Team Guyra riding 500km for the chopper

09th Aug 2022

Guyra cyclists are preparing to ride 500kms to support the Westpac Rescue Helicopter service (WRHS).
A team of 13 cyclists, with one support crew, are in training for the ‘Ride For The Chopper’ from Dubbo to Tamworth, raising much needed funds to keeping the service flying.
Team Guyra will take part in the ride, which starts on September 9th covering the distance of more than 500km over 6 days.
The team have raised close to $12,000, with each rider committed to raising $500 individually.
They also held a raffle night last year at the Royal Hotel and held a street stall supported by the Lions Club of Guyra.
They had initially planned to do the ride last year, however it was cancelled due to COVID.
This week the Lions Club handed over a cheque for $750 in support of the team, and also to show their support for the great work that the WRHS does in our area.
The WHRS is on call for our community 24/7, 365 days a year. It costs approximately $40 million per year to keep the helicopters and crews ready to respond when needed. This is a life saving service that anyone of us could need at anytime so we are asking for your support to help us raise as much as we can.
Donations can still be made by simply google searching any team members name followed by Westpac Rescue Helicopter where you can donate to the team or an individual.
Alternatively, if you would prefer to donate with cash you can call at the Guyra Bakery and leave your donation with Leanne Mayled - if you require a receipt please ask.
The dedicated team members are : Leanne Mayled, Mick Mayled, Garry Mayled, Jodi Mayled (Inverell), Donna Mayled, Michael Kirk, Wayne Jenkyn, John Newsome (Deepwater), Jeni Hinkley, , Dave Mills, Jenni Jackson, Pip White, Meryl Zuill and support person Paul Hinkley