Local people are being invited to participate in the “Bingara Bash”, a half day bicycle ride along the Gwydir River, in aid of the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service. There will be two choices of rides which will mean that people of all abilities and fitness levels will be able to participate.
Organiser of the ride, Dimity McMurtrie said she is hoping that people from all around the region come to participate in the ride, which is first and foremost a fun day. “The recent ride from Killarney Gap into Narrabri was such a success, we thought Bingara could host an equally successful day, giving our community the opportunity to find their bicycle legs and have some fun in a very pretty part of the world, along the Gwydir,” she said.
The route will be along Keera Road for starters and then, for those who are looking for a challenge, which will involve unsealed sections of road and some ups and downs, the route will leave Keera Road, taking Riverview Road around to the Whitlow Road, before a downhill cruise back into town for a total of about 46 kms. For those who wish to stay on the tar, the route will be up to Keera and back, which is around 60 kms or turn around at Riverview Road, which is about 16 kms from Bingara.
After the ride, a fundraising lunch will be available at the Imperial Hotel provided by the Bingara Volunteer Support Group for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service.
There will be two starting times, depending on which ride participants intend to take and there will be water stops along the routes. Riders are encouraged to bring their own water. Helmets are essential and the closing date for registration for the ride is June 16.
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