We are proud to volunteer our time and resources to
support the following organisations and causes:
Stephen Hodge, Patron - Ride to Cure Diabetes
Thousands of Australian children and adults live every
day with the daily challenges of diabetes and the looming
threat of its devastating complications. There are 140,000
people with type 1 diabetes in Australia.
In 2010, the Ride to Cure Diabetes raised in excess
of $1.1million for research into Type 1 or Juvenile
Diabetes, an amazing result from the 330 cyclists!
For more information on the ride see www.jdrf.org.au/ride
We support Home in Queanbeyan. Home in Queanbeyan is
a community based response to provide a home for people
with chronic mental illness who cannot live independently
or are homeless; a place where they can live with the
dignity and love they deserve.
Stephen Hodge, Board directorship and Club 500 Member
The Amy Gillett Foundation was born out of the tragic
accident that occurred in Germany in July 2005, claiming
the life of champion cyclist, Amy Gillett, and seriously
injuring five of her team mates from the Australian
Women’s Cycling Team.
The Amy Gillett Foundation plays an important role in
promoting safe cycling through influencing the social
behaviour of motorists and cyclists, legislative change
The core strategies are:
1. Raise awareness among cyclists and motorists of the
AGF's objective using appropriate communication strategies
2. Education of cyclists and motorists
3. Conduct, fund or facilitate research to inform and
guide the policies and programs of the AGF
4. Influence public policy and funding as it relates
to the AGF's objective
5. Fundraising activities to support the AGF’s
Participation and assistance 2005-10
Pollie Pedal was started in 1998 by Tony Abbott and
other politicians as a way to raise money for various
In 2010 the Pollie Pedal bike ride will again raise
money to support the Poche Centre for Indigenous Health
within the Sydney Medical School at the University of
Sydney. The money raised will be used to fund Student
Clinical Outreach Placements to regional and remote
communities in western NSW and the Northern Territory.
Participation and assistance 2009-10
The Bernie Ripoll Brisbane 2 Ipswich Challenge is an
integral part of the annual Ipswich Festival which is
held each April and in 2010 will be supporting the Heart
Foundation. The cycling event has been organised by
Bernie Ripoll since 2002.
The Ride is about fun, family and fitness for people
of all ages and walks of life. Bernie’s main objective
is to encourage people to get on a bike and have fun
with friends and family.
Stephen Hodge, Patronage and assistance with cycling
Menslink provides various mentoring and life coaching
services to young men and their families. It welcomes
contributions from everyone (both men and women) in
providing support, inspiration and pathways for young