KEN’S PEDAL FOR PROSTATE 2013
The preparation for the great ride wasn’t all that ideal as Ken went down with a very bad cold during the weeks prior. However, with the support of Nick Grange and Bill Brown – two of his ‘OMNICYCLE’ Mates, he got to the start line at Marngrook Oval in Diamond Creek for the 7.00am start.
What a pleasant surprise he had to see Mo Bro Norm Wearne there to give the three of them a cheery farewell and to mutter something like better you than me!
The showers started soon after they got away and persisted for an hour or so, making the trail in parts quite messy which tended to interfere with their gears. A coffee break at the NMIT Cafe at Fairfield was welcome and then it was the last leg to Federation Square right in the centre of Marvellous Melbourne.
Finding their way past the boat sheds at Alexander Avenue they arrived at their destination – the BBQ – around 11.45am and waited for a short while for Lindsay Clarke who shared the BBQ and rode back home with them.
Back home to Diamond Creek about 3.45 pm and 100 km they were quite tired yet satisfied they had completed their objective. Thanks to your generosity, and the support of the OMNICYCLE Group, Ken and Norm have raised over $1,395.00 for the Movember Project. This money is an important part of the funding for research into prostate cancer.
This month of Movember perhaps more importantly, helps to raise awareness amongst men and hopefully encourages them to have a check up. As in many health issues, early detection is all important.
Again, our grateful thanks for your support.
Ken Ramplin, Norm Wearne and the OMNICYCLE Group