Tour de Cure riders pedal healthy message to students

Posted 9th May 2016

Be fit, be healthy, be happy – TAS Junior School students were given messages with humour and hope from more than 30 cyclists who called in during a pit stop on the Tour de Cure charity ride from Brisbane to Sydney on 1 May.

The boys and girls learnt a bit more about this year’s 10th Tour de Cure, which has almost 200 riders pedalling 1520km over 10 days and so far raised more than $2.5million for cancer projects. The students were also engaged by the riders as they talked about how healthy lifestyles can help prevent cancer, and how we can help those who are suffering from it.

The students volunteered what it was to be fit, healthy and happy, including playing lots of sport, eating plenty of fruit and vegies, being a good friend and thinking good thoughts.

While visiting, the riders judged a competition for a water bottle design, with winner Abbott White taking home a brand new bicycle as his prize. His design will now go into a national competition.

Year 2 students Peyton Slade, Sophia White, Ryan Sharkey and Felix Winslett presented organisers with their design for a cycling hemlet, that will be included in an exhibition.

“It was a great privilege to have a peloton of riders sharing such a powerful message whilst demonstrating through their own efforts both the benefit of physical exercise, but also service to others – both values we seek to instil in our students,” Head of Junior School Ian Lloyd said.



Abbott White is presented with his voucher for a new bicycle from cyclists Naomi Land and (back row) Andrew Blair, Michael Hogan and Peter Hing.


The riders mixed it with the students at the presentation