Media Coverage

 

The 400 in 4 Charity Ride receives excellent local and regional media coverage, including TV news, radio and press. Here’s a sample:

400 in 4 on Channel Ten news!

We were fortunate enough to be interviewed by Tim Bailey from Channel Ten news just before the start of the 2009 and 2010 rides.

Excerpts from the 2010 news bulliten.

Excerpts from the 2009 news bulletin.

2009 Live TV Interview 2009 Live TV Interview 2009 Live TV Interview

Photos of the 2009 live interview.

 


 

Television:


WIN news Wagga Wagga – 25/3/2014

  • WIN news Wagga Wagga – 23/3/2009 – 3 minutes
  • Channel Ten weather with Tim Bailey 20/3/2009 – 4 minutes (see above)
    Channel Ten weather with Tim Bailey 16/3/2009 – 5 minutes (see above)

 


 

Press:

Click on underlined titles to read full article.

YASS TRIBUNE

(Readership 3,977 – Circulation 1,744)

On their bikes for a good cause

6 May 2011

“A group of firefighters from NSW Fire and Rescue rode their push bikes into Yass on Wednesday and taught some local children about the dangers of fire…”

Yass warned: water and oil spell fire disaster

26 March 2010

“An 85km bike ride wasn’t enough to stop 24 firies from teaching kids at Mt Carmel School about fire safety and raising money for the Burns Unit at the Westmead Children’s Hospital during a visit to Yass on Wednesday…”

Firies light up for a good cause

18 March 2010

“Students, teachers and parents at Yass Public welcomed some very important visitors to the school on Wednesday afternoon…”

NORTH SHORE TIMES

28 April 2011

Rob’s fired up for charity

“Mason, of Chatswood, and fellow firefighter Matt Cooper are taking part in the annual Fire and Rescue NSW 400 in 4 Charity Bike Ride, which takes place from Tuesday to Friday. But instead of peddling their way to the finish line, the duo will run and, by avoiding parts of the Hume Highway, will do an extra 85km…”

THE MANLY DAILY

 

27 April 2011

Firies saddle up for 400km cycle

“LOCAL firefighters Brett Butler, Jason Kaul and Tracey Spindler are cycling from Campbelltown to Wagga Wagga next week…”

INNER WEST COURIER

6 April 2011

Nothing like a bike for charity says Burwood fire station officer

“FIREMAN Scott Dodson says he’s not a cyclist but he’s attempting to ride 400km in four days…”

STREET CORNER WESTERN SYDNEY

22 March 2010

Firefighters cycle 400 km to raise money for Westmead Children Hospital Burns Unit

“A team of 24 firefighters set out today on a journey from Sydney to Wagga Wagga to raise money for the Burns Unit at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead…

LIVERPOOL LEADER

All fired up for kids

20 March 2010

“EVEN the fifth time around, the 440km bike ride from Campbelltown to Wagga Wagga doesn’t get any easier. For Liverpool firefighter Scott Hanley, organising the charity ride has become a bigger task each year. But he knows it’s all worth it…”

NORTHERN DISTRICT TIMES

(Readership 91,000 – Circulation 58,675)

Pedal power fires up

25 March 2010

“FIREFIGHTERS, including Nicole Sutton of Eastwood Fire Station, have taken to the streets on two wheels to raise money for the Burns Unit at The Children’s Hospital Westmead…”

Fired up for charity

18 March 2009

“RYDE Fire Station’s Nicole Sutton is trading the fire-engine for pedal power, cycling 400km in four days to raise money for the Burns Unit at Westmead Children’s Hospital…”

THE LEADER

A burning desire to help

20 May 2011

“Fourteen firefighters from St George and Sutherland Shire sacrificed their own comfort to cycle 400 kilometres from Sydney to Wagga Wagga this month…”

Helping burns victims

16 March 2010

“A GROUP of St George and Sutherland Shire firefighters will ride from Campbelltown to Wagga Wagga to raise money for young burns victims…”

Firefighters pitch in for burns victims

24 November 2009
“A group of Sydney Firefighters aims to raise more that $50,000 for the burns unit of Westmead Children’s Hospital…”

LIVERPOOL CITY CHAMPION

Firefighting four are on a mission

24 March 2010

“IT comes naturally to most firefighters to have exceptional physical fitness, but for these Liverpool crew members, fitness will mean the difference between taking the easy or the hard road literally…”

Pedal power for cause

18 March 2009

“IT’S been four years running, but Liverpool firefighter Scott Hanley is still committed to this week’s NSW Fire Brigade’s 400 in 4 charity bike ride…”

SOUTHERN CROSS CYCLE CLUB

NSW Fire Brigades ‘400 in 4’ Charity Bike Ride

“On the 17th March I with 15 other cyclists and 2 support personnel consisting of other NSW Fire Fighters and a representative from the Macquarie Bank will take part in the 4th Annual NSW Fire Brigades ‘400 in 4’ Charity Bike Ride…”

DAILY ADVERTISER WAGGA WAGGA

17/3/2009 – Readership 46,408 – Circulation 17,188

Cycling firies are on their way

WEEKEND ADVERTISER WAGGA WAGGA

21/3/2009

Ride raises funds for burns unit

“A 400-Kilometre fundraiser came to an end for a gang of Sydney firefighters yesterday when they blazed into Wagga on their bicycles…”

WOLLONGONG ADVERTISER

18/3/2009 – Readership 123,000 – Circulation 98,853

Pedal Power

“Firefighters don’t like being told to ‘get on their bikes’ but this time they are keen to pedal off into the sunset – all in the name of fundraising…”

MACARTHUR ADVERTISER

22/3/2009 – Readership 111,000 – Circulation 54,422

Burns unit will get proceeds from ride

“Matt Cooper and Dave McMurdo are used to putting their bodies on the line during their day job as firefighters…”

MAITLAND MERCURY

26/3/2009 – Readership 14,666 – Circulation 5,490

Bike rider clocks kilometres to raise money

“Every kilometre Nicole Sutton has cycled in her quest to raise money for young burns patients has been travelled with love…”

GUNDAGAI INDEPENDENT

23/3/2009

Fires stop over in Gundy on 400 x 4 journey

“Glenn Wilshire and Matt Cooper were part of the big group of firemen who stopped over in Gundagai on Thursday…”

DAILY TELEGRAPH

08/07/2009

Lives filled with risk and compassion

“Firefighter Nicole Sutton said her job inspired her to ride 400km from Sydney to Wagga to raise money for the Children’s Hospital, Westmead burns unit…”

THE WEEKLY TIMES ONLINE

08/04/2009

Charity bike ride for burns victims

“Ryde Fire Station’s Nicole Sutton makes a pit-stop off the Hume Highway on the way to Wagga Wagga…”

FIRESEDGE

June 2009 – Pages 4 & 5

AUSTRALASIAN FIRE AUTHORITIES COUNCIL

Autumn 2009 – Page 33

 


 

Radio Interviews:

  • C91.3 fm
  • 2UE
  • ABC Riverina
  • ABC Newcastle
  • 2NURFM (Newcastle)

 


 

Internet: