On Sunday, the community turned out to support an event that began as a personal journey for a local Portland father and community stalwart, Paul Beattie. The Rotary Club of Portland’s Beats Cycle For Hope has now become a beloved annual event supported by hundreds of people.
Many riders young and old enjoyed the beautiful warm autumn morning to ride to Bridgewater Bay for our 2017 effort.
The event was, once again, a great success, and we hope all those who participated enjoyed it as much as we did.
The Rotary Club of Portland would like to thank the Portland community for their generous contributions to the “Beats Cycle for Hope” event.
Over $10,000 was raised which will be directed to programs that support local cancer patients and their families.
Support was provided by nearly 200 riders and their donations; the many sponsors, both business and private, who gifted items large and small for the Charity Auction and those who purchased the auction items.
We now begin the planning for the 2018 event and hope everyone will join us again.
Angie Steel & family
United Way Glenelg
Portland Cycling Club
Rotary Club of Portland
Portland Young Professionals
Portland Football Netball Cricket Club
St Johns Ambulance
Damian Goodman Photography
ABC SouthWest Radio
Richard de Koning
Jade & Zahn Beattie
Business Auction Support
Port of Portland
Narrawong Holiday Park
Dhauwurd-Wurrung Elderly & Community Health
Blackman’s Brewery in Torquay
Clock by the Bay
Short Street Takeaway
Seaview Real Estate
Seals By Sea Tours Bridgewater Café
Yambah - Coastal Seafarms Narrawong
Barkly Street Shop
Individual Auction Support
John Sealey (VICTOR instant walker lawnmower)
Eva Ryan (TOUR DE FRANCE Jersey)
Eva Ryan (Signed jacket by CADEL EVANS)
Mike Risk (Gannet Colony Tour)
Don Errey (Fold-up bike)
Dennis Hilder (Wood raffle)
Dennis Carr (Football jumper signed by Nick Reiwoldt-framed)
Roger and Janine Trewavis (CEEVIEW clifftop Accommodation 2 x nights)
Val Worden (Artwork by Paul Worden – corkscrew)
Val Worden (Artwork by Paul Worden – Lighthouse)
Mandy Beattie (1 hour massage voucher)
Billy & Sarah Fox & Rose & Garry John (Blue Horizon Apartment@Bridgy-2 nights)
Peter Radcliff (Unicycle Experience)
Shannon Malseed (Autographed items)
Carrie Templeton (Stand Up Paddle board Experience)
Lindy Burch (Richmond hat & scarfe)
Natasha Creasey (Beauty Revival Full body spray tan)
Tim Rudge – (1kg abalone)
None of this would be possible without the members of our planning committee who contribute their time and knowledge in preparing for the event.