Pedalling for TRY
The Perpetual Energy Fund is likely to receive a boost over the next months as Barb Martin, a keen supporter of Totally Renewable Yackandandah’s (TRY) goal to lift the Yackandandah community to be totally renewable electricity-wise by 2022, embarks on her epic bike ride.
Barb is using pedal power to ride her way from Charters Towers to the tip of Cape York; a staggering 1,521kms. She will leave Charters Towers on the 24th May 2017 and aims to complete her ride, arriving at Bamaga (at the tip) on the 9th of June 2017. The last section of the ride is on dirt road which will be an added challenge.
As a symbol of her support for TRY her travelling companion will be the iconic Golden Yak. Together they will take the TRY message about Community Energy to the communities she rides through. Barb has launched her campaign for TRY at the Yackandandah Folk Festival.
Barb is calling for donations to contribute to TRYs Perpetual Energy Fund which provides interest free loans for sustainable community projects which increase energy efficiency, add solar generation and boost storage in the Yackandandah community.
You can follow Barb’s preparation and progress and pledge your support on Facebook at: