$90k raised as Tatura 200 proves the power of the pedal

By Shepparton News

Wheels were spinning at the weekend as 320 riders and walkers got to work raising money for local charities at the Tatura 200 bike ride.

Thanks to their efforts, a stunning $90 000 will go toward providing scholarships for the children of Tatura Milk families, and also to the children's ward at GV Health, and GV Trails.

Participants rode in one of four categories — 25 km, 50 km, 100km or 200 km — or walked 5 km or 10 km.

The event also offered a 44 km cross-country bike ride as well as the popular Gear and Graze, which ended at Murchison's Longleat Wines where participants were treated to a grazing board, live music and a glass of wine.

“We had 135 people take part in the Gear and Graze, it was a really popular event and the jumping castle and activities at the end gave it a great atmosphere,” organiser Georgia Vibert said.

“We were lucky with the weather and had similar numbers to last year, which was definitely encouraging.

“It's just a really nice way for people to get together with family and friends and an opportunity to give back to the community.”

More than 60 volunteers were on board to run the event, which was supported by major sponsors Bega Cheese, Tatura Milk and Bubs Australia.