Annual Future2 Wheel Classic

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

The Future2 Wheel Classic is back! We are thrilled to announce that after a ‘virtual’ Wheel Classic in 2020 we are back on the bike in a peloton! The multi-day ride will be held from Tuesday 16 to Sunday 21 November in the lead up to the FPA Professionals Congress in Sydney.

With one, two and six-day rides on offer, your participation will help us raise funds for the financially disadvantaged young Australians in our community.

The financial services sector’s premier cycling event, the Future2 Wheel Classic, will start in Sydney and head up the coast to Newcastle then meander through the wine country of the Hunter Valley before heading into the Central Tablelands town of Bathurst. After a lap of Mount Panorama, it’s over the Blue Mountains and will finish in Sydney’s Centennial Park via the Harbour Bridge and Bondi Beach.

Your progress will be supported by the Financial Planning Association of Australia’s 13,000 members who will get behind your fundraising.

2021 FUTURE2 WHEEL CLASSIC ROUTE

DayDateRouteDistance (kms)Estimated time (hours)
Mon 15 NovSydney
(all Wheel Classic riders to arrive PM)
1Tues 16 NovSydney (Hornsby) to Newcastle
(Train from Central to Hornsby)
140km5 - 6
2Wed 17 NovNewcastle to Denman140km5 - 6
3Thurs 18 NovDenman to Dunedoo156km 6 - 7
4Fri 19 NovDunedoo to Bathurst194km7 - 8
5Sat 20 NovBathurst to Penrith167km7 - 8
6Sun 21 NovPenrith to Centennial Park via Harbour Bridge & Bondi Beach103km
4 - 5
TOTAL DISTANCE 900


PARTICIPATION FEES

(Includes all accommodation, meals, vehicle support, jersey and rain jacket):

  • 6-day full Wheel Classic: $1500 incl GST (Single supplement $600)
  • Stage 1 only: $290 incl GST (Sydney to Newcastle (140km), train back to Sydney)
  • Stage 6 only: $290 incl GST(Penrith to Centennial Park 103km)
  • Weekend stages 5 & 6: $550 incl GST (Arrive Friday night – Bathurst to Penrith then Centennial Park 270km)

 

REGISTER

We can’t wait to have you on the team!

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.