Pull on your bike shorts or walking shoes, and start training! Rural Women members and friends are preparing for their fourth assault of the Central Otago Rail Trail next April, when this beautiful part of the country is bathed in magnificent autumn colours.
Why not join us? Some will be biking, others walking parts of the trail. Either way you’ll be assured of a ‘Triple F Challenge’ - fitness, fun and friendship – with great company along the way.
Starting at Clyde and finishing at Middlemarch, the biking group will complete the whole trail over three days, while the walking group will cover around 12 kilometres each day.
But it won’t be all pedalling and puffing … you’ll visit Naseby’s international curling complex on the Saturday night to enjoy a “hot time on the ice” and a well earned dinner.
Dr Sue Walther, a Dunedin GP and breast cancer survivor, will be the special guest on the Triple F Challenge 2013 – and she and her husband will also be biking the trail. Her breast cancer journey will be the subject of her inspiring after-dinner talk at Omakau on the Friday night – ‘Riding the breast cancer survival train – from ancient history to modern medicine – from personal suffering to healing humour’.
During the Triple F Challenge we’ll be raising funds for the ‘Bridge to Health’ - a cancer survivorship programme, an initiative of the Otago/Southland division of the Cancer Society.
En route you can take a breather and visit the fascinating Hayes Engineering Works at Oturehua. The Historic Places Trust property is like a place time forgot, preserved as it was the day the engineering works closed. A great inventor, Ernest Hayes designed the wire strainer we still use today, as well as other indispensable items for farmers, including the cattle stop.
Spaces are limited, so open the Registration Form and register today! Registrations close 30 November.
*For a great deal on bike hire go to Trail Journeys, one of our Triple F Challenge sponsors. They have depots at both ends of the Rail Trail and a fleet of over 500 comfortable bikes to choose from. They are offering us a 10% discount on bike hire. Phone 0800 724 587 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to their website for more information.