Posted 09 December 2016
Newsletter – December 2016
Early Bird Team Registrations Close 16 December
Know the Ride Rules!
Early Bird Team and participant Registrations Close,16 December 2016. From this date the cost of a registration will increase by $10.00 ($5.00 for Sunday Striders) until the event closing date of 10 March 2017, so if you have not registered yet, please do so!!!
As at 7thDecember, we have 26 Teams registered, which is ahead of this time last year, so congratulations to all who are getting your teams off the ground and organised.
We have had a couple of phone calls asking why we have moved to a new registration system. It’s important to note that we have moved to the new registration system to improve our efficiency and to reduce the paperwork required by Team Captains. Most importantly it is a requirement of our insurers & police and emergency services that we have all participants sign off on the insurance indemnity and that they read and accept the rules of the ride. In the past this was done at the commencement of the ride with individual pieces of paper, which are difficult to manage and keep for our records.
Team Captains and participants who have used the new system all report how easy it is and how well it monitors all your riders and supporters registration progress via emails. We urge you to give it a go and we are confident you will be able to see the advantages for everyone.
Welcome to New Teams:
If you are new to the Murray to Moyne and would like some friendly advice on how to conduct your ride or advice on fundraising please give our Event Administrator, Lou, an email. Lou can organise a very experienced M2M member to contact you and give you some practical and timely advice. We have new teams from Vision Super, Ride4TaraJ; Creswick & Clunes CROCS, just to name a few.
Ride Rules Update:
Cycling Secrets: This website clearly explains many cycling techniques and helpful hints: Great for new teams / riders.
Cycling Secrets: http://www.cycling-secrets.com/pedaling-technique/
Cycling Secrets: http://www.cycling-secrets.com/spitting/
Cycling Secrets: http://www.cycling-secrets.com/how-to-crash-not/
Posted 14 November 2016
Murray to Moyne Event Administrator Appointed
We’re very happy to announce the appointment of Lou Hollis as our new Event Administrator! Lou is a lifelong resident of the Moyne district and after many years of working in banks and administration, she’s delighted to be the new M2M Administrator. Although she hasn’t ridden the M2M herself Lou is familiar with the ride as her husband has taken part a number of times. Lou said “I look forward to meeting you all during the course of your M2M adventures, both on and off the road, and wish you all safe training and great fundraising for your chosen health beneficiary.” If you have questions or need assistance Lou can be contacted on 0467 788 765 or via email at email@example.com
We’re excited to welcome to the following new Teams for 2017
The more people and teams get together, the greater the benefit to us all. Participants not only gain improved health and fitness but also the reward of doing something that benefits the whole community and provides, via fundraising, a tangible outcome in the form of improved service delivery for their nominated health agencies. Contact the M2M office if you have any specific questions about how the ride and fundraising activities operate.
Registration Process 2017.
Team Registrations: Team Captains will be required to register their team first and then themselves individually. It is a straight forward process and once “Approved”, all Team Captains will receive a special Login and Password. This will enable the Captain to send a link to all team members inviting them to register. The Team Captain will be able to manage team member registrations from this portal and see who has registered and who hasn’t – then send a friendly reminder to those in the latter category!
Team Member Registrations
Individual Team Members will be invited to register online once the Team Captain has completed the Team Registration. Your Team Captain will send you an Invitation email in the form of a link, (including Team Login and Password) in order to give you access to the Team Member Registration area. Note: All Team members will be required to accept the Rules of the Ride and be familiar with all this entails. We will send out an email version so the Team Captains can discuss the rules with all team members well before the event. The new registration process is simple and should help Team Captains and the Murray to Moyne Cycle Relay to improve our efficiency.
Reminders. Team Registration will Open/Close on the following dates via the Woody’s Murray to Moyne Cycling Relay Website. https://www.murraytomoyne.com.au/
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Posted 31 October 2016
Thankyou for your patience, our new Registration Website Portal will be up and running on Monday 7 November 2016.
We look forward to receiving your registration under the new system.
Our next newsletter will be posted here and sent via e-mail in the next week.
Posted 11 October 2016
Woody’s Murray to Moyne Cycle Relay is Now Incorporated !
After 30 years, the iconic Woody’s Murray to Moyne Cycle Relay is undergoing one of its biggest changes, moving to an independent management structure. Following on from a community meeting held in April 2016, a community working group was established to guide the M2M into a new incorporated age and this occurred officially at the General Meeting conducted on Thursday 14 July.
The M2M Cycling Relay Committee was established with the Rules of Association being adopted along with the election of the first Committee of Management. Congratulations to the following who were elected as Office Bearers: John Clue, President; Hester Woodrup, Vice President; Kate Winnen, Secretary; Bernie Waixel, Treasurer, along with the following being elected as members of the Board: Charlie Blackwood; Peter Bollard; Jeff McLean, John Ralph; and Mike Cornett.
One of the first items of business for the new Committee has been to employ an Event Administrator, who will deal with the day to day operations of the M2M. The position was advertised on Saturday 3 September in the Warrnambool Standard and Interviews are currently being organised.
Key Points from the Woody’s Murray to Moyne Cycle Relay Rules of Association:
The purposes of the association are to raise funds for Moyne Health Services and facilitate fund raising for institutions across Victoria and to promote healthy lifestyles through cycling.
Therefore we encourage all past participants to start and get your teams organised in terms of riders and fundraising for your respective health related charities from across Victoria, SA, & NSW.
Woody’s Murray to Moyne Cycling Relay will take place on Saturday 1 April and Sunday 2 April 2017.
Registration will Open / Close on the following dates: Online via the Woody’s Murray to Moyne Cycling Relay Website. https://www.murraytomoyne.com.au/
Early Bird Registrations Open 24 October 2016 (Registration Fee per participant = $100.00).
Early Bird Registrations Close: 16 December 2016.
Normal Registration Opens: 17 December 2017 (Registration Fee per participant =$110.00).
Normal Registration Closes: 10 March 2017.
Sunday Striders (Sunday 2 April – Hamilton to Port Fairy Only) Early Bird Registration Opens 17 October (Registration Fee per participant = $50.00).
Sunday Striders Early Bird Registration Closes 16 December 2016.
Sunday Striders Normal Registration Opens: 17 December 2017 (Registration Fee per participant = $55.00).
Sunday Striders Normal Registration Closes: 10 March 2017.
Team Captains and Participants:
Please note that all participants will register as an individual this year and be required to pay the Registration Fees online via a credit card. This change will reduce the amount of work required by Team Captains and streamline the registration process that requires each individual to agree to the required “Terms and Conditions“ of the cycle relay. More details will follow in the next newsletter.
Team Captains, when registering will identify team members, indicate how many riders, support crews and vehicles will be participating, along with the name and details of the health services you are raising funds for.
Posted 04 April 2016
2016 Woody’s Memorial Award Winners
O2 Media, WIN Network and First State Super Awards in recognition of the exceptional behaviour as the Safest and Most Courteous Team on each route were:
Rapid Relief Team Award for the overall outstanding Support Crew on the 2016 M2M Ride was awarded to Casterton Memorial Hospital
Photo: Hester Woodrup presents Mary McGowan with her award
Posted 01 April 2016
Posted 15 March 2016
Posted 15 March 2016
Many Rotary Clubs sponsor cycling teams or cycling events and, increasingly, even organise events as fundraisers. Few clubs can boast of having their own team of club member riders who have ridden as a team for close on 20 years. In the process this has involved, at various times, about 30% of the current members of the Rotary Club. Meet the Irymple “Rotary Revolution” Bike Riding Team!
It all started in 1997 when one of our club Rotarians suggested we participate in the “Murray to Moyne.” It would be good to get Rotary away from being seen the “old sedentary men and their fathers” club. So in 1997 we started the legend…and this year the team participates in its 20th consecutive Murray to Moyne event; in the process raising over $60,000 for health related (mainly) local charities.
But we didn’t stop at that...in 1999 another relay ride commenced...from Mildura to Echuca...400 kms. The team jumped at this opportunity also and have participated in every event since. We also participate in any local riding events.
In fact, such has the “active” team image grown that we have participated as a team in other non-riding events as well...the MS 24 hour Swim-a-thon, the Relay for Life walk and local community triathlons. In 2013 we decided to emulate an event put on by a number of Rotary Districts and ride (all the way) to our Annual Rotary District Conference...that year 5 members rode to Warrnambool over 500 kms, the next year it was Ballarat 440 kms, this year Renmark…and so it goes...each year taking about $1,000 for Australian Rotary Health.
The club has had many stalwarts...the current team coordinator riding in his 20th event this year, three others have participated in at least 14 events and let's not forget the bus driver who is up for more than 10 events.
Lets face it, we are not elite riders…with an average age of about 60+, we are a little on the slow side by comparison to the “30 to 40 something” lycra clad warrior.
We still train every Sunday morning with a ride of between 45 and 60 kms and we have participated in other local events and out-of-town social rides on hybrids and mountain bikes.
In 2011, eight members of the team rode all the way from Mildura to Adelaide to celebrate the 65th birthday of one of its founding members. In earlier years we swapped our road bikes for mountain bikes and rode from Broken Hill to Mildura via Menindee and Pooncarrie, we also rode the Mountains to the Murray (Bright/Beechworth to Wangaratta) and East Gippsland Rail Trails! One member even joined the “Great Australian Rotary Bicycle Ride” in 2009 and rode the 4000 km from Darwin to Perth.
Some team members are now ageing (well…of course, like quality wine) but hopefully there will always be an influx of new blood and new enthusiasm so that the team will continue to be an inspiration to all men and women of all ages for another 20 years! Rotary Revolution just keeps on going!
Photo: Irymple “Rotary Revolution” Bike Riding Team
Posted 23 February 2016
The Murray Goulburn Koroit team, known as the MG Devondalers, started in 2011 with the aim to help the local community, and stay healthy at work.
The idea of entering the Murray to Moyne came from the highly successful Koroit MG Health Group which promotes health initiatives across the factory site and within the Koroit community.
The team consisted of a majority of ‘first-time riders’ and the focus was about being inclusive and raising the fitness/health of the whole group (and having some fun along the way).
We have been able to encourage riders from across the factory, including our site manager, and last year we adopted the Hawkesdale Secondary College students as they had been trying to enter a team for the previous couple of years.
In helping the community the MG Devondalers support local CERT groups.
“Community Emergency Response Teams (CERTs) consist of ambulance volunteers who function as ‘first responders’ within communities where the nearest ambulance branch is at a distanceThe ‘Hawkesdale CERT’ was founded after a local dairy farmer was seriously injured and had to wait over 45 min for urgent medical attention.
As a group we decided to fundraise for this cause as it’s such an important service to the local community and our tanker drivers and farmers can be in these situations, requiring assistance if an accident occurs. We support the three local CERT groups - Hawkesdale, Nullawarre and Port Campbell.
The team fundraises during the year with BBQs and raffles at the factory and a major raffle that all CERT groups assist with selling tickets. The total raised for the local groups over the four years is nearly $30,000 which has been used to assist CERT Group members to attend training and group meetings.
We have been fortunate that many of the service providers to Murray Goulburn understand the importance of the CERT groups and donate to the cause.
We are proud to support the efforts of the Murray to Moyne organisation and congratulate everyone involved for the 30 years of riding and fundraising (and having fun).