The day arrived after much preparation and the cyclists gathered ready to get going on their respective distances all to assist the Mission in its work of caring for seafarers.
The volunteers also arrived in number helping set out the food, start cooking the food on the BBQ including the delicious salmon. The ladies of St Michaels Multi-cultural Anglican Church were busy cooking Filipino 'lumpia' which was to be enjoyed by many.
The rain, the first for many months also arrived and so we all huddled together in the Mission building and enjoyed good conversation, the sharing of stories and to warm up as the cyclists gradually returned mud up their backs, stemmed up glasses and tired legs.
Prizes were given out with names drawn from a hard hat sending the winners home even happier
The real winners were the seafarers in the event highlighting their plight and the varied work the Mission does to assist them.
A big THANK YOU goes to all the corporate sponsors and individuals, to the many volunteers and the planning committee for making it such a success.
Looking forward to next year already.