Annual Future2 Wheel Classic

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

2020 wheel classic

Submit your expression of interest for the 2020 Wheel Classic. The cycling route will be announced soon.


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 Broadford.

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. Take a sneak peek at the course route, check out the aerial video of the course.

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.

Follow the action on Future2’s Facebook.

Visit the Future2 Wheel Classic fundraising pages on EveryDay Hero to support our riders

Rather hike than bike? Find out about the 2019 Hiking Challenge in the Grampians Mountains.


DayDateStartFinishDistance (km) (shorter route)
Thurs 21 NovMelbourne (all Wheel Classic riders to arrive PM)Melbourne
1Fri 22 NovMelbourneBroadford122
2Sat 23 NovBroadfordBallarat140
3Sun 24 NovBallaratApollo Bay166
4Mon 25 NovApollo Bay Loop via Lorne Apollo Bay Loop
Optional: Apollo Bay to Cape Otway Return
5Tue 26 NovApollo BayQueenscliff129
6Wed 27 NovQueenscliffSorrento by Ferry
Sorrento to Melbourne


Full 6-day tour – $1400

Stage One (Days 1-3) – $700

Stage Two (Days 3-6) – $900

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 and 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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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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