Pedalling fun at Pedal 4 Pleasure
The Ward’s Furniture Pedal 4 Pleasure cycle event is back!
The Marton Rotary event, supported by Sport Whanganui and sponsored by Ward’s Furniture will be held this Sunday, March 18 in Marton. The event goes back 20 years, when Marton Rotary started a cycle group, which has since flourished into a major event on the Marton sporting calendar.
Last year the event was a great success with more than 100 participants cycling the Rangitikei pathways. The funds raised from the day will again be donated to Marton Rotary youth programmes.
Pedal 4 Pleasure aims to give people of all abilities the opportunity to participate, with three distances to select from — 15km, 40km and 80km. Event organiser Marie Kinloch from Sport Whanganui encourages people of all ages and fitness levels to consider entering.
“The event is an awesome opportunity for families, novice riders and competitive people to take part in a wonderful bike ride around the scenic Rangitikei.”
The three courses are: McVerry Crawford Motors 80km Long Course: Includes Makohau, Waimutu Roads, plus Galpins, Warrens, Griffins, Jeffersons, Leedstown and Tutaenui roads.
BJW Motors Ltd 40km ride Medium Course: This course involves the Makohou and Waimutu roads circuit.
The Down’s Group 15km Ride Short Course: Family friendly, this heads around Fern Flats and Bryces Line.
The sponsor of the event, Ward’s Furniture is pleased to be involved. They have provided a Lazyboy chair as the main spot prize on the day, which will be awarded after the event, at the Marton Rugby Clubrooms.
Check-in and bib collection will be from 7.30am to 8.30am at Marton Park, Follet Street Marton on field 1 under the McVerry Crawford marquee. South Makirikiri School will be on site with barbecue food that will be available for purchase on the day.
To enter go to www.sporty.co.nz/pedal4pleasure and for more information contact Andrew Shand from Marton Rotary Club on 06 327 6513 or Marie Kinloch Event, organiser on 027 440 9305.
Participants in the 2017 Pedal 4 Pleasure event.