PEDAL 240KMS FROM SYDNEY TO THE HUNTER VALLEY IN THE BIKE RIDE FOR BRAIN CANCER
3rd - 4th April 2020
Brain cancer kills more children in Australia than any other disease and more people under 40 than any other cancer and yet it remains one of the most under-researched of all cancers. We invite you to join us on the road to a cure and give hope to those affected by brain cancer.
What you will experience
Riders will depart Barker College in Hornsby on a 146km journey via the scenic Hawkesbury River region to their overnight accommodation at the Crowne Plaza Resort in the heart of the Hunter Valley wine country. In the evening, ABC sports presenter, Niav Owens, will host a buffet dinner introducing guest speakers along with video highlights from the day’s ride.
Day 2 will take riders on a breathtaking 97km tour of picturesque vineyard country. Cycling through the rolling vineyards of Lovedale, riders will take in unforgettable view of the Hunter Valley. The epic 2 day ride will end in style with family and friends joining the riders for a relaxed long luncheon at the boutique winery Calais Estate.
Lucie Leonard was 34 when she lost her seven-year battle with brain cancer in 2012. Her mother, Robyn Leonard, quickly became a passionate brain cancer consumer advocate. Robyn recognised that a lack of tissue samples was hampering research and established Brain Cancer Biobanking Australia (BCBA), enabling a collaborative approach of providing researchers with access to the resources they need to make real breakthroughs in brain cancer research.
The Bike Ride for Brain Cancer is now in its 3rd year and is the major annual fundraising event for BCBA. A truly special and boutique event that sees Lucie’s family and friends joined by many others touched by this devastating disease, as well as those who just want to make a difference.