WARNERS BAY ROTARY CLUB LOOP THE LAKE CANCER FUNDRAISING EVENT

Congratulations to Warners Bay Rotary Club on the enormous effort it put into organising the 2016 Loop the Lake charity bike ride which was held on Sunday 13 March 2016. There was a fantastic turnout, with more than 1,500 enthusiastic two-wheeling visitors of all ages from across the State descending on Lake Macquarie for the annual ride. I was lucky enough to be at the starting point for this ride. Loop the Lake is now in its nineteenth year and continues to be a popular event thanks to the professionalism of the organisers and the spectacular scenery around Lake Macquarie. Loop the Lake raises money for various local charities and this year included the Cancer Council, raising almost $10,000. The Cancer Council is the largest non-government organisation to fund cancer research and has just announced $4.4 million worth of funding for research at the University of Newcastle. I commend all the riders who got on their bikes to raise funds for this very worthy cause.