It’s a Bright future for The Alfred 6 Hour Charity Mountain Bike Race
The Alfred 6 Hour charity mountain bike race has been run and won for 2018.
Taking place late September, the event assembled many of Victoria’s most avid mountain bike riders – unified by one, common goal: to raise money to help emergency and trauma care at The Alfred.
For the fifth consecutive year the race was held in the picturesque, northern Victorian town of Bright, and this year was by far the biggest. 205 eager riders, collectively rode a whopping 780 laps of the gruelling circuit – equating to more than 5125km or 117,000m climbed.
Riders participated across many categories – from solo races to team events. Even junior riders were catered for, with the next generation of mountain bike fanatics turning out in force for the popular ‘gromit races’.
Local paramedic, and passionate rider, Ross Walker is the brains behind the community event – and he recently said he couldn’t have been happier with the 2018 carnival.
“For yet another year, the race has grown in popularity… we actually had a record number of participants,” he said. “It was so pleasing to get such a degree of community support and active involvement. This allowed us to exceed our fundraising target and raise $20,000 – all of which will go towards supporting The Alfred continue to provide the best critical care.”
The Alfred extends a special thank you to Ross and everyone who was involved in running the event, as well as all who participated. Your philanthropic, community spirit will have a practical impact on trauma patients at The Alfred – you are giving them the best chance to make a full recovery and return home to their loved ones.
Congratulations to all the participants on their rides and thank you for your support!