CARDIAC rehabilitation nurse Vicki Anderson knows all too well the benefits of bike riding and is joining Wodonga hospital colleagues in a fun ride this month.
The Dorevitch Lake Hume Challenge on Saturday, February 23, will raise money for the Albury-Wodonga Regional Cancer Centre.
“It made sense to combine my love of riding while raising money for a good cause,” Mrs Anderson, who rides from Lavington to Wodonga for work three times a week, said.
“Riding is great for your heart and lungs.”
The cancer centre project is on track, with a sod-turning ceremony for the three-storey main building in Borella Road tipped for around September or October.
While the facility is due to be completed by in mid-2015, two key components will open within the next six months.
With the majority of community fund-raising money going to the construction of the building, the bike ride will assist in purchasing equipment and furniture.
There will be three rides on the day, all starting and finishing in Australia Park, South Albury.
The first ride is 134 kilometres around Granya starting at 7am, followed by a 100-kilometre Tallangatta tour at 8am, and a 40-kilometre scenic ride around the lake, from 9am.
For more details or to register, visit bellbridgerotary.org.au or call 6043 1258.