Team keeps peddling Movember message
TASMANIA’S Moustache Riders team refused to let the wet and windy weather put the brakes on their annual Tour de Mo event.
About 85 cyclists stepped it up a gear yesterday and pedalled more than 200km from Freycinet to Hobart, along the East Coast, for Movember and men’s health.
The group celebrated the challenging ride with a barbecue and beers at Frank Restaurant after rolling into Mawsons Place about 5pm.
Moustache Rider and organiser Dan Burnaby, of Tolmans Hill, said the annual ride was about much more than raising money for Movember.
“It fosters guys going out and riding together in a group, which not only creates a support network but also helps them work on their fitness and look after themselves,” he said.
“We have some guys on the team who really struggled to do the 200km five years ago, and now you find them sitting at the front of the peloton rid- ing strong and supporting others.”
Mr Burnaby thanked Tasmania Police for controlling the traffic along the route.
The riders were last night sitting in the top 10 Movember fundraising teams in Australia, with more than $33,000 already raised. They have set themselves a target of $40,000.
The Tour de Mo cranked its way across Tasmania for the first time in 2012.