The Rapid Relief Team (RRT) is throwing their support behind this year’s Pollie Pedal, which sees politicians ride hundreds of kilometres around Southern Tasmania to raise money for diabetes.

Diabetes Tasmania’s annual three-day bike brings together politicians in the name of charity, which this year includes local Senator Guy Barnett amongst key competitors.

The RRT’s volunteers will provide nearly two hundred free meals across the three-day event, with the menu for riders including a range of healthy fruit salads, nachos and chicken burgers.

Showing their support since 2015 both across Tasmania and NSW, this year marks the fifth year the RRT have volunteered at the Pollie Pedal event.

The RRT, an initiative of the Plymouth Brethren Christian Church, is staffed by Church volunteers who provide catering services during a range of charitable events and emergencies.

Lloyd Grimshaw from the Plymouth Brethren Christian Church said the RRT were honoured to lend a helping hand and a hot meal at this year’s event.

“As a church-based organisation, we want to extend our compassion to where it is vitally needed, and the Pollie Pedal is the perfect place to do just that.

“We are thrilled to continue to work towards assisting Australians living with diabetes and generating awareness to help empower everyone to access better health.

“The RRT hopes to continue to show our support in years to come” Mr Grimshaw said.

Diabetes Tasmania works to assist Tasmanians living with diabetes. They provide education throughout Tasmania, working in partnership with state and federal governments.

Every day in some small way, RRT volunteers offer a helping hand to those in need. For more information about the Rapid Relief Team, go to