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    Century Challenge Cycle Ride

    It’s on again and the Rotary Club of Erina challenges all Central Coast riders to join their annual Cycle Ride at the scenic Mount Penang Parklands.

    Funds raised from the event will support Rotary community projects including Coast Shelter has now adopted new initiatives aimed at ending Domestic Violence as well as providing accommodation and support to the homeless or those at risk of becoming homeless.

    “It is a great day and wonderful to see so many of our bike riding commitments join in, get some exercise, and help those in need all at the same time”, President of Coast Shelter Gavin Shepherd said.

    This event has allowed the Rotary Club of Erina to donate over $120,000 to Coast Shelter. “The 2016 Ride will be the biggest and the best ever, with wonderful support from our community, cycle shops and other corporate sponsors. It’s a fun and safe ride for everyone” Gillian Winchester said.

    The Cycle Ride is a fantastic family opportunity which allows us to continue to expand vital services to people in need on the Central Coast”, Executive Officer of Coast Shelter Laurie Maher said.

    Volunteers from the Central Coast Rotary Clubs work alongside Brisbane Water Police and the Roads and Maritime Service to ensure a safe ride for all ages and fitness levels. There are 100km and 50km rides for serious cyclists, a 20km ride for beginners and a Kids Challenge for those aged 4 to 12 years.

    The Ride starts and ends at Mount Penang Parklands where plenty of parking is available. Registration ranges from $10 for the Kids Challenge to $80 for the 100km Challenge. Riders are encouraged to ask their friends and family to sponsor their ride. $100 sponsorship could provide approximately 30 meals at the Coast Community Centre while $500 could provide a mum and children escaping domestic violence with a ‘start-up kit’ for a new home. A link to Everyday Hero is on the website.

    The day ends with a sausage sizzle and refreshments to finish off the day. More details are available at www.centurychallenge.com.au