Annual Future2 Wheel Classic

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

In 2018, the Future2 Wheel Classic will set off from Canberra for the first time on 14th November.

Departing from Parliament House, the Wheel Classic will head into the spectacular Snowy Mountains to stop overnight in Cooma and Jindabyne before winding down the South Coast to Merimbula. You’ll then pedal north through Narooma, Batemans Bay and Wollongong before crossing the finish line at ICC Sydney just in time for the 2018 FPA Professionals Congress.

The 8-day ride covers a course of 993kms and you can also opt for a shorter 4-day ride.
If you’d like to join us just for the weekend you can! Let us know at events@fpa.com.au and we’ll be in contact.

The Wheel Classic caterers 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.

2018 Itinerary and Dates

DayDateStartFinishDistance (km) (shorter route)
1Weds 14 NovCanberraCooma119 (100)
2Thurs 15 NovCoomaJindabyne (via Mt Perisher) 153 (82)
3Fri 16 NovJindabyneMerimbula153 (115)
4Sat 17 NovMerimbulaNarooma98
5Sun 18 NovNaroomaBatemans Bay 93
6Mon 19 NovBatemans Bay Berry152 (115)
7Tues 20 NovBerryWollongong126 (100)
8Weds 21 Nov WollongongSydney99
TOTAL DISTANCE 993km (802)

COST

Full 8-day tour – $1,460

Stage One (Days 1-4) – $990

Stage Two (Days 5-8) – $775

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

Registration prices include pre-ride accommodation on Wednesday 14 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 21 November is not included.

I’M in! what happens next?

Step 1 – Register for the ride

Step 2 – Create your own fundraising page using our dedicated EveryDay Hero portal

Step 3 – Tell your friends and family about the challenge you’ve set yourself and ask them to support you and Future2.

Please also consider supporting those that are taking part by making a donation. All funds raised directly support the Future2 Make the Difference! grants program providing critical support to not-for-profit organisations and charities across Australia. Click here to view the participants and find out more.

For more information on the hike please contact David Eck at the FPA.

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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.

Annual Future2 Wheel Classic Sponsors