MSWA fundraiser includes Yanchep this year

The Naturally Fresh IGA team and their captain Jean-Jacques Coning are taking on the new 120km Challenge, which includes a Yanchep turn around.

MORE than 200 cyclists will take place in a 120km ride from Fremantle to Yanchep then back to Hillarys on Sunday, November 24.

Cyclists in the 120km Challenge, a new ride distance in the MSWA Ocean Ride – Powered by RetraVision, are expected to arrive at a drink station at the Yanchep Central Shopping Centre car park between 9am and 11am.

The cyclists will then turn around and head back to the finish line at Whitfords Nodes Park.

Yanchep Central Shopping Centre manager Nicola Johnstone said MSWA had advised there would be event coordinators, support personnel and traffic management infrastructure in place during these times.

She said the shopping centre would remain closed until the usual time of 11am.

The Naturally Fresh IGA team and their captain Jean-Jacques Coning are taking on the new 120km Challenge for the first time.

Mr Coning of Ocean Reef said the 18 team members had so far raised $6395 but their target was $8000.

He said they took part as they personally knew people that MSWA cared for and supported.

“It is always good to give back,’’ he said.

MSWA said the Naturally Fresh IGA team had participated in the 100km Challenge since 2016 raising more than $13,000 for the organisation, which supports Western Australians  living with neurological conditions.

MSWA chief executive officer Marcus Stafford the 2019 MSWA Ocean Ride – Powered by RetraVision marked the 10th anniversary of the fundraising event, which brought the community together for an important cause.

“I would like to acknowledge and thank everyone who has supported MSWA in raising over $1.9 million in the last nine years, which has allowed us to continue providing the highest quality of care for people living with neurological conditions,’’ he said.

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