FAMILIES of the Goulburn Valley region are invited to ‘get on your bikes’ and get involved in the first ever Powercor Tour de Depot charity bike ride, taking to the streets of Shepparton on Sunday, May 3, 2015.
Designed for cyclists of all ages and fitness levels, distances’ range from 5km to 15km, with the scheduled route running through the centre of Shepparton and time trial options for serious riders.
A community festival will be held at the finish line with activities to keep the family entertained including face painting, market stalls, rides for the ‘kids’ and a BBQ sausage sizzle. Powercor Tour de Depot have generously committed 100 percent of the total entry fees for the ride, to The Community Fund Goulburn Valley.
Powercor Regional Business Manager, Ian Gillingham urged people to register now for the ride saying, “Powercor is delighted to be partnering with both the Bicycle Network and The Community Fund Goulburn Valley to host the inaugural Powercor Tour de Depot in Shepparton.
“We hope the event will capture the imagination of the local community and ultimately assist in helping the most vulnerable people within the Goulburn Valley region.”
Over the past 13 years, The Community Fund Goulburn Valley has raised more than $3M to support some of the regions most disadvantaged community members including children, families, elderly and the disabled.
Funds are raised through donations and community events with all money raised in the Goulburn Valley staying within the region to support and assist those that most need it.
The Community Fund Goulburn Valley CEO, Cheryl Hammer said, “We are excited to be involved in the Powercor Tour de Depot event; it is an event we are extremely proud to be associated with. We urge everyone to sign up online, dust down their bikes and help us support a whole host of charities and groups in the Goulburn Valley community.”
Powercor Tour de Depot is also partnering with GoFundraise a fundraising website that allows people to make their contribution online. Once registered, participants can establish their own GoFundraise page that will allow family, friends and the wider community to sponsor riders and raise additional funds for this important charity.
Entry fees are $10 for children and students, $20 for adults and $50 for a family of four. Registrations for the Powercor Tour de Depot, in association with the Bicycle Network are now open. To register and be part of the inaugural Powercor Tour de Depot, visit www.powercortourdedepot.com.au.