2018 The "Riverina Ramble" Ride to Conference

Mulwala to Mulwala via Albury, Holbrook, Tumbarumba, The Rock and Howlong

 

Distance travelled   615 km

 

Charity   Australian Rotary Health

 

Money raised   $15,637

9 Rotary Clubs and 27 Team Members

 

Albury North Rotary Club

Charles Aitken - Cyclist

Marie Aitken - Cyclist

Ian Crossley - Cyclist

John Forck - Cyclist

Chris Parker - Cyclist 

Paul Robb - Cyclist

Albury West Rotary Club

Mike Kirby - Cyclist

 

 

Bright Rotary Club

Patrick O'Shea – Cyclist and Road Captain

Corowa Rotary Club

Graham Brown – Team leader / cyclist

Margaret Brown – Road support / coordinator

Neil Davis – Road support

Norm O'Flaherty - Road support

Eltham Rotary Club

Alan McCleary - Cyclist

Ken Paynter – Cyclist

Trevor Smith – Cyclist

 

 

Numurkah Rotary Club

Linda Boyd – Cyclist

Kate Hodge - Cyclist

Stuart Hodge - Cyclist

Greg Moralee - Cyclist

Chris Sutton - Cyclist

Seymour Rotary Club

David Freeman – Cyclist

Fiona McCarthy - Cyclist

Shepparton Family of Rotary

John Fry – Cyclist

Laurie McGoldrick - Cyclist

Tony Phelan - Cyclist

Yarrawonga Mulwala Rotary Club

David Barrat - Cyclist

Yea Rotary Club

Sandra Hanley - Support

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Route

The 'Lion of the Plains'


Ride Organiser Graham Brown

DG Bernie Bott's mascot Charlie the Bull had a wonderful time on the ride

Day 1 - Mulwala to Albury via Corowa, Rutherglen, Barnawartha and Wodonga

Day 2 - Albury to Holbrook via Jindera, Gerogery West, Walla Walla and Culcairn

Today was a windy, dusty, dirty day, with riding conditions quite stressful. After a meander along the Mungambrawatha Creek trail to take us out of Albury, we headed for Jindera for a water stop. Morning tea was at Walla Walla and lunch in Culcairn.

Day 3 - Holbrook to Tumbarumba via Lankeys Creek

Today was a good run out via Lankeys Creek, where we stopped for morning tea. Lunch was on a clearing outside a farming property ... and the farmer came and offered the use of his bathrooms for the ladies!! We enjoyed the hospitality of the Rotary Club of Tumbarumba at a local winery for our evening meal - a special PHF award evening - and President Theresa presented us with a donation for ARH.


Day 4 - Tumbarumba to The Rock via Little Billabong and Mangoplah

A long day, starting with the throb of our fellow motel guests 'wheels' - 160 off-road motor cycles!! We missed the turn off to Little Billabong, which added some 15 km to our day, but enjoyed an iceblock at Mangoplah. It was good to enjoy some after ride relaxation and fellowship. We farewelled Laurie, who had to withdraw due to broken spokes on his bike.

Day 5 - The Rock to Howlong via Pleasant Hills and Walbundrie

Team members were quite taken by the little garden at Tootool and the lovely little hall at Pleasant Hills. The Rotary Club of Corowa catered for our evening meal with a delicious BBQ and team member Fiona provided some much appreciated massage for tired muscles.

Day 6 - Howlong to Mulwala via Balldale and Corowa

A shorter day, the riders enjoyed some treats along the way. The old Balldale pub was explored and lunch was enjoyed at the Corowa Whisky and Chocolate Factory after a tour by proprietor Dean. The team regrouped at Lake Mulwala to enable a group ride into the Mulwala Golf Club for the reception by DG Bernie and some afternoon tea.

Fund raising 2009-2018