Peter Mac - Ride to Fight Cancer
Peter Mac - Ride to Fight Cancer

2023

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23 MARCH – 1 APRIL

BACK FOR 2023!

RIDE TO FIGHT CANCER

Challenge yourself to ride 150km, 200km or 500km over 10 days in March and raise vital funds to support cancer research at Peter Mac.

Riders

1,580

riders so far

Raised

$518k

raised so far

“I’m getting on my bike this March to help accelerate cancer research here at Peter Mac, and I’d love you to come along for the Ride too! All cyclists welcome, racers and rookies alike. Let’s get into gear, pump those pedals – and unite to fight cancer!”

– Sarah Flanagan, Community and Events Fundraising Manager

Sarah Flanagan


What?

Ride to Fight Cancer is a virtual cycling challenge. You choose how far you think you can cycle in 10 days and ask your friends and family to sponsor you.

When & where?

The event takes place between 23 March and 1 April 2023. You can complete your challenge wherever you wish – on your favourite routes, or even on an exercise bike.

Why?

To play your part in the search for cancer cures by raising much-needed funds for vital research and additional equipment at Peter Mac.

Sarah Flanagan

CHOOSE YOUR
10-DAY CHALLENGE

How far will you ride to fight cancer?

150

KM

15km per day

200

KM

20km per day

500

KM

50km per day

OR YOU CAN CHOOSE YOUR OWN DISTANCE!

3 steps to help
fight cancer

Join us

Sign up on your own, or team up with your mates – registration is free for 2023. Sign up here

Set up

Customise your personal fundraising page and choose your activity tracking option.

Get training

We’ll be with you every step of the way, with free training guides and lots of fundraising tips and advice.

RIDE AT YOUR FINGERTIPS!

Our free Ride to Fight Cancer app will help you track your kms, power-up your training and connect to the wonderful RIDE community. From coaching guides to fundraising advice and social content, it really does put RIDE in the palm of your hand!

COMING SOON!

What you’ll get

Jersey
Premium cycling jersey

If you fundraise $500 or more, we’ll send you a RIDE jersey to wear proudly during your challenge.

Rachel
Fundraising tips & support

We’ll provide you with all the support you need – advice, coaching and handy downloads – to help you smash your fundraising and your challenge.

Badges and Rewards
Badges, rewards & shout-outs

You can earn badges and rewards as you go, including an exclusive drawstring bag. Plus we’ll be giving our riders plenty of social kudos too!

The difference
you’ll make

Over 10 years ago, at age 24, Zach was diagnosed with a rare head and neck cancer. Following successful surgery and treatment, he thought he was cured. But devastatingly, late in 2020 Zach found out that his cancer had returned and metastasised to his lungs. By then, it was stage 4.

His was a cancer so rare that research simply hadn’t found a proven way to treat it yet. But Zach refused to give up. He came to Peter Mac and got involved in some innovative new drug treatments. He is currently responding well.

Your participation in Ride to Fight Cancer will help fund important research like this and accelerate the search for new cures to give hope to all people affected by cancer.

Your questions
answered

What support will I get during RIDE?

You’ll have a dedicated personal coach soon after you join us. They’ll be there to answer your questions, give advice and share resources.

How will I track my cycling kms?

You can either track your distance automatically (by connecting to Strava or using our mobile app) or manually on your fundraising hub, whichever you prefer.

What will the money I raise be spent on?

By fundraising as part of RIDE, you will help enable life-saving cancer research and give new hope to all people affected by cancer.


Any other questions?

You might find the answer on our FAQs page – but if not, or if you’d prefer to chat to someone, please get in touch with us. We’ll be happy to help!