Cancer Council Queensland and Lord Mayor Graham Quirk will today launch Brisbane’s first ever CityCycle charity ride in King George Square to support Queenslanders impacted by cancer.
Proudly sponsored by Brisbane City Council and supported by JCDecaux, Cycle for Life invites CityCyclers to complete a 10km loop course along the river on Sunday 14 September, raising funds for Cancer Council Queensland.
Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift said the unique event gave entrants an opportunity to raise funds for a worthwhile cause.
“What better way to raise funds for Cancer Council Queensland than by getting on your CityCycle for a leisurely ride?” Ms Clift said.
“Not only will you be supporting the 24,000 Queenslanders expected to be diagnosed with cancer this year – you’ll boost your own health by getting active.
“Up to one third of all cancers are preventable through lifestyle factors including maintaining a healthy weight, eating well and getting enough exercise.
“Popping your helmet on and getting the family involved in this first-ever event for Brisbane will do wonders for your health.”
Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said Council will be providing 500 CityCycles and courtesy helmets for the charity ride.
“This is about encouraging people to get out and take advantage of Brisbane’s bikeway network for a great cause,” Cr Quirk said.
“Anyone 17 years or over will ride a CityCycle in the event, with younger riders able to participate if they bring their own bike.”
Cycle for Life is a ‘first-time rider friendly’ 10km loop course utilising Brisbane City Council bikeways along the river, starting and finishing at Musgrave Park, South Brisbane.
The easy ride will conclude with a fun festival at Musgrave Park, including refreshments and live entertainment for the whole family to enjoy.
Riders are invited to don their craziest outfits for a chance to be crowned Best Dressed Rider or Best Dressed Team on the day, and win prizes including a $5000 travel voucher.
Entry is $30, and includes the provision of a CityCycle bike and helmet. Registrations for the September 14 event are now open at http://www.grahamquirk.com.au/join-cancer-fight-in-cycle-for-life-ride/.
For more information or interviews, please contact:
Katie Clift, Executive Manager, Media and Spokesperson, Cancer Council Queensland
Ph: (07) 3634 5372 or 0409 001 171
Lord Mayor Media contact:
Eloise McNee ph: 0478 308 318