14 May Enio “Enz” Rossi
Enio “Enz” Rossi
Director and Owner, Applied Air Conditioning SA Pty Ltd
Back in 2013 my friend Graham Lord and myself discussed the possibility of riding from Melbourne to Adelaide as a fund raiser for an organisation. This appealed to the keen cyclist within our group as my Brother Eric and close friend Bim had completed an Adelaide to Melbourne ride for Cancer and recommended the experience. The suggestion from Graham was that we ride for Legacy due to his family members being involved in the armed services.
Meetings with Legacy followed and ‘Tour de Legacy’ was created!
As a participant back in 2013 I gained awareness of this fantastic organisations tireless staff and volunteers great work they conduct in the community for our return defence force personnel and their families.
What an experience it was to ride with my two brothers and close friends singing along the way and meeting so many amazing people in the towns we rested at. I am so lucky to have had this opportunity and will forever remember the event.
Being involved in the organisation of the Tour de Legacy ride from Canberra to Adelaide in 2015 and not being able to take part due to a cycling accident a month before the event was difficult to accept. I made the trip to Canberra for the send off but it wasn’t the same knowing what the group was about to experience. Following the group on daily posts and hearing the stories was great and knowing that we were able to raise much needed funds again for Legacy reduced the disappointment.
I am so happy to have been given the opportunity to be part of the ‘Tour de Legacy Europe’. The chance to ride with my Brothers and close friends through fields in Belgium and France where these epic battles took place will be emotional and challenging.
We ride to pay our respects and remember the Australian Soldiers from WW1 who made the ultimate sacrifice and again for Legacy. Please help me raise much needed funds for this wonderful organisation.