in partnership with our community partner Mentis Assist

ride for relief

Ride for Relief

February 2024 | Hosted by Peninsula Hot Springs

6-day tour: 19 - 25 February, 2024
1-day ride : 25 February, 2024
NEW 10km walk: 25 February, 2024

Peninsula Hot Springs with community partner Mentis Assist, is hosting the 6th annual Ride for Relief, a charity cycling and walk event to build connection and mental health awareness.

1 in 2 Australian adults experience a mental disorder during their lifetime. Through Ride for Relief, we are coming together with local organisations and community members to support those living with mental health challenges.

Sign up to our 2024 event

Donate & sponsor a rider

A message from our Chairman and Co-Founder Charles Davidson

introducing walk for relief

Join us on Sunday 25 February at 7.30am for an 8am start at Portsea’s Point Nepean National Park. Signage will direct participants to the carpark and starting line. The event concludes at 11am. Walk for $50, Walk and Bathe for $125. Links below.

1-day ride

Sign up for a 108km course around the scenic Mornington Peninsula. The ride will begin and finish at Peninsula Hot Springs, with lunch served followed by geothermal bathing to recover. Entry fee is $240.

ride for relief 2024

details of the event

the cause

Funds raised go to our charity partner Mentis Assist who support those living with mental illness, with majority of funds from the event supporting the Breaking Barriers project. Funds raised in the Gippsland region are donated to Wellways Bairnsdale

a unique event

Ride for Relief offers combined exercise (riding & walking) and hot springs bathing that provides benefits for mental and physical wellbeing. The event promotes social connection where discussions of mental health and personal stories are shared.

the journey

Connect Sport Australia will assist us at each stage of the 6-day tour and 1-day ride. Dedicated volunteer support crew are assisting every peloton throughout the event ensuring the safety and the best condition of the riders.

the story behind ride for relief

Ride of Relief was established by Charles and Yuki Davidson in honour of Charles' brother and Peninsula Hot Springs co-founder, Richard. In partnership with Mentis Assist, the event aims to prompt the important discussions surrounding mental health.

partnership opportunities 2024

We are pleased to invite partnership opportunities for Ride for Relief 2024.

The initial event in 2018, which had 18 participants in one peloton and no partner, raised over $18,000. Building on the success of Ride for Relief, in 2021 it introduced an epic 6-day tour which traversed over 800km from Mallacoota back to the Mornington Peninsula in addition to the original 1-day ride. It had over 60 registrations, and was very fortunately supported by 19 local and national businesses as event partners, who enabled us to accomplish our mission – fundraising over $150,000 and raising significant awareness on mental health challenges.

Learning from delivering the 5th event this year, we are more dedicated to tailoring partnership packages to match your organisation’s community engagement objectives.

We thank you for your consideration to take this opportunity to provide the most needed support in our society.

For partnership enquiries, please contact Yuki Davidson

learn more about Ride for Relief 2024

enquire to our event organiser Yuki Davidson to learn more or join Ride for Relief 2024

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