News 27 Jul 2010

General: MNSW’s Call To Arms Charity Ride Day a success

The MNSW Call To Arms Charity Ride Day was a great success last weekend at Lakes.

The MNSW Call To Arms Charity Ride Day was a great success last weekend at Lakes.

Motorcycling NSW’s first-ever Call To Arms Charity Ride Day exceeded many expectations over the weekend, as large fields of riders turned out at the Lakes Motorcycle Club and donned yellow armbands to support the Cancer Council’s Call To Arms and awareness of Men’s cancer, while raising thousands of dollars in the process.

Riders of all ages, and their families, converged on the Lake Macquarie track on Saturday to utilize their chance to ride one of Australia’s top motocross circuits, under a laid-back, cause-worthy atmosphere.

Despite less than perfect conditions to start the day, riders got into the spirit, wrapping their arms in yellow armbands and having a blast with their mates, while some were also gaining valuable track time in the lead-up to the Australian Junior Motocross Championship, which are to be held at Lakes in late September.

Newcastle Castles graciously provided a jumping castle for the younger family members, with others choosing to check-out the on-track action which included a large field of quads, tearing their way up and down the hills of Lakes.

In the true spirit of the day, the winner of the 50/50 raffle being run on the day even donated $100 of his prize back to the Call To Arms fund, stating how much he had enjoyed the day and its worthiness.

For more information about the Cancer Council or to organize a Call To Arms event for your local club or sporting team, log onto www.calltoarms.com.au or www.cancercouncil.com.au.

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