Border team to embark on postie bike adventure

What began as jest over a few drinks has turned into serious business for three Border friends.

Denis France, Guy Corbett and David Pye have formed Albury’s only entry in the Great Murray River Postie Bike Adventure to be held at Bright from February 22 to 24.

They will be joined by Mr Corbett’s daughter, Ella, who will take turns with Mr Pye riding his bike.

The event will see 50 riders in total unleash their Honda CT110s on the alpine region, including climbs up Mt Hotham, Falls Creek and Mt Buffalo.

A condition of entry is that all participants raise at least $1000 in sponsorship, which will be donated to the Albury Wodonga Regional Cancer Centre Trust Fund.

The event will be the first real ride that the Albury team has attempted on a postie bike.

Mr France said it all began in October with a discussion over drinks at the Thurgoona Golf Club.

“We started talking about postie bikes and after a couple of drinks, made the decision to join the postie bike adventure,” he said.

They found six broken down bikes online, using some for parts, and then set about getting three of them on the road.

Vicky France said every spare minute he has, her husband has been fixing up his old bike.

“It has literally taken over the whole house,” she said.

The Great Murray River Postie Bike Alpine Adventure is being organised by the Horizon Committee, which has raised almost $2 million for cancer support services since 2004.

The Albury team has already secured the required $3000 sponsorship from Wodonga Engineering Centre, and will continue to fundraise in the lead up to the event, including a sausage sizzle at Bunnings Albury on Saturday, February 9.

Anyone wishing to support them can contact Mr France on 0473 457 376 or for their Facebook page click here