Posted 30 March 2013
Most teams are well into training with some regimes quite scientific. For new riders, try 10kms per day for three weeks - this really works on your muscles and ability for your body to increase the distance. Then gradually increase every few days without overdoing it (say 5kms every 3rd day) - this really works on your staying power and stamina and by the time 7 weeks is up from now you will knock over 50kms, no trouble at all.
Posted 26 March 2013
With the event less than a week away, its great to see so many teams out training!
Abbie’s Rainbow Ride Peloton after 190kms of training this last weekend in Melbourne.
Posted 09 February 2013
Just 7 weeks to go everyone and we are gravitating right into the detailed planning for this year's event.
Most Teams are well into training and fundraising.
Many more teams have not yet booked and are still rounding up riders and support crew. We have even heard of one Medical Service not supporting their fundraising team in any way, shape or form.
All others are being well supported - if any teams want input from the M2M Management Team, do sing out!
Posted 09 February 2013
A Murray to Moyne weekend for Two in Port Fairy is offered by the M2M Committee as an early bird prize for the Team Manager who finalise their Team before the end of 2012.
Posted 04 February 2013
As we are receiving enquiries for accommodation in the Hamilton & Port Fairy locations, here are a couple of good sites for your information.
HAMILTON - www.visitsoutherngrampians.com.au
PORT FAIRY - http://www.visitportfairy-moyneshire.com.au/
Posted 04 February 2013
We are eight weeks out from the event so it's time to start fundraising if not already done so.
This year we have made it really easy to collect donations for your chosen charity. Just send this link to your workmates, colleagues, family and friends ...
The Committee will be awarding a prize to the leading fundraising team at the finish in Port Fairy.
Congratulations to the DEVONDALERS as the top fundraiser at the eight week mark.
Have a go at beating this ....
Posted 20 December 2012
Any Rider/s interested in riding the M2M but do not have a Team, please register your interest by contacting us directly as we may be able to link you with a Team in your area. Keep in mind this is a fundraising Ride for each Team's nominated Health Service and you would be expected to lend a hand in this regard.
Posted 31 October 2012
The M2M Committee has received feedback from a variety of sources but without specific contact details for us to respond in person. The Committee wish to assure that the information received has been taken on board and actioned as deemed appropriate.
Posted 01 October 2012
What are your earliest memories of riding a bike?
"Probably doing the Great Victoria Bike Ride. I would have been about 15 when I first did that. Mum and Dad loved riding, so it was our annual family holiday for a few years."
What kind of bike are you riding now?
"An Orbea Diva, an Italian bike. It's very expensive, but a very nice top of the range racing bike. It's black with pink trim and a bit of a head-turner when I'm in a bunch. I don't ride it too many places without getting a comment."
How many M2M's have you participated in?
"I'd say I've riden at least 20 of the 25 M2M's. I was too young to do the first couple and missed two or three when I was pregnant or the girls were just new babies, but I've always been involved with the M2M one way or another. I'm also on the M2M Management Committee and enjoy the challenge of making the M2M better and safer every year."
Which team do you ride with?
"The Belfast Bikers - 1B"
Which Health Service does your team raise money for?
"Originally we raised money for Moyneyana House and then Belfast House for a few years, but now we raise money for Moyne Health Services, which incorporates both Moyneyana and Belfast Houses."
What other rides have you done?
"I've done lots of racing, all over Victoria; about 6 Great Victorian Bike Rides; Audax rides including the Alpine Classic and the Oppermann 24 Hour, which is quite a complex team event; The Tour Down Under - Community Challenge for the last 3 years; and the Port Fairy Cycling Club annual ride to Lorne at least 12 times. It's an epic, very hilly 240km journey. Dad actually started it as a training ride to lead into the racing season years ago, so we do it in April every year."
How often do you train?
"Five or six days week, weekdays at 6 in the morning and racing on the weekends, sometimes both days, but I rarely miss racing on Saturdays."
What do you enjoy most about the M2M?
"The team commeraderie is the best part and all the laughing. People sometimes ask me why I don't ride the full distance, but if you're out on the bike you can't hear what they're all saying about you and you miss out on all the fun on the bus."
What's your funniest memory of the M2M?
"There's a lot to choose from, its hard to think of one thing, but I guess it would be difficult to top the year I had to cope with the 'Battle of the Brothers-in-law'. I rode with Ronnie Hollingsworth and Mark McLaren that year, who are both very accomplished riders, and very competitive. It was exhausting trying to keep up with as they constantly challenged each other the whole time.
Ronnie also loves to sprint and has this sytem of using speed signs, mailboxes and change of road surfaces as markers to sprint to. He'll just yell out "mailbox" and it's on!
When Ronnie and I were riding on the Saturday night in to Hamilton, he was putting on the pace and thought he had burnt Mark off, but just as we were coming in to the showgrounds Mark appeared out of nowhere and sprinted past Ronnie through the gate. It was a very funny end to a long hard day of riding."
Posted 03 April 2012
Date for 2013...
Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th April 2013.
This is the Daylight Savings weekend, which is after Easter, and the middle weekend of the Victorian School Holidays.