Charity ride to raise money for dementia

On 20 November 140 cyclists are expected to ride from Bondi Beach to Berry on the NSW south coast, to raise funds and support the vital work of Dementia Australia.

To date the Bondi2Berry ride has raised more than $600,000 for Dementia Australia since 2015 and this money has gone towards supporting two vital research projects, as well as supporting people impacted by dementia.

This year, seven groups of 20 riders will take part and organiser Nick Young is looking forward to getting back on the bike after earlier having to postpone the event.

“The ongoing restrictions and lockdowns posed a challenge again in 2021, but we have worked to make this upcoming event as safe as possible for all participants and the communities we visit,” says Mr Young.

“The ride is sold out, every rider has been fully vaccinated, and we have been overwhelmed with the support of the whole Bondi2Berry community, including participants, volunteers, donors and sponsors.

“We can’t wait to get back on our bikes and raise money for a cause so close to our hearts.”

Dementia Australia CEO Maree McCabe thanks the organising committee for their flexibility in the current climate and ensuring the safety of all participants.

“The Bondi2Berry crew are extraordinary and have adapted whenever they have needed to, to remain committed to this ride and to raising funds for people impacted by dementia,” says Ms McCabe.

“We are grateful to their support to improve the lives of the estimated 472,000 Australians living with dementia and on behalf of Dementia Australia, I extend my heartfelt thanks to all involved.”

The Bondi2Berry ride will start at the North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club on Saturday 20 November, riding out of Sydney’s eastern suburbs and through parts of the Royal National Park to Wollongong, Kiama and finishing in Berry on the NSW south coast that afternoon.

For more information about Bondi2Berry and how to donate, visit: bondi2berry.com

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