Canberra is known for cycling, so get ready for the Hartley Cycle Challenge which is rolling 23-25 November, to raise money for Hartley Lifecare. A unique annual event critical to supporting the work of Hartley Lifecare. The Challenge also helps to raise awareness of people living with disability and all funds raised from this event, support our ongoing work in providing respite accommodation and community programs for people with disability.

This year, 22 teams of 12 cyclists will ride from Canberra to Mt Kosciusko and back, a distance of 450kms. One of those riders being Cameron, the ambassador for this year’s event, who has always loved bike riding and was even given an award from Black Mountain School back in 2003 when he was a student.

Cameron is a client at Hartley and has been working to increase his fitness and riding technique because he is going to ride the last 1km with the first team to ride back into Canberra on Sunday 25 November. Cameron has significantly improved on the distance he can cover during his bike riding, as well as showing tremendous improvements in his general wellbeing with the support of Hartley staff. He can now comfortably ride for about 5-7kms without any sign of tiring – especially when staff play his favourite song!

Also peddling for a good cause (for the fourth consecutive year), a group of 28 staff from the Australian Hearing at the Department of Human Services. The team will undertake a three-day, 454 km return ride from Canberra to Charlotte Pass from. The department has been the highest donor, with this year’s ride bringing their total donations to over $250,000.

Please support Cameron and the Hartley Cycle Challenge – buy a raffle ticket or donate here.