Higer supports cycle

Higer will support The Variety Cycle in 2015 by providing a H7170 Munro support vehicle

Higer supports cycle
Higer will provide a H7170 Munro support vehicle as part of the Variety Cycle this year

Higer Bus and Coach will again support two-week long fundraiser The Variety Cycle by providing a H7170 Munro support vehicle for the cause.

The event is a two-week long, staged cycle to raise money for Variety - the Children’s Charity which takes participants from Sydney to Hobart via Canberra and Melbourne.

As part of its sponsorship, Higer will provide a H7170 Munro support vehicle to follow along the route after successful support in 2014.

The vehicle will be a key part of the event’s safety plan to transport first aid staff. It will also be used as backup transport for fatigued or injured cyclists.

Higer distributor WMC Group CEO Neil Bamford says his team is excited to support the event again this year.

"The Variety Cycle is a great Australian adventure that is about pushing your boundaries and doing something you never thought possible, all in the name of providing opportunity to Australian kids in need," he says.

"We’re proud to have the opportunity to support the cyclists who will participate in this event. The Higer H7170 Munro will have a very important role to play as the course winds its way through a wide variety of roads across regional centres and through some of Australia’s most unforgiving terrain.

"The event organisers need to be confident the support vehicle is not only reliable in all kinds of road conditions but also that passengers will get a comfortable ride.  Many people riding this bus will have spent a long time in the saddle and will really appreciate a comfortable, spacious seat."

The Higer H7170 Munro features reliable components including an industry-leading Cummins engine matched with an Allison 6-speed automatic transmission and Wabco anti-lock braking system and anti-slip regulation.

Variety Cycle director Karl Kinsella says this aspect of the event is a massive undertaking.

"We have a duty of care to ensure our cyclists are safe and supported as well as possible, so we’re very pleased to see Higer back on the team in 2015.

"A safe, reliable and comfortable support vehicle is critical to the success of the event."

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