Million Metres for MND Ride 2018

  • Timing

    All Day

  • Date

    August 11, 2018

  • City/Town

    Townsville

Million Metres for MND Ride 2018

We're excited to announce that we are continuing the Million Metres legacy - riding from Townsville on Saturday, 11 August and arriving in Brisbane on Sunday, 19 August

The original Million Metres for MND Ride was held in May 2013 when Scott Sullivan and Ian Davis - both living with MND - rode a specially designed tandem bicycle from Brisbane to Sydney over 16 days. This two-man mission captured the hearts of the communities along the route and Scott and Ian were able to raise over $60,000 for MND research!

Scott and Ian on the road

Scott and Manly NSW Mayor with community members

While Scott lost his battle with MND in April 2014, his legacy is well and truly alive. A feature length documentary called “Legacy – A Ride to Conquer MND” was made of this epic journey.

This year's Million Metres for MND Ride is similarly designed as a charity bike ride covering over 1,000,000 metres between Townsville and Brisbane - with an aim to raise awareness and funds for Queenslanders living with motor neurone disease.

This will be a ride to remember.

We invite you to join us as we ride through the heartland of Queensland, experiencing the best regional Queensland has to offer – striking mountain ranges, friendly country people, small town hospitality, remote outback highways and vast farmlands.

It will be nine days of hard riding - a life-changing experience with teamwork, courage and determination.

Importantly, it is your chance to use your bike to become part of the solution to assist people impacted by MND and helping us ensure no Queenslander faces MND alone.

How does the Million Metres for MND Ride operate?

  • MND and Me Foundation provides all of the administration, organisational effort, and logistics, as well as managinge money collected and expended by the Ride.
  • MND and Me Foundation Limited is registered for DGR Status with the Australian Taxation Office, meaning all donations are tax deductible and the event income is exempt.
  • Income is derived from event sponsors, the individual riders fundraising efforts and event-specific fundraising conducted by MND and Me Foundation.
  • MND and Me Foundation works hard to minimise out of pocket expenses and to maximise the flow of the monies to MND research.

What is the riding schedule?

  • Day 1: Saturday, 11 - depart Townsville for Charters Towers = 135km
  • Day 2: Sunday, 12 - depart Charters Towers for Belyando = 201km
  • Day 3: Monday, 13 - depart Belyando for Clermont = 175km
  • Day 4: Tuesday, 14 - depart Clermont for Emerald = 110km
  • Day 1: Wednesday, 15 - depart Emerald for Duaringa = 159km
  • Day 2: Thursday, 16 - depart Duaringa for Biloela = 154km
  • Day 3: Friday, 17 - depart Biloela for Mundubbera = 196km
  • Day 4: Saturday, 18 - depart Mundubbera for Nanago = 197km
  • Day 4: Sunday, 19 - depart Nanago for Brisbane = 201km

Cost for each rider is $1,800 which covers hard costs of ride including:

  • Ride cycling kit x 2(jersey, knicks and socks)
  • Comprehensive peloton support vehicles (includes medical and mechanical)
  • Breakfast, Lunch and dinner for ride days
  • Accommodation - twin share (Townsville, Charters Towers, Belyando, Clermont, Emerald, Duaringa, Biloela, Mundubbera and Nanago)
  • Does NOT include transport to Townsville

Our aim is to treat you like a Peloton Pro

  • You will be riding in a peloton environment with a maximum of 30 riders
  • Peloton will stay together as a group for the length of the ride
  • Peloton average speed is expected to be between 26-28km/h

Fundraising

  • It is expected that all riders will individually fundraise - with the minimum amount required being $2,500.00
  • The individual fundraising will take placing using the Everyday Hero peer-to-peer fundraising platform
  • MND and Me Foundation will provide you with fundraising tips and promotional materials.
Contact MND and Me Foundation to learn more about the ride, or if you'd like to volunteer to assist the rides in any way. Email: admin@mndandme.com.au Phone: 07 3394 5333 .