About the ride
Bondi2Berry is back…bigger and better…Saturday 7 September 2019.
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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.
There are more than 436,000 Australians currently living with dementia. This is on track to reach 589,807 by 2028. Without a major breakthrough in research, it is expected to soar to over 1 million Australians by 2058.
About the ride
A challenging yet beautiful ride – 155km in distance, and elevation of 1,700m.
Five groups starting from the North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club, riding out of the Eastern Suburbs and travelling through parts of the Royal National Park to Wollongong, Kiama and finishing in Berry on the NSW south coast.
The ride is an open road event, adhering to normal road rules and is sanctioned by Cycling NSW. Please note that only road bikes are able to be utilised (no TT / triathlon or mountain bikes). There will be support vehicles for each of the groups, as well as first aid and bike mechanics on the course.
What do I get as a rider?
All riders will receive a unique Bondi2Berry event jersey and an event pack with other great products. Bike mechanics and nutrition on course, and a free BBQ at the finish line in Berry.