Longer course for ride
Sherwood School’s Annual Trail Bike Ride will roar off for the 18th consecutive year on February 10.
Organiser Howard Pederson says the 2019 ride will be a new and longer course.
“We listened to the feedback from the 2018 riders and decided it is time to make this unique ride even more special,” he said. The ride leaves from Makaretu Road and crosses several Ruahine foothill stations that give riders stunning views of the local area.
“We are so fortunate that many of the farm owners have a special link to Sherwood School, so they are keen to be involved as they know that all proceeds raised will go directly to the local school”.
Sherwood School principal Christine Morrison hopes that the ride will be well attended again this year.
“We had more than 400 riders last year, and with the announcement of the new course I think we will have even more interest this time,” she said. “I am really appreciative of the generosity of the organisers, land owners and participants as the Trail Bike Ride remains the major fundraiser for the school.”
The fee is $40 which includes lunch and access to farmland not usually open to the public.
■ Registrations will be available on-line on Sherwood School’s website www.sherwood.school.nz from early 2019, and on-line registrations will be in the draw for a mystery prize announced on the morning of the ride. Registrations will also be accepted on the day. Queries to Howard Pedersen 027 442 6766.
Last year’s event attracted more than 400 riders.