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December 2009 Club News

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Pink Ribbon Ride 2009

Story Raelene, Pics Jo, Bob & John

With the annual Pink Ribbon Ride on the calendar, we decided to have a “think-tank” also a good excuse for coffee and cake, so Chris, Tammy, Jo and myself  got together & came up with a different format for our ride this year.

Lots of feeling going into this picture...The weather was brilliant on Sunday morning, just the kind of day we all had been hoping for.  It was a very “pink” gathering when we all met at the info bay as there were a lot of interestingly decorated bikes and people which all looked fantastic and went  toward creating a great atmosphere for the day.

Everyone generously paid their $15 for the day. This included lunch this year, a ticket in the raffle, good company of course and a great ride.

With approximately 75 people on bikes and looking very festive and fetching in pink, we headed out of town on the Chester Pass Road to Kamballup where we turned left along the Woogenellup Road into Mt Barker.

Even buildings in Mt Barker were painted pink...Here we had a stop for morning tea at the local bakery. Shane had advised the bakery there would be a large group of us for coffee and morning tea and they had put on extra staff and were very happy to have us there. The food was excellent and it’s great place to stop.

There were a few club members waiting at the bakery for us on arrival who kindly donated to the day although unable to join us for the ride.

Chris on the road on the MonsterWe then headed out the Muir Highway, turned left at the Denbarker Rd and had a great ride to the South Coast Highway turned towards Albany, then back into town along the Lower Denmark Rd.

Our destination for lunch was The Princess Royal Sailing Club in Little Grove. This had been arranged courtesy of Russell and Jo, who are members of the Sailing club. This was an excellent venue for lunch with great views over the harbour.

What a wonderful job Marilyn, Betty and Yvonne had done of setting up the room with pink flowers in vases and on the tables with pink napkins. It looked the part. They had also heated up the soup, set up coffee and tea, cakes etc and had basically had everything ready to go. A big thank you to them for doing this.

At our think-tank we had decided to have soup and rolls, slices or cake with coffee and tea, so we ended up with a delicious array of soups and slices all prepared by generous club members. This seemed to be a popular decision and was enjoyed by everyone.

Chris and Raelene addressing the multitudesWe had a vast array of great prizes to be won in the raffle and below is listed our generous sponsors this year. Once again we all enjoyed the day and in doing so raised of $1440.00 which was a very generous effort on behalf of everyone.

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