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Going on a big adventure


Jock Leighton is one of the nine “Team Condo” members that will participate in the Scrapheap Adventure Ride 2016. Cont

By Melissa Blewitt


“Team Condo” will be beginning the Scrapheap Adventure Ride 2016 on Friday, 30 September.

They will leave from the Condobolin Tennis Courts at 8am and make their way to Four Corners Farm Stay at Nymagee.

There will be nine riders in the group – Jock Leighton, David Geeves, Peter Haydon, Mark Leighton, Colin Stibbard, Darren Smith, Ashley Bremner, Lochie Bremner and Andrew Braddon.

The Scrapheap Adventure Ride is a unique fundraising event which involves motorcycle enthusiasts from all over the country purchasing a bike for no more than $1,000 and doing it up for an adventure ride through the Aussie outback, all while raising money for people with Down Syndrome.

They are aiming to have fun, raise awareness and funds for Down Syndrome NSW.

“Team Condo” is already neck and neck with the more seasoned “Team Inverell”, in fundraising the highest amount of money overall, having raised over $11,000.

“People can help this great cause and keep us at the top by donating any amount,” “Team Condo” spokesperson Peter Haydon said.

“We would love to raise more than Inverell. We would like to thank all of those who have already donated – every dollar will make a difference.

“Please come down to the Condobolin Tennis Courts and see us off on the start of our adventure.”

The community can head to the website http://www.scrapheapadventureride.com.au/ click on support, select Team Condo or their riders, to make a donation.

Another way to contribute to the cause is to visit www.mycause.com.au/page/123733/team-condo-2016-scrapheap-ride

There is also a donation bucket at the Railway Hotel in Condobolin. Residents can also donate direct to Down Syndrome NSW.

Cycling for cancer support

Cyclists of all ages and abilities hopped on their bikes for a good cause on the weekend.

• Above: The cyclists getting ready for the 53 kilometre ride in Fifield on Saturday. Contributed

Cyclists of all ages and abilities hopped on their bikes for a good cause on the weekend.

• Above: Ellie Tomlinson, Sarah Meacham, Brittany Manwaring and Renee Meacham at the starting line for the Tour de Condo in Fifield. Contributed

By Lara Pearce

Cyclists of all ages and abilities hopped on their bikes for a good cause on the weekend.

The annual bike ride, the Tour de Condo (previously the Tour de Fifield), saw over fifty riders from Condobolin, Lake Cargelligo, Forbes and Canberra cycle 53 kilometres from the small town of Fifield to Condobolin on Saturday.

Each rider raised sponsorship for the ride, which will be divided equally between CanAssist Condobolin and the David Donnelly Fund for local police officer and cancer sufferer.

With the slower group of riders starting out at 9am followed by the faster group at 9:30am, cyclists peddled into Condobolin from around 11:15am onwards.

The Railway Hotel made a rewarding finish line for the epic journey. Riders, organisers, support vehicle drivers, friends and community members celebrated over a cold beer and a barbeque put on by the Men of League.

A total of $7,000 was raised on the day. Adding to the sponsorship tally, two 30 minute joy flights over the Condobolin district were auctioned off, selling for $300 each to Anthony Toohey and Kim and Don Lark.

A complete bike outfit was also auctioned, while two bicycles were raffled off. Darryl and Melissa Nesbitt claimed the cycling outfit and also won one of the bicycles. They plan to re-donate both bike and clothes to the raffle at the Family Fun Day being held for local toddler Coby Davies, who is currently undergoing chemotherapy.

The other bike was won by Kenny Andrews. The bicycles were donated by Steve and Simone Beattie from Leading Appliances and the cycling outfit was donated by Don Lark Motorcycles.

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