Racing to safety for this Seniors Festival

Marlene Skipper and Lyn Stackenburg stare each other down as competitors for the safety bike race at the Grace Millsom Centre for Seniors Week.
Marlene Skipper and Lyn Stackenburg stare each other down as competitors for the safety bike race at the Grace Millsom Centre for Seniors Week.

An enthralled crowd were all cheering on Thursday morning at the Grace Milsom Centre as Goulburn Mulwaree Senior of the Year, Marlene Skipper, and Lyn Stackenburg competed for the safety bike race gold.

During the day, Goulburn Mulwaree Council Road Safety Officer Tracey Norberg led a road safety workshop in an effort to increase awareness on the roads. 

Attendees were treated to a lunch, and a raffle following the presentation. 

The afternoon ended with a lighthearted tricycle race around the courts.

Christine Wyatt, who originally challenged Ms Skipper, was unable to race but said the competition was important for senior citizens.

“Getting old can be fun,” she said. “It’s good to get people involved together. We can be our own best support system.” 

  • Seniors Festival runs from April 9 to 13. 

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