The Perinatal Pedalers, made up of 27 Mercy Health staff members, family and friends, took part in the Murray to Moyne over the weekend. The 520 kilometre charity bike ride is in its 30th year and raises money for health services in Victoria.
The Perinatal Pedalers departed from Echuca on Saturday at 9am and faced strong headwinds early on. Luckily the team had plenty of experienced cyclists on hand to help out any new riders struggling with the unfavourable conditions.
The team powered on - despite a bus breakdown, countless tyre repairs and a few scrapes - everyone pulled into the Hamilton showgrounds at about 1am. After a few hours' sleep, the Perinatal Pedalers were back on their bikes at 6.45am for the final leg to Port Fairy. All 27 cyclists managed to complete the ride and the team rolled across the finish line led by Director of Perinatal Medicine Professor Sue Walker and Mercy Health Group CEO Adjunct Professor Stephen Cornelissen.
Congratulations to the Perinatal Pedalers and their support crew who completed the Murray to Moyne with exceptional team work and a sense of humour. The team has fundraised just short of $35,000 for Mercy Perinatal to date and donations are still pouring in. To show your support, visit www.everydayhero.com.au/event/MurraytoMoyne