INFORMATION FOR RIDERS
1. 2021 EVENT OVERVIEW
Toowoomba Region, Queensland. For details, see Para 5. below.
Friday 16th and Saturday 17th, October 2021. (Briefing very early on Friday morning, riding Friday and Saturday)
Individuals and Teams (teams of 4 to 8)
$575 per Individual Unsponsored Rider, (payable by riders on receipt of invoice after registration)
The Rider Registration Fee covers the following:
- Rider Kit; 1 Jersey and 1 Bib and Brace (all riders to wear the same)
- 1 night’s shared accommodation on the Friday evening,
- All meals on and off road,
- Electrolytes, health bars, fruit and water for on and off road.
- Ride management provided by Entoure who bring a professional and serious approach to rider safety.
The fee doesn’t cover transport to and from the event.
Any Unsponsored Rider who introduces an extra new Rider to their 2020 Team, receives a $75 discount or refund on their 2021 Registration Fee.
Any sponsored Rider who introduces an extra new Rider to their or another 2020 Team, receives a Coles / Myer Voucher to the value of $75.
A Rider in a Sponsored Team pays no Rider Registration Fee.
The “Pedals ‘n Medals” fundraising Bike Ride is the 4 Aussie Heroes Foundation’s current largest fundraiser, with all funds raised going to the Foundations charitable work including the conduct of the Foundation’s “Triumph over Trauma’s” rehabilitation Programs and construction of its “Camp Courage” rural Retreat at which all of its best practice, live-in rehabilitation programs will be conducted.
This is our 5th Ride after fantastic and successful efforts in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.
2. 4 AUSSIE HEROES FOUNDATION LIMITED
The 4 Aussie Heroes Foundation exists to aid and support those military and first responder personnel, past and present, who are struggling and suffering with PTSD and related mental health issues as a result of their service to our Nation and our Communities.
This is being achieved primarily by way of best practise rehabilitation programs of varying lengths, being delivered in a rural environment which is relaxed and calming, and where rehabilitation and guidance will have maximum long-term benefits.
The short term vision of the 4 Aussie Heroes Foundation is to establish a rural Retreat called “Camp Courage” on a beautiful 32 acre rural site in the Scenic Rim, which is in the process of being gifted to the Foundation.
In addition to rehabilitation, Camp Guests will benefit from the most meaningful, enjoyable, and safe experience possible. Recovery, a better quality of life, and improved future prospects are outcomes earnestly sought for them.
The 4 Aussie Heroes Foundation’s rehabilitation model is both unique (in Australia) and innovative.
Click here to see a copy of the Foundation’s Information Brochure and/or go to the Home Page of our website www.4aussieheroes.com.au
Any enquiries about the 4 Aussie Heroes Foundation or this “Pedals ‘n Medals” Event can be directed to either Gerry on Ph 0418 735 257 or E email@example.com, or Geoff Maddigan on Ph 0414 995 655 or E firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a fundraising bike ride, and as such riders are required to seek donations for the 4 Aussie Heroes Foundation, a not-for-profit entity with charitable and tax deductible status. Donation’s over $2.00 are tax deductible.
Fundraising is again through “GoFundraise”. Click here to register to fundraise or make a donation.
The nominal target has been set at $1,250 for each rider.
Any Rider who fundraises over $3,500 will receive a Coles/Myer Voucher to the value of $150.
Any Rider who raises over $5,000 will additionally receive their choice of either two tickets to the 2022 State of Origin rugby league game in Brisbane or a complimentary Registration of a Team of 4 to a Foundation “Shambolic Golfaholic” 2022 Golf Day.
All funds raised will go towards the Foundation’s charitable activities, including:
- conduct of the Foundation’s innovative rehabilitation “Triumph over Trauma” Programs,
- construction of the purpose built, permanent Retreat facilities to be known as “Camp Courage”.
4. MANAGEMENT OF EVENT
The 4 Aussie Heroes Foundation’s “Pedals ‘n Medals” ride is a fully supported ride, managed and conducted by Entoure; a professional cycle event management business specialising in on road events across the charitable sector. To find out more about Entoure, visit their website – www.entoure.com.au
The marketing, catering, accommodation, and administrative management of the Ride is the responsibility of the 4 Aussie Heroes Foundation.
The fundraising administration will again be in the hands of the GoFundraise platform.
The event is a peloton supported ride and as such is targeted at experienced cyclists with previous peloton riding experience.
There may be 1 or 2 pelotons depending on rider numbers.
Links to the Ride Route for each day are below:
Day 1 (Friday)
Ride – Day 1 – https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35828409
Day 2 (Saturday)
Ride – Day 2 – https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35828415
Friday nights’ accommodation will be provided.
Those riders who are travelling from outside the Ride area, will also be accommodated (twin share) at the same venue on the Thursday evening, if need be. Saturday night’s accommodation for those bringing partners to the Community Dinner will be subsidised by 50% of the cost up to $75.
7. COMMUNTIY DINNER
To celebrate over 5th “Pedals in Medals” Bike Ride, we are having a Community Dinner on the Saturday evening at the end of the Ride.
Apart from members of the Toowoomba community, sponsors, and special guests, we earnestly ask that all Riders support the Dinner including being accompanied by their Partners.
The dinner will be at no cost to Riders, however we are asking that Partners of Riders pay half the ticket price to allay some of the costs.
8. REQUIREMENTS AND OBLIGATIONS
In registering for this event, all participants are committing to the following:
- Be between the ages of 18 and 65.
- Be fit and healthy
- Be experienced in public road riding and understand safe peloton riding enough to participate in this event, or be prepared to learn, (you can be assisted in this regard);
- Have access to a suitable bicycle in good working condition, capable of such a Ride;
- Be able to ride at the baseline fitness level of 24 kms per hour,
- Be comfortable with their ability to ride the promulgated routes.
- Agree in writing to the Terms and Conditions of the Event, and
- Be prepared to raise funds for the 4 Aussie Heroes Foundation as per Para 3.
It is the responsibility of all potential participating riders to advise us of any health or skill issues impacting their ability to ride in this event safely.
The detail is in our Terms and Conditions which need to be formally agreed to.
The kit will again be provided through Monton.
The size required will need to be stated on your Registration Form which has a Size Chart attached. (Men’s Chart) (Ladies’ Chart)
We are hoping to be able to get kits to most Riders a few days before commencement of the Ride, however please get your sizes right as there will be no chance for replacements.
10. WHAT TO BRING
- Road bicycle in good working condition
- Australian approved bike helmet
- Kit (if delivered)
- Wet weather gear
- Clothes & Toiletries
- Money for incidentals
- Your best fitness
- Your sense of humour
All riders must be a member of Cycling Australia to compete in the event. As part of rider registration, all riders will be provided with short term membership including full comprehensive insurance cover through Cycling Australia. This will provide riders with up to 3 months full comprehensive insurance commencing 1 August (or from when you Register if after 1 August) and ending Oct 31, ensuring all participants in the 4 Aussie Heroes Ride are covered as they prepare for the event as well as during the event.
Training for multi stage on-road events varies from rider to rider, however, to view an Entoure guide on what to do, Click Here.
13. REGISTRATIONS ARE EARNESTLY SOUGHT, AND AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
Click here to complete your Registration Form.
13. LETTER FROM CO-FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR
Click here to read “An Appeal by the Founder and Director of 4 Aussie Heroes Foundation Limited”