After huge success in previous years, Western Australia’s premier charity bike ride, the South West Bike Trek, is back for its 20th anniversary, with riders set to make the epic 600km journey from Perth to Augusta and raise vital funds for the Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation (CLCRF).
This year the South West Bike Trek will also go virtual for the very first time, encouraging hundreds of people around Australia to take part from wherever they are, all to help fund childhood cancer research. As part of the virtual format and in keeping with COVID-19 safe management measures, participants can clock up their rides in their own time and at their own pace, commencing their preferred distance from 10 October 2021 and completing their kms within a month.
This year’s trek will begin on Sunday, 10 October from Sir James Mitchell Park, South Perth Foreshore with riders travelling across some of the most spectacular roads in WA before winding up in Augusta on Saturday, 16 October.
The South West Bike Trek is the biggest fitness fundraising event for CLCRF and since it started in 2002, has raised over $770,000 for the Foundation. Rather than a race, the trek is conducted at a leisurely pace with riders encouraged to work together to ensure each other’s wellbeing. It’s important to note that you do not have to participate in the entire ride to take part in this Trek. You are able to arrange to ride certain days and legs to suit you. Check out the ride schedule to see which days you’d like to participate in. If you want to have a great cycling experience and explore the beautiful South West region at a leisurely pace, while raising money for child cancer research, register now!
In 2021 the Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation are taking the South West Bike Trek to a whole new level with the introduction of a Virtual Ride. Whether you are an experienced cyclist or just getting started, individuals and teams can now sign up and join the South West Bike Trek from wherever they are. Simply set up your profile, nominate the distance you would like to aim for and start fundraising for an important cause! You can even sync your distances travelled by connecting your Strava or FitBit account to your profile.
Get your workplace or school involved or challenge your family and friends. This is a fun experience that can see you turning your daily cycle workout into a ride that can change children’s lives – all from the comfort of your own home, neighbourhood, gym or fitness session.
Its FREE to register for the virtual event, all we ask is that you raise a minimum of $450 along the way. Register now to raise funds for research into childhood cancers and YOU can make a huge difference to the lives of children and their families who live with this disease.