Annual Future2 Wheel Classic

Get on your bike to make a difference to young Australians in need

2018 Wheel Classic

Thank you to the 20 riders who participated in this year’s Wheel Classic from Canberra to Sydney.

Please support their fundraising efforts by making a donation to their campaigns.

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2019 wheel classic

Get on your bike to make a difference to young Australians in need. In 2019, the Future2 Wheel Classic will set off from Melbourne.

Departing from Federation Square, the Wheel Classic will head into the Daylesford Ranges and the historic town of Kilmore.

We’ll cycle to the goldfields of Ballarat and then head to the rolling hills and cascading waterfalls around Apollo Bay. We will ride the famous Amy Gillett Fondo route before heading along the Great Ocean Road and its panoramic views.

An overnight stay in Queenscliff before a ferry ride and final ride along the Portsea beaches around Port Phillip Bay back to Melbourne.

The 6-day ride covers a course of 819kms and you can also opt for a shorter 3 or 4-day ride.

The Wheel Classic caters for all cycling abilities. Yes, you will need to train but at an average distance of 100km on the shorter route and 20km/h average is very doable and achievable.

Riders taking on the Future2 Wheel Classic will take on the challenge of raising $1,500 to directly support Future2’s Make the Difference Grant program.

DayDateStartFinishDistance (km) (shorter route)
Thurs 21 NovMelbourne (all Wheel Classic riders to arrive PM)Melbourne
1Fri 22 NovMelbourneKilmore122
2Sat 23 NovKilmoreBallarat140
3Sun 24 NovBallaratApollo Bay166
4Mon 25 NovApollo Bay Loop via Lorne Apollo Bay Loop
Optional: Apollo Bay to Cape Otway Return
133
58
5Tue 26 NovApollo BayQueenscliff129
6Wed 27 NovQueenscliffSorrento by Ferry
Sorrento to Melbourne
113
TOTAL DISTANCE 819

COST

Full 6-day tour – $900

Stage One (Days 1-3) – $450

Stage Two (Days 3-6) – $600

Registration includes shared accommodation, meals, ride nutrition and support.

Registration prices include pre-ride accommodation on Thursday 21 November (based on Twin Room). Flights to / from home cities are not included.

End of Stage 1 transportation not included. Start of Stage 2 transportation not included.
Accommodation on Wednesday 27 November is not included.

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WHERE IT ALL STARTED

The Wheel Classic was born in 2010 with a challenge by Ray Griffin, a Future2 trustee and keen amateur cyclist, to fellow trustee Peter Bobbin to join him on a ride from Bourke to Sydney to raise funds for Future2. Peter, a leading tax lawyer to the financial services industry, was up for the challenge (and may have regretted it ever since!).

The 1250 km route followed in 2010 and 2011 was the same as that taken in 1955 by Ray’s late father Jack Griffin, competing in the Daily Telegraph sponsored Bourke-Sydney Cycle Tour. In those days much of the road was rough and unsealed. That first Wheel Classic in 2010 had just three cyclists: Ray, Peter and Peter’s mate Roger Simionato. They raised $70,000 after costs in 2010 and $54,000 after costs in 2011.

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