Slove­nia call­ing

Cy­clist ped­als to boost funds

South Waikato News - - SPORTS/ TE PAPA HAKINAKINA - By PET­RICE TAR­RANT

Whether he is on the road, track or in a club, you’re bound to see Jim McMur­ray on a bike.

The New Zealand cham­pion cy­clist couldn’t help but get his span­dex on in Toko­roa Club on Fri­day night, al­beit for a good cause.

McMur­ray cy­cled in front of a pumped crowd who were bet­ting on his max speed and time taken to com­plete 30km.

The event was a fundraiser for his up­com­ing trip to Slove­nia where he will com­pete in the World Cham­pi­onships.

The keen cy­clist man­aged to clock a max­i­mum speed of 98.5kmh and com­pleted the course in 27m 19s with an aver- age speed of 65.7kmh.

He said ev­ery­one who heads off to events such as the one in Au­gust wants fund­ing.

‘‘I’m at least go­ing to sweat for 30 min­utes.’’

The fundraiser brought in close to $200 and McMur­ray said he had had huge sup­port from other or­gan­i­sa­tions such as Su­perS­ports Trust which granted him $2000.

Mean­while his loyal club, Forest­land Wheel­ers, have con­trib­uted $ 1000 to boost his travel kitty.

Photo: PET­RICE TAR­RANT

New form of club­bing: Jim McMur­ray is of­fi­cially timed by Gra­ham Bell.

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