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  MEDIA CALL/ PHOTO & FOOTAGE OPPORTUNITY   Sunday 17 October

2010


What:

HBA Around the Bay in a Day Get Sponsored for The Smith Family

When:

Sunday 17 October, 2010

Rides start: between 5.30am 8.00am

Rides conclude: between 1pm 5.30pm (roughly)

Where:

5 ride distance options: 50km 250km around Port Phillip Bay

Starts and finish: Alexandra Gardens, Melbourne

                         With the exception of the 100km ride, this starts in Sorrento.


Why:


In its 18th year, Australia’s premier bike challenge event, HBA Around the Bay in a Day

is set to put people of all ages and fitness levels to the test. Many are also riding for a

reason, to raise funds for disadvantage Aussie kids.


How:


The event offers a challenge for all, with 5 distances to choose from:

          


250km, 210km, 100km, HBA 50km Challenge and the 80km School Challenge.

Who:

Record braking numbers of over 16,500 bike riders will participate in HBA Around the Bay in

a Day with riders coming in from around the globe.


The following event ambassadors will be getting on their bike to take on the challenge:


Matt Tilley, Breakfast Radio host, 210km ride option


Helen Kapalos, Network Ten Melbourne’s 5pm news presenter, 100km ride option


PHOTO/FOOTAGE OPPORTUNITIES ON THE DAY -  KEY TIMES AND LOCATIONS


STARTS in Melbourne:

250km ride option start: 5.30am cnr Linlithgow and Alexandra Avenue.

210km ride option start: 6.00am Alexandra Avenue (between Swan Street Bridge & Anderson St).

80km School Challenge ride option start: 7:00am Alexandra Avenue (between Swan Street Bridge &

Anderson

HBA 50km Challenge ride option start: 8.00am Alexandra Avenue (between Swan Street Bridge & Anderson

St) 


START in Sorrento:

100km ride option start: 8.00am Main st Sorrento, Ocean Beach Rd to Melbourne.


FERRY CROSSINGS Sorrento & Queenscliff between 9:00am 1:00pm

RECOMMENDED REST AREA PHOTO OPP Peter Scullin Reserve, Mordialloc, between 9:30am

3:00pm

RECOMMENDED ROUTE PHOTO OPP Beach Road & Nepean Hwy, between 10:00am 4:00pm

FINISH Alexandra Gardens, Melbourne: Majority of riders conclude between ²:00pm 4:00pm



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                                        Media inquires: Sarah Dalley, M: 0403 224 090, E: sarahd@bv.com.au

For fundraiser stories or enquiries: Tanya Rawlinson at The Smith Family on 02 9085 7184/0424 238129

HBA Around the Bay in a Day event inquiries: aroundthebay.com.au or Eleni Koronakos, Event Manager, M: 0425 873 540









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