Thanks to my Supporters!
So, nearly 18 months on now, and what a roller coaster it has been!
Amazing to see all the riders, sponsors and volunteers stick with Road Raise throughout these tough times. We have even added more riders to what we all hope will be a cracking event in March 2021. As you are all aware, the impact on the not-for-profit sector has been profound, especially for all in-person fundraising events and traditional fundraising methods.
As a result of the 2020 postponement of our journey to Melbourne (1100km, 7500m Elevation), the upcoming 2021 Road Raise event has been re-invented and will now see ~35 cyclists travelling through an extended route in South Australia. Sure it isn’t Melbourne, and sure it is only 1000km in 7-days, but… it is also now over 12,000 metres of climbing… more than Everest and Kosciuszko combined. It is actually a much harder prospect!
The message is still the same. Cancer hasn’t changed, neither have the youth directly impacted by it. Canteen is still here supporting. Road Raise as an event will be embarking on its fifth tour, and by the looks, this will be the moment it ticks over raising in excess of $1,000,000. The money raised goes directly to canteen - no admin.
Many of you have already generously donated or been involved with my previous raffle. Treat this as an update and ongoing thankyou before we start to ride on Saturday, March 20. Will keep you updated as it kicks off… THANKYOU for your support!!!
Some further details:
Adelaide to Normanville - 140 kms
2025 metres of elevation including Old Willunga Hill and up & over Myponga dam
Normanville to Goolwa - 137 kms
1940 metres of elevation including the Crows Nest Climb
Goolwa to Hahndorf - 135 kms
1327 metres of elevation
Hahndorf to Tanunda - 152 kms
1580 metres of elevation including Menglers Hill
Tanunda to Clare - 130 kms
1477 metres of elevation
Clare to Rowland Flat - Barossa Valley - 202 kms
1,832 metres of elevation
Rowland Flat - Home to Adelaide via Mount Lofty - 121 kms
1,631 metres of elevation
Thank you to my Sponsors
Model Flight Rc
J & M O'reilly
Kate And Matt And Charlie
Andrew Thomas Barlow
Kate, Matt, Charlie And Billy
Mike & Jan
Theo & Lynn
Josh And Sara Morrison
Chris & Sarah Squire