Rotarians enjoy cycle challenge

Kāpiti Rotary President Murray Lobb says “many people would be surprised to see a bunch of Rotarians flash past on bicycles, but that’s what we do on a regular basis.”

Mr Lobb was part of a six man team from the Rotary Club of Kāpiti which tackled the Taupo Cycle Challenge.

“There is an active group within the club who train and ride socially on Saturday mornings. Some are more serious that others but it’s a great way to get fit and stay fit and we have a lot of fun,” says Mr Lobb who had also competed in long distance cycle events in Manawatu and Masterton.

“I think our activities dispell a few myths about Rotarians. We are a diverse group of people who are very active in the community. We share a number of common goals such as encouraging the Rotary principle of “Service above Self” by active involvement within the local and international community, through charitable and fund raising projects,” says Mr Lobb.

In the Taupo Cycle Challenge the Kāpiti Rotary Club team did well, finishing mid field in a time of six hours 24 seconds. The group of four; Gary Lawrence, Neville Boyce, Rob Klaassen and Steve Lange were backed up by Bruce Morgan who did the hard yards in tackling the Mountain Bike stage and Murray Lobb who did the solo ride of the entire 160km course great effort.