Daniher’s Drive fast five – Friday 14 October

Fast five – Friday 14 October

Melbourne – Yarragon – Bruthen  – Lakes Entrance 

PLEASE NOTE: Please ensure that you complete a RAT test before attending the Drive. 

Here are the top five things you need to know for the first official day of driving:

1. Yarragon

Our convoy will convene in Yarragon. Please aim to arrive by 9:30am for a 10am convoy departure travelling behind the FightMND branded coach. There’s plenty of parking along the service lane and side streets and lots of cafes for you to grab a coffee. Please head to the rotunda in the main street to say hi to the FightMND when you arrive.

2. Traffic and road conditions

The roads will be wet and there may be some surface water so please drive to the conditions. Remember it’s not a race.

Please be aware there are some significant potholes on the Princes Highway in the lefthand lane, especially.

When heading from Yarragon to Bruthen, please avoid travelling through the low-lying areas of Maffra and Heyfield. Take the A1 driving route through Sale.

At this point, you may want to stop in at the Coles Express in Sale (corner of York and Macarthur St, Sale) to grab some refreshments and take a pic for socials to go in the running to win a $200 voucher.

Also if you see a Chemist Warehouse, please stop in, stock up and say hi to the team.

3. Weather

Bruthen/Lakes Entrance – min. 9, max. 20. Rain easing. 95% chance of rain (8-15mm)

East Gippsland area:

Partly cloudy. Very high (95%) chance of rain, most likely in the morning and afternoon. Snow falling above 1400 metres. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds northwest to northeasterly 25 to 40 km/h tending west to northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h early in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 5 and 10 with daytime temperatures reaching between 11 and 19.

4. Lunch in Bruthen 

Lunch is at your leisure. The town of Bruthen is expecting us, and they have a range of eateries for us to enjoy, including a pub, brewery, bakery, take away and more. Please depart by 3pm for Lakes Entrance.

5. Dinner & Bus Transport – Comedy and Auction Gala

7pm, St Brendan’s Community Hall – 40 Golf Links Road, Lakes Entrance. Dinner is a sit-down, two-course dinner with allocated seating. Tonight, you’ll be entertained by comedian Adam Rozenbachs and have the opportunity to bid on some fabulous auction items. See the auction booklet here.

Book your spot on the bus to the event here (closes 4pm, Friday 14 October).

Need assistance?

Got a question or want to report a road hazard, please drop the FightMND team a text or give us a call on 0447 252 948. In areas of low reception, please text with a time stamp.

Vehicle troubles?

  • Rod Hoogkamer is travelling with us in the Red Devil car, Rod is a qualified mechanic and is here to help. He can be contacted on: 0459 991 048
  • If you do give him a call, please provide details about your location, including landmarks, as well as a description of your vehicle so he can find you.

First aid

  • Travelling within the convoy are 4 first aid kits and these vehicles have a green First Aid cross on their front and rear window.
  • A Defib will travel with our volunteer first aider, and this vehicle has a green AED DEFIB sign on the front and rear windows.