Matamata Chronicle - - Conversations - Colin Kem­plen Chief Spoke Mata­mata Fes­ti­val of Cy­cling

On be­half of the Mata­mata Fes­ti­val of Cy­cling or­gan­is­ing com­mit­tee I want to say thank you to all those who helped to make the day such a suc­cess.

The weather was per­fect, the Firth Tower set­ting an ideal venue, and the va­ri­ety of bi­cy­cles just amaz­ing. Who would have thought that we’d see a Pen­ny­far­thing bi­cy­cle that’s over 125 years old be­ing rid­den around the Firth Tower re­serve. It was cer­tainly a fun day for all the fam­ily that ben­e­fited a very wor­thy cause. We raised around $1000 for the West­pac Res­cue He­li­copter Trust.

A spe­cial thank you also to our spon­sors and sup­port­ers. Spe­cial men­tion must be made of Mayor Jan Barnes who cy­cled to the event!

It was grat­i­fy­ing to see that the hum­ble bi­cy­cle could bring so many peo­ple to­gether and put a smile on so many faces.

Pedal power to you all,

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