Annual Future2 Wheel Classic

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

We’re delighted to announce our riders in the 2022 Future2 Wheel Classic raised $64,623 for Future2.

This year’s six day Future2 Wheel Classic departed from Sydney on 1 April, moved up the coast to Newcastle then through the wine country of the Hunter Valley before heading into the Central Tablelands town of Bathurst. After a lap of Mount Panorama, the team headed through the Blue Mountains and will finished in Sydney’s Centennial Park via the Harbour Bridge and Bondi Beach.

Thank you to our intrepid team of riders in this years event:

  • Stephen Ballinger, Ballingers
  • Stephen Binks, Iress
  • Ben Cox, Iress
  • David Dyson, Financial Life Balance
  • Jim Farrugia, Iress
  • Jeff Hall, Iress
  • Roland Patterson-Clark, Keystone Financial Planning
  • Craig Phillips, Phillips Wealth Partners
  • Darren Stevens, Sapphire Coast Financial Services
  • Mark Stopps, Shadforth Financial Group
  • Andrew Walsh, Iress
  • Phillip Win, Profile Financial Services

Your contribution makes a huge difference to young Australians in need, through the great causes nominated and supported by FPA members.

 

FUTURE2 WHEEL CLASSIC ROUTE

DayDateRouteDistance (kms)Estimated time (hours)
Thu 31 MarSydney
(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

 

WITH THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS

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.