Toby Clarke is our 2nd runner up Local Premmie Hero Award Winner
Toby organised an event called “butts on bikes for bubs” where a group of 10 riders rode from Melbourne to Adelaide to raise money for medical equipment for the Flinders Medical Centre NICU in South Australia. Toby is quite humble, giving by nature and saw this ride as a way for him to give back to the community and people touched by premature birth. Toby took along 9 other riders who are all amateurs at long distance riding and under Toby’s guidance and motivation they took on the challenge in May 2010.
The ride went fantastic and the riders had every bit of weather imaginable from head winds reaching 40km/h, to torrential down pours. They also had a little bingle that saw two of the riders sustain minor injuries, yet everyone soldiered on and completed this fantastic challenge. The team organised the event and raised over $52,000 with money still coming in, a sensational effort from Toby and the dedicated team.
Toby was thrilled with the unexpected news and humbly said that this award goes to all his fellow riders who made this ride the amazing success it turned out to be.
Congratulations to Toby and his team and thank you!
Toby has won a $150 RedBalloon gift certificate, movie tickets (to the value of $55.00) and he will receive a uniquely designed medal & framed certificate.