Fairbrother’s enthusiastic cyclists are already in training for the Australian Masters Games, to be held in Tasmania in October, and are throwing down the gauntlet to other Tasmanian businesses, urging them to encourage employees to participate.
“Fairbrother is actively encouraging as many of our employees as possible to participate in the Australian Masters Games,” Fairbrother Chairman Royce Fairbrother said.
“In fact, we issue a challenge to all Tasmanian business leaders to join together with their employees to support and encourage participation in the Games,” he said.
On the morning of Saturday, April 22, the Fairbrother bunch set off for an 60+km training ride with North-West Coast Olympian Amy Cure.
The ride was a chance to celebrate the Fairbrother-sponsored cyclist’s successes at the recent World Track Championships in Hong Kong and also an opportunity to catch-up with Amy before she heads back to Europe for the road season with the Wiggle High-5 team.
However, the Fairbrother riders were no doubt hoping to gain a few insights and race-winning tips from Amy in preparation for October’s Games.
Mr Fairbrother, who is also the Australian Masters Games Chairman, said the company has always encouraged its employees and their families to participate in sport – supporting everything from triathlon to team sports and even motor sport.
“The goals of the Australian Masters Games team is to leave a legacy that will provide a lasting benefit to Tasmania and these games provide an excellent opportunity for business leaders to promote the health and wellbeing benefits of physical activity,” Mr Fairbrother said.
“I strongly believe that fit and healthy people are a vital asset for any successful business and I see this as a great opportunity to champion that belief,” he said.