THE Rotary Club of Claremont is joining forces with Variety Tasmania to help raise funds for two worthy causes at this year’s Le Tour de Norfy Cycle Challenge, to be held in New Norfolk on 17 March.
Beginning in Kensington Park, the event will see bike riders tackle one of three different scenic routes through the Derwent Valley, Bushy Park, Ellendale and Hamilton over a 38km, 76km or 106km course.
Eric Lown, of Rotary Club of Claremont, said more than 200 riders from both Tasmania and interstate were expected to participate in the event.
He said all funds raised would be donated to Rotary’s Mental Health Research Program and Variety Tasmania’s programs dedicated to giving children in need a fair go in life.
“We know they will enjoy the beautiful surrounds of New Norfolk knowing they will be making a difference for mental health research in Tasmania, and to helping Tasmania’s kids to live, laugh and learn,” he said.
Now in its ninth year, Variety Tasmania’s Mohammad Aldergham said it was a testament to the Tasmanian community that the event continued to grow.
“This is a great example of how likeminded organisations in Tasmania can work together to maximise our impact and reach a community,” he said.
“We are excited to be partnering with Rotary Club of Claremont this year.
“We are also extremely grateful to all riders, volunteers and corporate partners for being part of this exciting event.”
The Le Tour de Norfy Cycle Challenge is open to ages 13 and above, with entries costing $50 per person.
To register, visit www.variety.org.au/tas/events or in person at PMM Real Estate, 1A Bligh Street, Rosny Park before 9 March.
Caption: Riders competing at the Le Tour de Norfy Cycle Challenge.