Melbourne cup weekend is my favourite time of the year, however not for the reasons you may think.
Over 10 years ago when I first started as an employee here at EEMS, I was invited to a charity event held in NSW.
I was and still am an avid motorcycle enthusiast, the company accountant at the time also shared a keen interest in all things 2 wheeled (with a motor in it) told me of the “Snowy Ride”. It was the inaugural ride to raise money for the Steven Walter Foundation.
The ride is motorcycle event run annually in the Alpine Region of NSW and the ride is now in its eleventh year and has raised in excess of 3 million dollars for the Steven Walter Foundation.
“The Steven Walter Foundation which is the organiser and main benefactor of the Snowy Ride is a non-profit organisation which was started following the passing of nineteen year old Steven Walter after an eight year battle with cancer. The Foundation is involved in raising money for research into childhood cancer and the side effects of cancer treatment in children.”
I recall my first ride up there was perhaps the most incredible experience of my motorcycling life, more curves, more mountains and still more curves than I have ever experienced. My favourite stretch being the Tawonga Gap near Bright! The current group of riders I travel with has grown to 5, and for most of us we have attended each and every year since the inaugural ride. Typical attendance now sees riders of all makes and model exceed 3000 in numbers. If you think you would like to participate why not check out the “Snowy Ride” online , you get the added bonus of knowing you are supporting a very worthy cause while you are having the best riding experience you are ever likely to have.
It is an experience I hope to continue to enjoy well into the future.