Ride supports cancer cause

THE High Country Charity Ride will make its way through the Alpine Shire over the coming days as 57 lycra-clad men ride their own Tour de Cure in support of cancer.

And for one local man taking part, this year’s event will have a little more meaning than the previous two he has ridden.

Myrtleford electrician Adam Cartwright will ride in his third High Country Charity Ride and having lost his mother Helen to cancer three years ago, the cause is one close to his heart.

“With the ride supporting the Tour de Cure this year each rider will have the name of someone close to them who has passed away or been affected by cancer on the back of their jerseys,” Mr Cartwright said.

“It’s a great event, we have raised money for a different charity each year and it will be good to do it for cancer research this time.”

The four-day ride will begin in Wangaratta on Friday with the group heading to Beechworth and Myrtleford before ending the day in Bright.

Day two will take the riders from Bright up to Mt Hotham and down to Omeo for the night.

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