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Friends of Paul Skinner, who died unexpectedly last month, are organising a Memorial Bike Ride to celebrate his life and raise money for his son, Jacob’s, future endeavours.
The ride, on November 23 from 10.30am, costs $10 per rider and will take the track from Ashburton to Lake Hood.
It will start at the skills park beside Ashburton Contracting Limited (on Dobson Street West) and follow the river track to the Ashburton Bridge, before taking the track to Lake Hood.
It will be followed by a get together and BBQ at Lake Hood.
Organisers give the option to meet at the skills park for a leisurely cruise to the lake, or to meet at the south side of the bridge to join there, or for the younger ones who want a shorter ride to join in at Boundary Road entrance to Lake Hood trail.
"If you don’t want to ride but want to join in, feel free to meet at the north end of Lake Hood at the designated area where we will enjoy a sausage sizzle and a drink (BYO)."
"We suggest $10 donation per rider if possible, any donation amount will be gratefully received."
Donation buckets will be circulated at the skills park prior to leaving for the ride and also at Lake Hood.