Riders in the Tour de OROC had one unusual welcome in their recent fund-raising ride ... from the Big Bogan, the landmark for Nyngan and the Bogan Shire.
Tour participants were well looked after as soon as they arrived in the shire last Friday, meeting residents at a lunch stop at Coolabah organised by the Coolbah Progress Association led by Noelene Walsh.
“The riders were treated to a spectacular spread and unanimous praise was forthcoming,” South Dubbo Rotarian David Ringland said.
“The ride was then officially welcomed by the Big Bogan before heading to the caravan park”, where accommodation was donated by Dione and Jack Carter and Clive Robb.”
Next came dinner and an auction at the Bowling Club. “Dinner was a great spread provided by great Nyngan cooks and volunteers led by Wendy Robb. The night was a great success and generated over $4000. Special mention should be made of Bogan Shire Council who pledged $500 and Michael and Leonie Kennedy who donated a similar amount. The Rotary Club of Dubbo South would especially like to thank Rodney and Wendy Robb.”