For 13 years, the founders of The Long Ride, Chris and Gail Dunne, have been passionate supporters of Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA).
What started with 200 participants who joined to ride for a worthy cause, is now an event that involves more than 300 riders, among them, our CEO Professor Jeff Dunn AO, who feels inspired by the hard work and generosity of these motorcycle enthusiasts.
"PCFA is proud to once again be the beneficiary of The Long Ride 2020. People like Chris, Gail and all the riders help us to deliver our mission of reducing the impact of prostate cancer on Australian men and their loved ones," Professor Dunn said.
This year the ride will head to Victor Harbor.
The NSW riders will meet up with the QLD Riders in Cowra, then the next day meet up with the ACT, VIC and TAS riders in Canberra, then ride onto Albury.
In Bendigo the riders will meet the SA riders then ride onto Mildura and Clare where the riders will meet up with the WA and NT riders.
Chris said that The Long Ride is designed for participants to experience something totally different.
"It is about life on the road, meeting new people, and exploring yourself as you do something you love to do – ride your motorcycle," Chris said.
"All attendees are encouraged to discuss the issue of prostate cancer, bringing into focus this important men's health issue, especially to the rural and regional stops along the way."
The Long Ride participants commit to raise at least $500 per rider, to help reduce the impact of prostate cancer on men and their families. Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australian men, approximately 3,500 men will die this year from prostate cancer and nearly 20,000 will receive a new diagnosis.
Registrations are now open:
To set up a fundraising page, click here: https://thelongride2020.everydayhero.com//au/get-started
For more information about the ride, visit: https://www.longrideaustralia.com/sydney-to-victor-harbor