Local resident tackles the Gibb River Mountain Bike Challenge
Wednesday, 16 June 2010
Quinns Rock resident and Edith Cowan University (ECU) staff member, Vilma FitzGerald, recently participated in the Gibb River Mountain Bike Challenge, held from 22 to 29 May 2010.
The Gibb River Mountain Bike Challenge is a 740-kilometre team relay event raising community awareness and money for charity.
Sponsored by ECU’s School of Exercise, Biomedical and Health Sciences, Ms FitzGerald was one of four members of the Life and Soul team.
The team raised more than $1,700, with half of the money going towards the WA Police Legacy and the other half towards the Safe Haven Animal Shelter in Broome.
“Riding the Gibb was an amazing experience and it was great to have such a supportive team, which made the five-day ride truly enjoyable,” Ms FitzGerald said.
“I’d like to thank ECU’s School of Exercise, Biomedical and Health Sciences for their support, and I look forward to competing again next year.”
ECU Acting Vice-Chancellor, Professor John Finlay-Jones congratulated Ms FitzGerald on her efforts.
“Riding the Gibb is a tremendous achievement, and it is great to see ECU staff supporting community initiatives.”
Sixty-five teams participated in this year’s Gibb River Mountain Bike Challenge which ran from Derby to El Questro along the Gibb River Road.
For more information, on the Gibb River Mountain Bike Challenge visit www.thegibbchallenge.net.au.
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