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Around the Bay 2016


The 60 km/h northerly winds and 210 km of terrain were well worth the uphill battle to raise money for disadvantaged Australian kids when supporting The Smith Family “Ride for a Child in need” in Around the Bay 2016.

The Ausnviro team which consisted of Jay Gualtieri and Hattie Houghton and friend of Ausnviro Andrew Cogger departed Alexandra Gardens at 6am, travelled through Mordialloc to the Sorrento turnaround point then made their way back to Melbourne, via iconic Beach Road, to the finish line in Alexandra Gardens. Their 12-hour journey with 535 other participants was an experience. “The sand in the eyes and averaging 15km per hour from Sorrento to Melbourne was not a great feeling, but knowing you’re doing it to help Aussie kids makes it all worthwhile” says Jay Gualtieri.

 This is the first year Ausnviro has participated in this cycling event but are now committed to continue in 2017 with a bigger team and a longer ride.” This was one of the most gruelling rides and pushing through to the end was tough but it was great to be riding with so many people and working towards the same goal. I’m ready to do it again next year” says Hattie Houghton.

$576 supports a child for a year in primary education and it’s still not too late to support the Ausnviro team. You can donate until the 31 October and help reach the $1.2m goal.