Ride For Sight on this week



AFTER a hiatus because of COVID restrictions, the Lions District 201V3 has resumed their usual 350km four-day Ride For Sight format.
There is also a four-week ride currently underway where participants ride in locations and nominated distances of their choice.
The four-day event is a social fundraising ride on quiet local sealed back roads.
Funds raised will go to the Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA) for research on preventing blindness such as glaucoma, macular degeneration and blindness from diabetes.
This is the 28th Ride and is the District’s way of actively participating in the Lions International Lions Eye Health Program (LEHP), honouring keynote speaker author’s Helen Keller’s 1925 challenge for Lions to be ‘Knights for the Blind’.
Lions accepted her challenge and has since been included in sight programs aimed at preventable blindness.
Thirty two riders and 10 volunteers from as far as Melbourne, New South Wales and other parts of Victoria to take part in the ride this year.
Loch Sport, Sale, Yarram, Toora, Traralgon, Yinnar, Moe, Yarragon, Trafalgar and Warragul Lions clubs along the way will provide meals, snacks and drinks and host overnight
accommodation each day.
The Ride For Sight’s Gippsland itinerary:
Day 1: Thursday, April 7, relatively flat 126km ride from Loch Sport to Yarram via Seaspray and Woodside.
Day 2: Friday, April 8, 88km hilly ride from Yarram to Yinnar, via Tarra Bulga National Park and Hazelwood North.
Day 3: Saturday, April 9, another relatively hilly 83km ride from Yinnar to Trafalgar, via Newborough and Shady Creek.
Day 4: Sunday, April 10, 48km undulating ride from Trafalgar to Darnum via Gainsborough and Shady Creek.