Ped­alling fun at Pedal 4 Plea­sure

Wanganui Midweek - - WHANGANUI HAPPENINGS - By JORJA BRAMLEY with Sport Whanganui

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.

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Par­tic­i­pants in the 2017 Pedal 4 Plea­sure event.

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