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Spin for a good cause

Saturday, 1st February, 2020

Riders (from left) Mat Garrick, Rowan Hamilton, Jayden Kelly, Trevor Walsh and Tim Ferguson with YMCA spin instructor James Morley and manager Jacinta Simmons ahead of their fundraiser for Type 1 Diabetes. PICTURE: Emily McInerney Riders (from left) Mat Garrick, Rowan Hamilton, Jayden Kelly, Trevor Walsh and Tim Ferguson with YMCA spin instructor James Morley and manager Jacinta Simmons ahead of their fundraiser for Type 1 Diabetes. PICTURE: Emily McInerney

By Emily McInerney

The YMCA will be hosting a spin class fundraiser for the riders heading off on a 24-hour ride.

David Shoobridge, Trevor Walsh, Nigel Lawrence, Aaron Darley, Tim Ferguson, Mark Craven, Rowan Hamilton, Mat Garrick, Jake Borlace and Jayden Kelly will be participating in an endurance fundraising event on March 21-22 to raise money for Type 1 Diabetes research/Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).

This event is designed to test riders mentally and physically. 

A 24-hour bike ride is no easy task, and the YMCA decided to jump on board and help support their cause.

YMCA Integrated Wellness Centre manager Jacinta Simmons said they are hosting a spin class fundraiser.

The fundraiser will be held on Saturday, February 8 at 10am and will coincide with the Bushfire Appeal they are also doing.

The cost is $150 for a corporate bike and $20 for individual riders.

Spin instructor James Morley will host the class to help raise as much money as possible.

“This is a one hour class and your goal is to ride as far as possible on your spin bike,” Jacinta said.

“The target is set for 27km.

“James is also offering free 30-minute remedial massage on behalf of NRG Health and Y Merchandise for whoever reaches 27km.”

Jacinta said six corporate bikes have already sold and five individual bikes have sold.

“We’re capping it at 20 bikes, so it’s first in best dressed.

“We’re hoping to raise $1,000 from the hour session.

“We were more than happy to help out and give back to the community.

“It’s a great fundraiser.”

Jacinta said the YMCA will also put on refreshments after the ride.

She said Fresh Pizza will also be at the YMCA that day for the Bushfire Appeal but everyone is welcome to come along and enjoy some food.

To secure a bike for the event visit https://2020jdrfrevolve24.everydayhero.com/au/type-1-broken-hill and donate with a comment about saving a bike for the fundraiser.

If you’re not interested in participating in the ride, but would like to donate feel free to visit the website as well.

That night, the riders will also hold a fundraiser at the Palace Hotel.

There will be entertainment from Steve Anderson with an auction and part of the bar will be donated to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).

A signed Crows guernsey will be part of the auction.

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