It’s that time of year again! This Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th August over a thousand riders will take on The Rio Tinto Ride to Conquer Cancer, a 200km challenging ride through Queensland’s scenic countryside. This 2-day cycling adventure begins as all of the riders gather at the University of Queensland St Lucia Campus for an inspiring Opening Ceremony where those lost to cancer are remembered and those continuing the fight are honoured.
After an energising sendoff, riders will ride out of Brisbane with a renewed sense of purpose. Day One culminates with arrival at camp where riders will stay overnight before taking on the next and last 100km back through the inspiring landscape on Day Two. As the riders start to make their way across the finish line a high energy celebration begins, praising each and every rider for completing the epic ride and for the amazing impact that they have made in the quest to conquer cancer.
All of the money raised for The 2014 Rio Tinto Ride to Conquer Cancer will benefit the QIMR Berghofer, one of Australia’s largest and most successful medical research institutes. If you would like to donate to this great cause or find out more information about The Ride head to the website at http://br14.conquercancer.org.au/site/PageServer?pagename=br14_homepage
Good luck to all of the riders who are taking on the challenge this weekend, remember why you are doing it and be proud of the difference you are making to the lives of many. To those whose lives have been affected by cancer, those who have friends and family participating in the ride, or those who simply appreciate its cause – come along and support the riders on their epic journey! The large amount of support that the riders receive is what keeps them going so come and join in on the cheers of encouragement and celebrate the amazing achievement of each rider with them at the finish line 🙂