Murray to Moyne is a cycling fundraising event for experienced cyclists that has been running for over 30 years.
Founded in 1987 by the late Graham Woodrup and his wife Hester, the event has helped raise millions of dollars to promote health services in Victoria.
Murray to Moyne – 2018 Dates, Team Cycling Race Registration, Hamilton
As the distances are so immense, the rides are completed as a relay with participating teams. Typically, a team will consist of 8-12 riders, team members, a support crew and the riders. Generally, 2-4 riders of similar ability will relay with the other sub-groups in the team for a distance of 20 to 30kms at a time.
Registrations must be completed for all members of the team, and forms are available on the event’s website. Riders in the Murray to Moyne Event must be at least 14 years of age.
There are three riding courses to choose from:
The “Night Ride” – a 520km distance relay which lasts all day Saturday, through the evening into Sunday.
The “Day Timers” – a 250km to 300km distance relay which commences Saturday until dusk and finishes in either Horsham or Stawell (whichever is first by nightfall) with an additional 90kms on Sunday.
The “Sunday Striders” – a 90km distance relay from Hamilton to Port Fairy on Sunday.
One of the major goals of the Murray to Moyne is to raise much needed funds for hospitals and health services in Victoria. Each year, the race raises over $1 million.