IT RAINED, it was cold and it was windy but plenty of people,
including Michael Milton, braved the conditions to finish the 2011 Come to
Life Cycle Classic in Ballarat.
Completing the 100km course in a headwind that "... seemed to be there no
matter what direction I faced" Milton was glad it was over.
"There were some long climbs, a stiff headwind and then heavy rain in the
second half of the ride. All that combined made it a challenging day out...
definitely classic," laughed Milton.
The ride raised over $150,000 for the Ballarat Cancer Research Centre.
Milton not only participated in the ride but spoke at the sponsors'
function the evening before and did a number of media interviews leading up
to the event.
"Michael's speech was amazing and so very relevant to what the Centre
does. Plus he visited two schools while he was here and really inspired the
students to dream big.
"On the day he was great and took time while he was riding, despite the
awful conditions, to chat to other cyclists. We had a lot of positive
feedback about Michael's involvement in the ride and in the event over
all," said Nicole Bartlett from the Ballarat Cancer Research Centre.
Caption: Michael cruises to the finish line.
Check out a local TV
news story about Michael and his visit to Mt Clear Secondary College.
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