Pictured above is our club member Phil Purdy (right) and fellow-rider Dennis O'Brien (Rotary Club of West Footscray) who are two very tired and relieved bike riders after recently completing the 1000 kilometre bike ride from Sydney to Melbourne to raise funds for ROCAN (Rotary Ovarian Cancer Research).

Phil and Dennis admit they are not the fastest riders. They usually bring up the rear on each day's ride. But they are respected by the other riders for their determination and spirit. Despite the tough times on their 8-day journey including hot weather, high winds and big hills, they managed to reach their destination safely.

Special mention should also be made of the fantastic efforts of the support crew which included club member Geoff Smith and also our friends Lexie Smith and Barbara Purdy.

This year's ride raised about $100,000. Over the last 20 years, it has been successful in raising a total of $1.5 million for ROCAN. Congratulations to everyone.

 

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