Kurunjang’s Leigh Milvain is a keen motorcyclist – yet it is the Bicycle Network that is honouring him for his volunteer work over many years.
The Bicycle Network, which organises events such as Around the Bay in a Day and the Great Victorian Bike Ride, recently added Mr Milvain to its honour board.
For Mr Milvain, who has always enjoyed helping people, it’s been a long road since he first put his hand up to help out 12 years ago.
“Bicycle Victoria, as it was known back then, were after motorcycle riders with first aid training to be motorcycle marshals for Around the Bay,” he said.
“I was the first aid officer at work, I had a bike – so I thought, ‘Why not?’
“Recognition was never something I thought about, so this came as a shock – to be on the honour board. But it is nice to be acknowledged.”
Mr Milvain was the first motorcycle marshal on the Great Victorian Bike Ride, leading the way for the bigger team that takes part these days.
“I don’t particularly enjoy the first aid part, because I’ve seen some bad injuries over the years,” he said.
“But being part of a team and helping out while riding around the state on the motorbike has been great fun.”