RRT volunteers from Tasmania fueled bike riders for Diabetes Tasmania’s Pollie Pedal 2021, an annnual three-day charity bike ride to raise money and awareness around diabetes. Providing hot meals, refreshments and barista made coffee, RRT supported people who cycled their way for a worthy cause.
The 300+km ride kicked off in St Helens, where riders rode down the East Coast and finished up in Richmond in the South on Sunday 28 February.
Guy Barnett, MP and Diabetes Australia Ambassador appreciated RRT’s support and reiterated the importance of RRT’s involvement this year. “RRT has yet again stepped up to support the Diabetes Tasmania Pollie Pedal. This year our charity bike ride is raising awareness and funds for people with diabetes on the beautiful east coast. Stops at both St Helens and St Marys schools were highlights on day one with the leg burning St Marys pass a challenge. Welcome refreshment stops along the way as well as breakfast and community BBQ were provided by RRT. This support has been appreciated by Pollie pedlers and the diabetes community for years. ” Guy said.
Senator of Tasmania, Wendy Askew said, “We’ve appreciated the support from the Rapid Relief Team during this year’s PolliePedal. The organisation’s volunteers have provided meals for participants and supported Diabetes Tasmania during the charity event for several years and always with a friendly smile.”
Nelson Humber, RRT’s Regional Team Leader (RTL) said the RRT always looked forward to contributing to this worthy annual ride.
“We really enjoy getting out there throughout the event, providing food and refreshments for the riders and being a part of the generous community spirit.
“We hope our contribution goes a small way towards helping the Diabetes Tasmania cause and to making life for those living with diabetes a little bit easier,” Nelson said.