Saddle up for students
IT IS time to pump up the tyres and polish the safety helmet to test your skills and endurance for the Julatten bike rally.
The Julatten State School Parents and Citizens committee has organised the charity ride to raise money for the school on Sunday.
Organiser Wendy Cambage encouraged students from other schools and their families to join in on the fundraising bike ride.
“It’s not a race, it’s just a ride and is open to anyone,” she said.
Every child that enters gets a number on their arm which goes into a draw to win a Mongoose mountain bike worth $300.
There will also be prizes for the best decorated bikes and the most brightly colour clothing to promote bike safety.
The rally has three different starting points, depending on age.
Grades 5-7 start near Nine Mile Store and ride the whole of Euluma Creek Rd, which is nearly 11km. Grades 2-4 will ride from near Pinnacle Rd and the kindy, preps and Grade 1 students will ride from Rasmussen Rd, which is nearly 6km.
All money raised will go towards P and C projects to buy iPads for every class and also to improve the school’s playground equipment.
After the ride, which is expected to finish around 1pm, there will be a barbecue and fruit available and a waterslide on the oval to cool off.
For more information on the ride and to register, contact P and C committee members Wendy on 4094 1494 or Monique on 4094 1751.