s Biggest Ever Blokes lunch, the Little Blue Towels project and the Great Murray River Postie Bike Alpine Adventure.

The major beneficiaries have been breast cancer and prostate cancer services.

The primary aim for the 2020 event is to raise funds to support prostate cancer services.

It is a condition of entry that all participants organise at least $1000 in donations or sponsorship, as this will be the main source of fundraising.

All donations are tax deductible.

Moama Bowling Club is the Horizon Committee's community partner across all Horizon activities.

Next year, George Santos and Liam Fleming will take the club's involvement a step further and will ride to support ERH.

The postie bike ride will be held from Friday, February 21 to Sunday, February 23, with a meet and greet dinner at Moama Bowling Club on Thursday, February 20.

For more information and entry forms, contact event co-ordinator Dick Phillips on 0458 802 211 or [email protected]