ROAD TO A CURE
The Bike Ride for Brain Cancer
is a 240km ride over two days
along a spectacular course from
Sydney to the Hunter Valley.
PEDAL 240KMS FROM SYDNEY TO THE HUNTER VALLEY IN THE BIKE RIDE FOR BRAIN CANCER
3rd - 4th April 2020
Brain cancer survival rates have not changed in decades, yet it remains one of the most under-researched of all cancers. A lack of tissue samples has been one of the greatest hurdles in advancing brain cancer research. It's time to change this! We invite you to ride for BCBA, and raise awareness and funding to support our effort to build the world’s largest centralised registry of tissue and data to accelerate brain cancer research.
What you will experience
Day 1 will see riders cover 146km from Barker College in Hornsby via the scenic Hawkesbury River region and gateway to the vineyards of the Hunter Valley, before reaching their overnight accommodation at the Crowne Plaza Resort in the Hunter Valley. 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 – a morning scenic cycle through the rolling vineyards of Lovedale will give riders an unforgettable view of the Hunter Valley. The epic journey will end in style with a winery long luncheon at the boutique Calais Estate with family and friends.
BCBA is a national consortium of scientists and clinicians dedicated to providing researchers with the tissue they need to make real breakthroughs in brain cancer research.
Lucie Leonard was 34 when she lost her seven-year battle with brain cancer in 2012. Her mother, Robyn Leonard, quickly became a passionate consumer advocate for brain cancer research. In response to the need for unprecedented amounts of tissue to drive brain cancer research, Robyn set about establishing a brain cancer biobanking consortium to network the fragmented brain tumour tissue stored in biobanks Australia-wide.