Celebrating 21 years riding for kids!
The Townsville to Cairns Bike Ride is a charity organisation that raises money for Children’s Cancer Institute by holding a three day, 358km bike ride from Townsville to Cairns. Participants ride over 100km a day, challenging themselves physically and mentally with an end goal of raising money and awareness for childhood cancer research.
2019 sees the ride celebrating 21 years of supporting the Children’s Cancer Institute.
The ride began in 1999 by Selwyn Hardwick who was eager to raise money for Children’s Cancer Institute. His story depicts how the idea was created and formed from experiencing a devastating loss when his sister passed away from cancer and then finding out one of his grandchildren had leukaemia.
The sole purpose of the Ride is to raise as much money as possible to help enhance the lives of children and their families who are, or have been affected by the many forms of cancer. Since 1999 the ride has raised over $6.6 million for research with over $460,000 raised in 2018.
Children’s Cancer Institute is world leading in researching the detection, treatment, cure and prevention of childhood cancer. By helping raise money, you are contributing significantly.
Want to be part of this iconic ride? Check out the Townsville to Cairns course details and register as a Rider today to secure your spot. Not a cyclist, that’s ok, take a look at our volunteering opportunities or you can make a donation to support children living with cancer.
Where you involved with the Townsville to Cairns Bike Ride in it’s early days and have a story to share or photos you would like to pass on? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, we would love to hear from you.