Following the huge success of their inaugural event last year, Bondi2Berry – Ride to Remember will be back on 9 September 2017, as part of Dementia Awareness Month.
In 2016, organisers Nick, Pierre and James decided to use their passion for cycling to raise awareness of dementia, and put together a 155 kilometre cycling event between Bondi and Berry.
The event was a remarkable success, raising $56,000 and with Alzheimer’s Australia’s wonderful ambassador Ita Buttrose in attendance to see off the forty participating bike riders, including former Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Reidy from Bondi Rescue.
This year, there will be two groups taking on the stunningly beautiful but challenging route between Bondi and Berry, with a third group starting from Sutherland, which is a 120 kilometers ride to Berry. Each group will have support vehicles, and there will be bike mechanics positioned en-route. There will also be three pit stops where riders will be invited to refuel with a variety of nutritional food and drink.
The goal for the 2017 Bondi2Berry – Ride to Remember is to raise over $75,000. Thanks to the support of event partners, all expenses and event costs will be covered so that 100% of funds raised will be donated to Alzheimer’s Australia NSW.
Emma Jackson-South from our Fundraising team said, “I couldn’t have been more impressed with this group! From the initial planning stages of their inaugural event, it was clear to see how passionate they were and I had no doubt that they would make it a huge success.
“Every supporter had their own personal reason for getting behind the event, and it has been wonderful to see how proactive they have been about making a difference to a cause that is so close to their hearts,” Ms Jackson-South said.
A variety of sponsorship opportunities are also available. If you are interested in becoming a 2017 Event Partner please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 0402 793 372.