On Sunday 2nd Nov eight Glenaeon community bike riders set out to conquer the 90 km from Sydney to Wollongong in the 2014 GongRide.
On Sunday 2nd Nov eight Glenaeon community bike riders set out to conquer the 90 km from Sydney to Wollongong in the 2014 GongRide. In two teams they set off in the early morning hours in their red Glenaeon cycling tops, sporting and promoting the school with the logo hinting at our well-rounded education here at Glenaeon (‘Life is a cycle”).
It was MS Australia’s biggest annual fundraiser to help research for Multiple Sclerosis and a great event to bring the community together in the first Glenaeon participation in the GongRide. Teachers were joined by a student and parents alike and despite some bad luck for some of the team in the weeks leading up to the event those eight who eventually hit the road had a great time fighting the sometimes strong head winds but being rewarded with some of the nicest view the NSW coast line has to offer cruising over the 750m long Pacific Bridge hugging the coastline. Not only was it a true community event with teachers, parents and students present it was also an event that included three generations as Yr 9 students James Gualdi not only had his father Anthony but also his great uncle Domenic cycling with him! Maintenance Department’s Mike, Learning Support teacher Neil Anderson (aka ‘the black horse’) and myself made up the first team. Japanese teacher Keiko and her husband made up the second team and also arrived in Wollongong in good spirits.
Our PDHPE teacher Jonas Stoebe feels we might have a bigger team for 2015 as the word is out it is a great event to bond, to get to know each other and to achieve something within a team! A big thank you and congratulation to all those who took part this year!