Epic ride helps en­sure trail main­tained

Augusta Margaret River Times - - Classifieds - Chloe Fraser

About 140 rid­ers hit the tracks at the Beer­farm in April for the fourth an­nual Mid­dle Earth Epic Orc Hunt to raise money for trail main­te­nance.

The event raised about $2500, with $2000 of the funds ded­i­cated to trail main­te­nance and $500 to­wards drainage works at Cane­brake Pool.

Event or­gan­iser Rod Lake­lin said the “orc hunt” was a great suc­cess. “We had about 144 peo­ple par­tic­i­pate,” he said.

“The money will go to­wards trail main­te­nance and tools to aid main­te­nance, which will also be avail­able to other clubs.”

Se­nior na­tional park ranger Gil­bert Stok­man was ap­pre­cia­tive of the donation and said the funds would help con­tinue en­vi­ron­men­tal work within Rapids Con­ser­va­tion Park, where most of the Mid­dle Earth Epic took place.

About 100 rid­ers fin­ished the full 75km dis­tance, while about 40 rid­ers fin­ished at the 50km mark.

Or­gan­iser Rod Lake­lin, park ranger Gil­bert Stok­man and Ja­son Fal­coner.

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