AFTER the Grafton to Inverell Cycle Classic, Ray Griffin suggested to his fellow members of the Team Baiocchi Griffin JT Fossey they should do their bit for men’s health and be part of Movember.
“We all know family or friends who have been affected by prostate or testicular problems and depression seems to be a growing problem among men so it just made sense to help out with some fundraising,” Griffin told me this week.
“All seven of us signed up to Movember and we had some good laughs at each other’s appearance as the 30 days of Movember rolled on.
“We set a goal of $1000 and we ended up raising $1105 so we’re quite happy with that achievement. Our youngest team member, Jack Pianta, topped the fundraising with $475 which was a fantastic effort. Suffice to say our families were delighted to see the disappearance of our hairy top lips on December 1.”
They might also race a bit quicker with their faces now shaved for one performance at this Sunday’s regular criterium races at Goddard Lane.