Tour de Cure passes through town

06th Apr 2021

Last Tuesday the Tour de Cure Signature Tour passed through the Guyra area, enroute from Armidale to Glen Innes on day five of the event. The Tour de Cure ride took place from March 26th to April 1st 2021, bringing together people from all corners of Australia who are searching for a cure for cancer.
One of the Tour De Cure pelotons visited Guyra Central School, where students are engaged in the ‘Be Fit, Be Healthy, Be Happy’ program. The riders said that there’s a reason the tours only run during term time, and that is because they want to reach to as many school children as possible through the ‘Be Fit, Be Healthy, Be Happy’ program.
“Riding into the school, meeting the kids and giving a short, fun-filled presentation is a highlight of every tour,” they said. “Together, we help to demystify cancer and encourage the kids and their school community to make healthy lifestyle choices for their future.”
The school featured in a highlight reel on the Sunrise television program the following day. Following their visit to Guyra Central School they passed through Ben Lomond, also visiting the Ben Lomond school.
Ben Lomond resident June Walker stopped the riders to hand over a donation and also featured on the ‘Sunrise’ program, earning special praise from the show’s sports presenter and Tour De Cure rider Mark Beretta who posted the following tribute on Instagram:
“June, I think you are a wonderful, adorable human! Way out in the country yesterday, June was waiting at the farm gate with her $10 donation for @tourdecureaus. When we saw her, we decided to make an unscheduled stop. She invited all the riders and crew in and hosted us for a wonderful half hour! She is heart and soul a beautiful Australian country woman and we are all much richer for meeting her.”

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