From buses to cycling

A major bus supplier will support this year's Variety Cycle fundraiser

From buses to cycling
Higer will support the Variety Cycle fundraiser this year

Higer Bus and Coach Chief Executive Officer Neil Bamford will join part of the Variety Cycle fundraiser this year as the company provides a support bus in sponsorship of the event.

Cyclists will ride over 3,500km to raise money for Variety - the children’s charity – and the group will depart Sydney on March 22.

The group will travel through Canberra, Melbourne and Adelaide before finally arriving in the Northern Territory in April.

Higer will provide a fully maintained bus and an experienced driver, and will cover the cost of fuel during the event.

Bamford says sponsoring the event provides an excellent opportunity for the company to support a worthy cause.

"Sponsoring this event allows Higer to support communities across the country. We’re very proud to be associated with such a highly regarded Australian charity."

He says the 28 seat bus is well suited to the demands of the long distance event.

"The support vehicle will be on the road for up to six weeks by the time it gets to the starting point, travels the course, and then makes its way back to Sydney, so reliability, comfort and efficiency are all crucial," he says.

"Throughout the event the bus will be used to transport Variety staff, injured or exhausted riders, and cyclist support teams. It will also be an important back up for cyclists should bad weather hit."

Variety’s Events Manager Claudia Milunsky says the bus will be a key element of the Variety Cycle.

"A reliable, comfortable support vehicle is essential to our ability to stage this event and we’re very pleased to have Higer on board."

Higer will also stage a welcome event at one of the stops along the route, and Bamford plans to join the cycling pack for part of the journey.

"I’ll be jumping on my bike for one leg of this event… Best of all for the cyclists, it is fully supported and everything will be taken care of, so all they need to do is hop on and ride."

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