Longer course for ride

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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.

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