Henderson helps boost memorial fund
Auction of gear raises $500
A New Zealand professional cyclist has contributed $500 to the Rachel Clark Memorial Trust.
Greg Henderson, who rode in the Lake Dunstan Cycle Challenge in Cromwell on Sunday, donated his kit after the race which was auctioned off at the prizegiving.
Henderson competed in the 96-kilometre race for a training exercise while on holiday visiting his parents in Bannockburn.
Though he crossed the finish line first, as he was not ‘‘racing’’, so first place went to Justin Scott with a time of two hours and 20 minutes.
The Dunedin-born cyclist, who currently resides in Spain, rides for Lotto-Belisol.
In the briefing before the race kicked off, organiser Bill Godsall,
Bill Godsall. of Sport Central, said Henderson was donating his kit to the Cromwell Promotions Group to auction off at prizegiving.
‘‘The money raised will got to the Rachel Clark fund.’’
The 17-year-old Cromwell College head girl died just before Christmas from heart failure.
‘‘She was an outstanding leader and an outstanding sportsperson.’’
Godsall said $500 was paid for the kit which was ‘‘awesome’’.
Donated kit: Greg Henderson finishing the Lake Dunstan Cycle Challenge in Cromwell on Sunday.