On Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th April 2018, the Boort Cycling Team, took on the challenge of riding in the 32nd Murray to Moyne (M2M) Cycle Relay.

All proceeds from Boort’s M2M team is donated to Boort District Health to purchase a new Dental Chair as part of the redevelopment of the Dental Clinic. This will provide the Dental Clinic with two dental chairs and ensure less waiting time and provide extra services to Boort and the surrounding communities.

Over the past years, the Boort Team has raised over $170,000 for Boort District Health. These funds raised have helped to purchase Urgent Care Centre (UCC) procedure lights, istat machine, Poch blood analyser, diagnostic sets, AED electrodes, ultrasound machine, patient trolleys, blood pressure cuff and various other items for the UCC.

BDH held several fundraising events to support the M2M team during 2018, including Night Bowls in January, Ride to school day in May and the major raffle.  Raffle winners were:1st prize: Tanya Rodoni of Bendigo, 2nd prize: Sharyn Wright, Boort and 3rd prize: Angus Mayberry, Boort. 

We also acknowledge all the major sponsors; Salute Oliva, Yackandandah Holiday Park, Banyandah Retreat, Windarra, Boort Grain Co-operative, Graincorp, Wendy Pollard, Jennie Weaver, Rubicon Systems Australia, Goulburn Murray Water, Wycheproof Lions Club, Innocence and Attitude, Boort Men’s Shed and the many people that supported all the raffles that were held.

Thank you also to all the amazing volunteers who support this cause, a special thanks goes to Chris Rorke, Harvey and Toby Poxon, Keenan Velleley, Lynette Clark, Guy Contarino, Rick and Pauline Cooper, Kelvin and Carol Ritchie, without you the riders would not be able to participate. 

Finally congratulations to the riders on completing the challenge this year; Lawrence Cameron, Finn Poxon, Kathryn Velleley, Deanne Smith, Josh Lanyon, Bayley Fuller (Boort), Ryan Evans, Jason Sim (Bendigo), Glenn Henry, Des Flynn, Adam Holster (Melbourne), Barry Crockett, Thomas Pollard, Roy Daykin (Wycheproof) and Colin Durie (Sea Lake).

L-R – Toby Poxon, Deanne Smith, Bayley Fuller, Ryan Evans, Barry Crockett, Lynette Clark, Finn Poxon, Harvey Poxon (obscured), Roy Daykin, Thomas Pollard, Keenan Velleley, Josh Lanyon, Chris Rorke, Kathryn Velleley, Colin Durie, Lawrence Cameron, Glenn Henry.  Missing – Des Flynn, Adam Holster, Kelvin & Carol Ritchie