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April 07, 2011

Melbourne rider epitomises spirit of Murray to Moyne

Frank Carlus with his award.

Melbourne rider Frank Carlus has left Port Fairy with a very special memento from this year’s Murray to Moyne.

Mr Carlus was awarded the coveted Graham Woodrup Memorial Award for his outstanding spirit and contribution to his team.

As a member of the Better Health Channel team Mr Carlus took part in his eighth Murray to Moyne , never having missed one since his first ride in 2004.

Ever since he arrived in Australia from his native Spain in 1969, Mr Carlus has been making a difference in his community.

He is credited with helping with many great community causes. These include setting up youth support schemes, serving on hospital boards and helping establish community development programs in East Timor.

Mr Carlus has also been active in the organ donor register and has overcome his own health problems in order to help others.

Named after the founder of the ride and champion Port Fairy cyclist, the late Graham Woodrup, the award is given out each year to a rider who best encapsulates the spirit of the ride.

The award was presented to Mr Carlus by Mr Woodrup’s widow, Hester.

Article courtesy of The Moyne Gazette (7th April, 2011), picture by Stacey Dwyer

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