Some of Australia’s toughest riders will be taking part in the ultimate cycling event, the Sea 2 Summit Challenge 2010, to help Redkite support children and young people with cancer and their families.
Covering 248km and climbing 5500 metres, from sea level at Merimbula’s coastline to the highest point in Australia, Mt Kosciuszko, the Sea 2 Summit challenge on Saturday 20 March, 2010 will be no easy feat.
Put into perspective, this cycling event is tougher than many mountain stages of the Tour de France.
Starting in 2006, the event has raised almost $150,000 for Redkite to provide families experiencing childhood cancer with real and practical emotional, financial and educational support - at a time when they need it most.
“Riders are drawn to the event as not everyone will make it to the top - training, mental toughness and the elements play a huge part of the challenge,” explains Damian Heman, Sea 2 Summit Challenge Founder.
“It’s a privilege to be able to provide people with the opportunity to take part in a life enhancing event which at the same time provides support to families in real need.”
Tim Rogers, Redkite’s General Manager for Services, will be riding in this event for the second time.
“The Sea 2 Summit Challenge is a really tough ride but all of the riders know that it is nothing compared to what families dealing with childhood cancer go through,” says Tim.
The Sea 2 Summit Challenge gives ordinary people the opportunity to achieve extraordinary things whilst raising much needed funds for Redkite.
The event has received invaluable support from numerous corporate and personal sponsors, without whom, the event would not be possible. Sponsors for the event include Quattro Innovation Group, Falls Creek, Carrington, Body Torque, Verofit, Cycling Australia, NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (Kosciuszko), Wild Brumby, Gotta Getaway, and Team Mt Beauty.
For further details on Sea 2 Summit Challenge, please visit www.s2schallenge.com.au or call Danielle Cotter on 02 9219 4021.
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