The inaugural Home Instead Bondi2Berry ride took place in 2016. Former Prime Minister Mr Tony Abbott MP and Andrew “Reidy” Reid from Bondi Rescue were among forty riders who started in Bondi and rode the 155km down the coast to Berry. Riding to remember a friend or family member affected by dementia.
The ride increased awareness and raised over $56,000 to go towards researching a cure for dementia.
2017 Bondi2Berry grew to 60 riders and fundraising exceeded $75,000. The ride in 2018 had 80 riders in four groups, raising over $130,000.
Why are we riding?
We are riding to raise awareness of dementia. Organisers Nick and Pierre have first hand experience with the disease. Both of Nick’s grandmothers passed away after suffering from dementia, and Nick’s father was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2011. Pierre’s mother was diagnosed in 2015. Their personal experiences, as well as those of many of their close friends, prompted the guys to use their passion for cycling to raise awareness and funds to help find a cure for the terrible disease.
The goal for 2019 is to raise $200,000 for Dementia Australia. All funds raised by the ride will go towards researching a cure and associated research projects. Dementia has become the leading cause of death among Australian women, and remains the second leading cause of death for all Australians (ABS 2017). There is no cure.
If you would like to make a financial contribution and help us fundraise to help find a cure, please donate here:
2019 Bondi2Berry fundraising page
Award winning journalist and Network Ten news presenter, Natarsha Belling was a Bondi2Berry Ambassador for our inaugural ride in 2016 and continues to help raise awareness of dementia and contribute to our aim of helping find a cure.
A Bondi Rescue Lifeguard by trade, a cyclist come September. Reidy is back for the fourth straight trip from his favourite beach all the way down the coast to Berry in 2019.
An internationally known chef, author, television personality, fitness enthusiast, and gluten-free lifestyle advocate. With a passion for cycling and living a healthy life.