Also Included was a 137-kilometre gruelling charity bike ride which commenced in Young and continued through Boorowa, Harden and surrounding areas.
Corteva Agriscience was a major sponsor of the weekend with staff also assisting at the event. The company has a keen focus on farmer health and “Cherry ride for Resilience” was an occasion that resonated with its values.
Corteva also sponsor and are heavily involved in a range of physical and mental health initiatives throughout the Australian agricultural industry.
The event and fundraising commenced on the Friday night with a cocktail evening at Grove Estate Winery and an inspiring and motivational talk by Wallabies Rugby Union coach, Eddie Jones.
It was a chance for many of the 200 strong crowd to quiz Eddie on the Wallabies chances in the World Cup to be held in France later this year.
He was quite positive about the Australian team’s chances in a very even field of countries from the southern and northern hemispheres.
Bike riders gathered under very chilly conditions early the next morning and embarked on their journey after some motivational pep talks.
Morning tea and lunch pit stops were supported by Margaret House, an organisation that provides emergency accommodation for victims of domestic violence or people who find themselves homeless due to crisis.
Community and team spirit were the theme of the day and the supporters, volunteers and riders delivered.
The region provided some stunning scenery, with rolling hills and silo art with the chilly start making way to some perfect weather.
Three pelotons crossed the finish line to warm applause, smiling faces and hugs from families.
That evening a dinner was held at Young Services Club where prizes were given to riders and the crowd was entertained with talks from aerial Olympic skier, Jacqui Cooper and rugby league player and coach, Wayne Pearce.
Both embodied the theme of resilience with their personal stories on how they’ve achieved their levels of success despite many setbacks & injuries.
Corteva was very proud to be part of such a successful, uplifting and important event designed to help Australian farmers.