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The Wild West Bike Tour is on again!

The annual cycling event is a joint initiative of Geraldton Police and the Batavia Coast Rotary Club, with all proceeds going to WA Police Legacy and Rotary.

The event is held over the weekend of August 24 and 25, and takes in the sights and scenery of the Mid West district.

Riders can complete the event in a team, relaying throughout the course or ride the whole distance themselves.

The Wild West Bike Tour utilises the services of several community volunteer organisations to assist in the running of the event.

The event has an outstanding safety record with a police presence patrolling throughout the weekend.

Day one commences with an early start but a hearty breakfast and coffees supplied by the Champion Bay Surf Club, on the beautiful Geraldton foreshore to get the day off to cracking start.

The riders can do either a 90km or 120km course which takes them in a northerly direction towards Northampton, where a top class lunch is supplied by Northampton District High School.

This stage takes them through some magnificent country, and with the recent rains it is sure to make for a spectacular sight. It may even take the pain in the legs away!

Stage two commences after lunch on day one and involves a solo 26km ride from Northampton to Nabawa where riders compete for the King and Queen of the Mountain and the final sprint Dash for Cash. This is where the riders’ competitive nature comes out and they fight it out to be first across the line.

The evening means that it is time to rest up after the 26km ride and rejuvenate in one of the many restaurants Geraldton has to offer. Riders can get in some essential carb loading before the penultimate stage three on Sunday morning.

The third day starts with the Surf Club crew working hard on the foreshore to supply breakfast to the riders.

Ahead of them is a 130km journey through some of the best scenery the Mid West has to offer, including a few of hills to test the weary legs.

But with the finish line in sight, riders can take in the prize-winning view of the iconic and historic Point Moore Lighthouse at the west end in Geraldton.

Lunch and presentations are held at the completion of the day’s riding, giving everyone the chance to catch their breath, rest their legs and enjoy a great lunch (with plenty of time to return home in the afternoon).

While many Members are aware of the fantastic work WA Police Legacy does, Rotary also helps local communities and supports both national and international programs.

For further information regarding the 2019 Wild West Bike Tour please visit https://www.wildwestbiketour.com.au , check out the Facebook page or contact ride organiser Sergeant Nathan Johansen.

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