TOURING Da Country, spreading the word on Indigenous health and education.
That message arrived at Bega Valley Public School in Friday when cyclists on the second annual Tour Da Country rolled in to greet pupils.
The group of riders began their tour on Monday in Wollongong and are on their way to Albury, where they expect to arrive on November 8.
Tour group spokesman and ride organiser Dale Wright said they were getting a great response to their healthy message as they spoke with community groups and in schools all along the South Coast.
On Friday, the riders were welcomed by BVPS pupils and visiting Indigenous students from Bega High School.
The main message coming from the group – the riders came from backgrounds including policing, health work and teaching – was that of reconciliation, health and education.
“Reconciliation has to go beyond saying sorry,” one of the riders, Shane Black, said.
“We all need to be working together for the common good.”
The Tour Da Country is sponsored by Southern NSW Medicare Local.
* More on Dale Wright's story in Tuesday’s BDN