Australia's Gran Fondo Championships contribute to Bushfire Disaster Fund
Cycling Australia contributes to the national bushfire disaster appeal through Saturday's Gran Fondo Championships in Buninyong
A donation of $5 went to the Bendigo Bank National Bushfire Disaster Appeal Disaster Appeal on behalf of each entrant in the community ride.
Estimates suggest that amounts to more than $5,000 AUD raised.
100% of donated funds will go to communities and individuals devastated by bushfires across Australia, with donors able to direct funds to specific areas.
The National Gran Fondo Championship was held on the iconic Mt. Buninyong course with roads completely closed, just like the elite road race championships on Sunday.
Bendigo Bank has established a national appeal in partnership with the Salvation Army to help those devastated by bushfires across Australia.
Cycling Australia had encouraged all spectators at the five days of the national road championships to contribute.
Members from the Buninyong and District Community Bendigo Bank were visible presence at each day of the nationals to help with donations.
The Gran Fondo was on the same course as the elite road race championships on Sunday and was open to any cyclists keen to take on the challenge.
Riders completed as a many laps of the 11.6km circuit as they could in two hours.
2020 Australian National Gran Fondo Championship Results
|F 18-34||1||Bree PLAYEL|
|2||Georgina VON MARBURG|
|M 18-34||1||Liam PINO|
|M 35-39||1||Clint PERRETT|
|F 35-39||1||Kristy GRUBITS|
|M 40-44||1||Daniel BRICKELL|
|F 40-44||1||Gemma CARLYLE|
|M 45-49||1||Peter CASEY|
|F 45-49||1||Jenny PETTENON|
|3||Eveline VAN DEN BROEKE|
|M 50-54||1||John WATKINSON|
|F 50-54||1||Meredith CLARK|
|M 55-59||1||Stephen KILPATRICK|
|F 55-59||1||Dale MAIZELS|
|M 60-64||1||Michael WILSON|
|F 60-64||1||Debra LINDSTROM|
|M 65-69||1||Roger CULL|
|F 65-69||1||Robyn BAKER|
|M 70-74||1||Piet VAN GURP|
|F 70-74||1||Maxine PATTERSON|
|M 75+||1||Robert BRASZELL|
|M Team 120+||1||South Melbourne Physio|
|M Team 150+||1||ORCC|
|M Team 180+||1||MWCC Veterans|
|M Team 90+||1||Peak Racing 90+|
|F Team 120+||1||Croydon Cycleworks|
|F Team 150+||1||Birrarung 150|
|F Team 180+||1||Birrarung 180|
|F Team 90+||St Kilda Expressos|
For more information, please visit: https://www.roadnationals.org.au/2020-gran-fondo.html