Around 60 to 70 riders headed out from Kings Park at 6:00am and the “green & black” was well represented with 8 of us riding for South Perth Rouleurs. It was sensational weather and we took a nice route that headed up Welshpool & Canning Roads, up to Carmel via Glenisla and up Mundaring Weir Rd to Kalamunda. The return route back down to Abernethy was via Kalamunda Rd hill and a brisk pace was set on the return to the regroup at the Belltower to ensure we were all able to ride back into Kings Park en masse… to be thoroughly spoiled at Frasers with a very generous champagne brunch! The launch & associated activities & auctions raised an incredible $60,000 on the day which will go directly towards funding for The Centre for Cerebral Palsy’s never ending Equipment Wish List which includes such essential equipment as special standing frames, walkers & wheelchairs.
Thanks for to all at SPR who participated. In addition to those who rode, there was a number of SPR members who could not ride and bought tickets anyway and there were also many others who sent messages of support & encouragement. Based on the reaction of all those who rode, I am confident we will get an even stronger turnout if they run the same event next year… the Veuve-Clicquot served up to us at the completion of the ride made it a particularly pleasurable & memorable day!
The attached is a photo of the SPR team the along with my step-daughter Isabelle McIntyre who was there at end to greet us.
Thanks again for allowing me to promote the cause via SPR.