Media Releases 2013

Posted on 07/11/2013 by

Magpies, gale force winds and hail storms were no match for a team of cyclists from Phillip Island Nature Parks who raised more than $6,000 in October to fight kids’ cancer.

The team of 14 ‘pedalling parkies’ were taking part in the Great Cycle Challenge – an event where cyclists from across Australia pedal throughout October to raise funds for the Children’s Medical Research Institute.

OutThere Outdoor Activities got on board with a fundraising kayaking event at Cape Woolamai and guided ride around Summerland Peninsula. YMCA Phillip Island Leisure Centre also helped the team with a fundraising spin class that raised over $120 for the cause.

“The challenge was a great way for Nature Parks staff to get involved in a worthy cause and motivation for many of us to ride to and from work ,” Kim Kliska, research assistant and Nature Parks team captain, said. 

Andy Chisholm led the charge for the team by cycling over 1300 kilometres and raising $1350. 

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