Introducing our first charity cycling event, Ride for Relief 2018

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Introducing Peninsula Hot Springs' Ride for Relief, a unique charity cycling event which will raise funds for and awareness of mental health issues.

Friday 23 March - Sunday 25 March 2018 

Peninsula Hot Springs is happy to be launching “Ride for Relief”, a unique charity cycling event  which will raise funds and awareness to support Australians suffering from mental health issues.

According to statistics*, depression is the leading cause of disability across the globe with an estimated one in five Australians affected by mental illness every year.

 


The ride

Participants will not only take on the challenge of riding through the beautiful terrain of Mornington Peninsula but can also unwind, relax and recover after each day by bathing in natural hot springs at our multi-award winning destination.Join us for 2 days and 2 nights over a memorable weekend to make a difference and aid in providing relief to those living with these conditions.

  • 100k challenging ride on Saturday followed by lunch, bathing and massage at Peninsula Hot Springs
  • 100k challenging ride on Sunday followed by lunch and bathing at Peninsula Hot Springs

 

The cause

The funds raised from this event will go to one of our local charity partners Mentis Assist.

Mentis Assist is a not for profit mental health support organisation in the Mornington Peninsula region, which provides specialised mental health services for people aged 16 years and over (and their carers) living with a diagnosed mental illness.

In partnership, we are committed to promoting accessible mental health and physical wellbeing opportunities that work to build strong and resilient individuals and communities.

Learn more about Peninsula Hot Springs' community engagement here

 

Inclusions

  • On road support vehicles and crew
  • Twin share accommodation at the RACV Resort, Cape Schanck
  • All meals
  • Ride for Relief jersey 
  • Post-ride treatment on Saturday 24th March
  • Post-ride Bath House bathing on Saturday 24th March and Sunday 25th March
  • A double off peak Bath House bathing pass to share with a friend who needs some rest and relief 

 

Financial commitment

A riders participation is subject to a registration fee of $750 per rider.
Riders are also asked to aim for a fundraising target of $1,500 per rider to raise much needed funds for Mentis Assist.

More details

 

References

*Australian Bureau of Statistics. (2008). National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing: Summary of Results, 2007. Cat. no. (4326.0). Canberra: ABS. 


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