It is not going to those New Zealanders because they are still sleeping rough!
Mark, I urge you to spend some time volunteering at the coal face of many of the charities that are providing services for the homeless and disadvantaged.
There are a heap of soup kitchens and soup vans around that are always looking for volunteers.
I am a member of a St Vincent de Paul Conference attached to a Catholic Parish and we visit people in their homes, usually providing food and sometimes assisting with the payment of utility bills.
All the money that is raised within our parish is spent in our parish area (we don't only visit Catholic families but anyone in need who asks for assistance)
In past years we were able to ask Vinnies HQ at Box Hill to top us up if we were running short of funds but we have been told that funds will not be available from that source
in future. We are frequently visiting people who tell us that they have not eaten for two or three days.
All charities are doing it hard at present.
So if the entry fee for this ride is a bit much for some of your budgets please have a thought for those who cannot afford to eat.
Now $65 translates to about 20 cups of coffee which spread over 20 or so weeks is not a fortune.
So why don't you throw $3.50 in a jar each Sunday when you get home from your ride and when it is full give it to your local charity of your choice where it will do the most good.
End of rant.