Bobbo cy­cle clas­sic – a per­fect day

Monthly Chronicle - - Letters To The Editor - Wendy Carver CEO, Life­line Har­bour to Hawkes­bury

It is won­der­ful when all the el­e­ments of a much-an­tic­i­pated, big event align and com­bine to cre­ate a sim­ply per­fect day.

Such was the Bob­bin Head Cy­cle Clas­sic on Sun­day, March 26 when, in the mid­dle of weeks of wet weather, the sun shone, the rain stayed away and 2480 cy­clists from around Sydney gath­ered at Tur­ra­murra to ride the spec­tac­u­lar course through Ku-ring- gai Na­tional Park, Bob­bin Head and, for the re­ally en­er­getic, West Head.

It was a day that brought smiles to the faces of all who took part and much grat­i­tude from the char­i­ties that will ben­e­fit from this lo­gis­ti­cally-chal­leng­ing fundrais­ing event, which raised an amaz­ing $200,000.

Life­line Har­bour to Hawkes­bury is the ma­jor ben­e­fi­ciary and event part­ner with the Ro­tary clubs of Tur­ra­murra, Ku-ring- gai, Wahroonga and St Ives. Their en­thu­si­asm in found­ing the event - and plan­ning the four rides with dif­fer­ing de­grees of dif­fi­culty - was sup­ported by the in­dis­pens­able ser­vices of po­lice, who fa­cil­i­tated road clo­sures and redi­rected traf­fic, as well as the SES and am­bu­lance who were on hand in case of any in­ci­dents. I’m de­lighted to re­port there was only one mi­nor in­ci­dent that did not re­quire am­bu­lance in­ter­ven­tion.

The Bob­bin Head Cy­cle Clas­sic is now in its sixth year and has be­come a com­mu­nity event that gen­er­ates boun­ti­ful good­will from small busi­nesses and res­i­dents en route, from cy­clists, fundrais­ers, vol­un­teers in abun­dance (400 of them) and our gen­er­ous spon­sors.

We can’t thank you enough. As a re­sult, we’re al­ready look­ing for­ward to our sev­enth “Bobbo”. We hope you are too.

Life­line CEO Wendy Carver (1st on left, back row) with her grand­chil­dren Amy and Iso­bel, Hornsby MP Matt Kean (2nd on left) and fel­low Bobbo cy­clists

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