Notre Dame's strength in numbers rewarded in bike fundraiser

Document Type

Media Release

Publication Date

Fall 23-3-2012

Publisher Name

The University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle

Publication Place



Recognition for The University of Notre Dame Australia and its sporting endeavours has extended to cycling after the Fremantle Campus won the inaugural Uni-Cycle Challenge award as part of the 2012 RAC Freeway Bike Hike for the Asthma Foundation of Western Australia.

Notre Dame won the award for competing with the largest team of all the universities in WA. The team comprised keen students, staff, family and friends who joined the challenging ride along Perth’s Kwinana Freeway for a worthy cause.

Team member and Administrative Assistant at Fremantle’s Student Life Office, Renee Blackstock, said she was proud to accept the award on behalf of the University.

“It was wonderful to see so many Notre Dame students and staff participating in this event,” Ms Blackstock said.
“The University strongly encourages all staff and students to regularly participate in community events. It was great that they took up the challenge to raise funds for a condition which affects so many.”

Members of the Notre Dame team joined more than 8000 other participants in the bike ride through some of Perth’s most beautiful suburbs.

Bachelor of Biomedical Science student, Peter Martin, competed in the 30km category and said he found the event really enjoyable.

“As a keen cyclist, I found the Bike Hike to be extremely well coordinated and knowing the proceeds of the day went to the Asthma Foundation of WA made the event even more rewarding,” Mr Martin said.

“With such great support from the Notre Dame community, I hope to participate again next year with many more of our staff and students.”

For more information about sporting and other extra-curricular activities at Notre Dame’s Fremantle Campus, contact the Student Life Office on (08) 9433 0580.

Michelle Ebbs: Tel (08) 9433 0610; Mob 0408 959 138
Leigh Dawson: Tel (08) 9433 0569; Mob 0405 441 093