Annual Future2 Wheel Classic

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

The 2021 Future2 Wheel Classic is back, in 2022! The multi-day ride will now be held from 1 – 6 April 2022 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.

FUTURE2 WHEEL CLASSIC ROUTE

DayDateRouteDistance (kms)Estimated time (hours)
Thur 31 MarchSydney
(all Wheel Classic riders to arrive PM)
1Fri 1 AprilSydney (Hornsby) to Newcastle
(Train from Central to Hornsby)
140km5 - 6
2Sat 2 AprilNewcastle to Denman140km5 - 6
3Sun 3 AprilDenman to Dunedoo156km 6 - 7
4Mon 4 AprilDunedoo to Bathurst194km7 - 8
5Tue 5 AprilBathurst to Penrith167km7 - 8
6Wed 6 AprilPenrith 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

SPONSORSHIP

Opportunities to sponsor the Wheel Classic are now open. Please contact FPA Event Sponsorship Manager, Michael Berdon for the prospectus and information about available opportunities. Get in touch


QUESTIONS?

We’d love to hear from you. Please contact our Future2 Coordinator, David Eck via email info@future2foundation.com.au

 

 

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.