Future2 maps new route for the 2015 Wheel Classic
Future2 has announced that its flagship fundraiser, a city-to-city cycling event, will take a 1,080 km route from Sydney to Brisbane between 10 and 18 November 2015. The Future2 Wheel Classic will arrive in Brisbane for the opening of the Financial Planning Association (FPA) Professionals Congress, where riders will be welcomed by hundreds of peers gathered for the financial planning profession’s annual signature event.
Expressions of interest have already been made by financial planners from around Australia, keen to test their mettle over nine days and to help Future2 raise funds.
The funds raised will bring new opportunity and hope to socially and financially disadvantaged young Australians through Future2’s Make the Difference! Grants. The grants are awarded to community not-for-profits following applications supported by a local financial planning professional who is a member of the FPA.
FPA Chair, Neil Kendall welcomed the prospect of the cyclists’ arrival in Brisbane. “The Wheel Classic is all about financial planning professionals giving back to the community through their participation in the ride. They are doing something they love while also helping to better the lives of young people who are in need, and at risk. That’s a great result all round.
“It’s fitting that the cyclists should arrive to an enthusiastic and appreciative reception from their peers. Last year, the Wheel Classic ride from Melbourne to Adelaide raised over $141,000 net and we hope we can achieve the same success this year.”
Future2 Chair Steve Helmich congratulated the 2014 Wheel Classic participants for their fundraising and personal achievement. “We look forward to having many of you back for another successful Wheel Classic in 2015 – and to welcoming more financial planners who are inspired to change the lives of young people for the better.”
The Wheel Classic events held since 2009 have raised a total of over $460,000 after expenses. Other routes have included Bourke to Sydney (2010 and 2011), Sydney to Melbourne (2012) and Melbourne to Sydney (2013).
The 2015 Wheel Classic plans to meet with Future2 grant recipients BackTrack Youth Works and Beyond Empathy while in Armidale.
Early expressions of interest in the Wheel Classic can be submitted online.
Online registrations to cycle the 2015 Wheel Classic will open in early March.
View highlights of the 2014 Future2 Wheel Classic at http://vimeo.com/111829552