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Cycle 4 Change

Cycle 4 Change 2018

The ‘Cycle 4 Change’ team rode more than 500 kilometres around central northern Tasmania and raised over $56,000 for Southern Cross Kids Camps, an organisation that provides camps and a ‘week of happy memories’ for kids who have been subjected to abuse and neglect. Based in Launceston, the team cycled to a diverse range of locations including Beauty Point, Scottsdale, Ben Lomond and Lilydale. Scroll down for details of each day of riding and photos.

We were aiming to raise $50,000 for Southern Cross Kids Camps – enough to cover two full camps. After a massive effort from our team, sponsors and supporters, we raised $56,247.71. Well done to all involved!

9 – 13 March 2018

Day 1: Beauty Point – 104km

Day 2: Scottsdale, Bridport, Nabowla – 155km

Day 3: Ben Lomond – 129km

Day 4: Pipers River, Pipers Brook, Lilydale – 102km

Route & Photos

Day 1

Launceston – Pipers River – Pipers Brook – Lilydale – Launceston

On the first day, ride through the wine districts Pipers River and Pipers Brook, then through picturesque Lilydale, before returning to Launceston.

Day 2

Launceston – Scottsdale – Bridport – Nabowla – Launceston

On the second day, ride among the green hills and blue mountains of Scottsdale to the beachside town of Bridport. Return via Nabowla, home of the iconic Bridestone Lavender Estate, before returning to Launceston.

Day 3

Launceston – Ben Lomond – Launceston

On the third day, ride to the base of ‘Jacob’s Ladder’, with the option of riding to the top of magnificent plateau Ben Lomond to witness breathtaking views. Return to Launceston via the historic town of Evandale.

Day 4

Launceston – Beauty Point – Launceston

On the final day, ride from Launceston to Beauty Point and back again. On the way out, you’ll ride on the east side of Tamar River, then return to Launceston via the west side, where you will celebrate your 500km achievement. Read more about Beauty Point here.

Gallery Slideshow

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Meet the Team

Peter Lusk

I want to be part of Cycle4Change’s 2018 ride, because it will change kids’ lives. Every child is valuable and deserves to live an outstanding life. Southern Cross helps kids most in need overcome adversity and have a great hope for the future. I want to be part of that!

Caleb McInnes

Steve Smith

I have a passion for getting out doors and having fun. I’ve been riding and competing in various cycling and triathlon events for over 25 years. Most of all I like pushing the limits, so endurance events are my favourite and encouraging people to get out there and have a go. That’s why I enjoy being involved with Cycle 4 Change, as it pushes people to do things they perhaps never thought possible. It also brings awareness to the fact that SCKC gives kids an opportunity to have fun and the knowledge that they can succeed in life.

Naomi Cameron

Roger Brandford

Amy Thompson

I’m an electrical engineer and keen runner and cyclist. I love pushing myself to the limits, and I’m always up for a challenge. Cycle4Change is a great opportunity to take my cycling to the next level, not to mention raising money for a great cause as well. Southern Cross Kids’ Camps provides support to kids who need it most and it feels great to help make a difference in someone’s life.

Mark Campbell

I’m married to my wife Collette for 19 years with 4 kids. I have lived in sunny (and flat) Perth for the past 6 years. I’ve always enjoyed riding for recreation and sport. I chose to participate in Cycle 4 Change to help raise funds for abused or neglected kids who deserve more from life. They had no choice about the environment they are being raised in. My struggle around the Tasmanian countryside will not come close to the struggles these poor kids endure, but I hope my efforts will be able to change at least one kid’s life for the better.

Darian Rees-Lilley

I’ve been riding for as long as I can remember. Whether it be mountain bike trips as a kid or burning a path along the Yarra, cycling has always been a big part of my day-to-day. In March 2018 myself and 15 others will base ourselves in Launceston Tasmania and ride 500km, with over 7,000m of vertical elevation to support Southern Cross Kids’ Camps.

These camps give kids the chance to be kids; to know what it’s like to live carefree, if only for a little while. Let’s give these kids an opportunity to look back and remember that people cared about them.

Justin Charlot

I am a father to 5 children, Zachary, Katelyn, Xavier, Emily and Grace (aged 3 months up to 9 years old) with my wife Melissa. Passionate about all things sports and outdoors related, I look for new challenges and goals to keep active and fit – though the kids keep us very busy at the same time!

I jumped at the opportunity to participate in ‘Cycle 4 Change’ as is it a very worthy cause and something that can possibly inspire others to get involved in future, whether it is from a fundraising point of view or pushing yourself to achieve a goal.

Robin Stephenson

I always love a corporate sports event, having struggled through approx 10 corporate triathlons. I also have fond memories during high school completing 2 Great Victorian Bike rides. It’s about time I got my bike back on the road, and what better cause than Cycle4Change! Looking forward to it (despite the lack of training thus far).

Herb Donovan

Bicycle rider, bicycle mechanic, loves mountains and sunny days, owner of Fuel performance cycle service Melbourne. Super passionate about helping out kids in need.

If we can help make a difference in even one child’s life that gives them the confidence to build greater self-esteem and encouragement to learn and build a better way of life for themselves out of their current situation they might just end up changing the world!

Danielle Patten

Wesley Stephenson

My name is Wes Stephenson and am an electrical engineer, social cyclist and father of 3! I cycle for fun, fitness and the odd commute. Cycle4Change was brought to my attention by my workplace, who contribute to this worthy cause. When the opportunity came up to participate in an event that combined cycling and helping out some kids in need, I jumped at the chance.

Kevin Marley

I am the Business Development Manager at NHP, a sponsor of this event. The Cycle 4 change event provide a great opportunity to provide much needed funds and provide social awareness for the Southern Cross Kids Camp program. In addition to this the prospect of cycling 500K’s up hills over a 4 day period provides a great incentive to get out of bed early and get on the bike.

Get involved as…

Rider

A cyclist capable of riding the full duration of the ‘Cycle 4 Change’ event, taking into consideration the route distance and elevation.

A deposit* of $250 is required to secure your entry and then each rider is required to fundraise a minimum of $2250 and be fit for this challenging event.

What’s Included:

  • C4C Cycle Kit
  • Support crew, and vehicles
  • Bike mechanic on hand
  • Water, Gels, Electrolyte, Ride snacks
  • Accommodation provided
  • Breakfast and lunch provided
  • Post Ride Massage available
  • Transfers to and from Sunshine Coast airport (not including flights)

Dinners, travel & flights (if required) are at the riders own expense on top of the minimum fundraising amount.

To secure your place as a rider:

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Support Crew

An enthusiastic and capable person who participates for the full duration of the event, supporting the riders on the road and assisting with logistics, but does not actually ride.

Roles may include drivers, navigators, catering support, baristas, logistics support, photographers, medical, digital support etc. Accommodation, transfers, breakfast and lunch are covered. A support person is expected to pay for dinners, travel and flights.

Support members have don’t have a minimum fundraising amount however are expected to promote the event and fundraise for SCKC with a fundraising goal of $500.

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Donate

Support a rider today.

Make a tax deductible donation through supporting a rider to meet their fundraising goals.

Businesses and Corporate sponsorship packages are available. For more information please contact us here.

Support a Rider

* All ride entry deposits are non refundable

Corporate Sponsorship

Partner with Southern Cross Kid’s Camps as a Corporate Sponsor on Cycle 4 Change 2024

Experience the SCKC Cycle4Change 2018 Tasmania

We’re delighted to offer you the opportunity to help support disadvantaged kids while gaining valuable traditional marketing and social media exposure.

Your sponsorship will help us achieve our 2024 goal of raising $160,000. These much-needed funds will help us deliver an additional four, one-week long camps and happy memories to approximately 160 kids from hard places.

The children that attend SCKC camps are given an exciting week of making great memories. Memories that build their self-image, memories that allow them to smile, memories that give them hope that life is meant for living!

We have a range of corporate sponsorship packages at the following levels: Platinum $20,000, Stage $5,000, Gold $5,000, Silver $2,500, and Bronze $2,000 or a product/service and either Socks or Caps for $3,000 which will go a long way to achieving our fundraising goal, and most importantly make a hugely positive impact on the lives of kids in need.

Sponsorship Packages

Platinum

$25,000 (1 available)

Digital Marketing & Social Media

  • Main Sponsor to the 2023 Cycle 4 Change event.

Riders Kit Branding

  • Prominent branding on jersey – front and back
  • Prominent branding on group leader’s jersey – front and back
  • Branding on all Stage Jerseys
  • Branding on knicks – lower leg both sides

Event Signage

  • Prominent branding on the event trailer and signage on official event vehicles
  • Tear drop or banner flag at:
    • the start/end of the day’s stage
    • lunch stops
    • areas of special stages thought the event (e.g. KOM, Sprint, Challenge)

Additional Package Inclusions

  • 30 to 60sec professionally produced promotional video. Video will be posted on C4C Social media pages and paid “boosted” posts targeted toward the sponsors target audience in the lead up to and across the course of C4C event/s
  • Logo on C4C website (all pages) with link to website
  • Opportunity for one of your staff to join us as a rider or support crew on the tour

Stage

$5,000
(3 available)

Special Stage Customised Jersey

Sponsor of a single days stage

Customised Jersey x 2 with your corporate branding. Jersey design is consistent with that of the days challenge. e.g. Highest Fundraiser, King of the Mountains, Sprint, Individual Time Trial (see image below)

Typical Stage Jersey (KOM)

Typical Stage Jersey (KOM)

Tear drop or banner flag and the start and end of the days stage

Your corporate logo with a link to your website on the Cycle 4 Change homepage & supporters page

Regular promotion on C4C and SCKC social media channels in the lead up to and across the course of C4C event/s – greater promotion than any other sponsor except that of the Platinum/Naming Rights Sponsor on that day’s stage

Short video on the Cycle 4 Change & SCKC Facebook pages

Picture ad on the Cycle 4 Change & SCKC Facebook pages

Tagging in Social Media posts and #tags of your choice. Post will be boosted on the day of your stage (Instagram and Facebook)

Gold

$5,000
(3 available)

Riders Kit Branding

A large and prominent Gold position corporate logo on our Ride Kit (see image below)

Digital Marketing & Social Media

Your corporate logo with a link to your website on the Cycle 4 Change homepage & supporters page

Short video on both the Cycle 4 Change & SCKC social media pages

Picture advertising on the Cycle 4 Change & SCKC social media pages

Regular mentions in all social media pages commencing January 2020

Daily mention during the ride of your business in all advertising

Tagging in Social Media posts and #tags of your choice. Posts will be boosted to spread reach (Instagram and Facebook)

Silver

$2,500
(6 available)

Riders Kit Branding

A silver position corporate logo on our Ride Kit (see image below)

Digital Marketing & Social Media

Your corporate logo with a link to your website on the Cycle 4 Change homepage & supporters page

Picture advertising on the Cycle 4 Change & SCKC social media pages

Daily mention during the ride of your business in all advertising

Tagging in Social Media posts and #tags of your choice. Posts will be boosted to spread reach (Instagram and Facebook)

Bronze

$2,000
(5 available)

Riders Kit Branding

A bronze position corporate logo on our Ride Kit (see image below)

Digital Marketing & Social Media

Your corporate logo with a link to your website on the Cycle 4 Change homepage & supporters page

Daily mention during the ride of your business in all advertising

Tagging in Social Media posts and #tags of your choice. Posts will be boosted to spread reach (Instagram and Facebook)

Ride Socks

$3,000
(1 available)

Riders Socks Branding

Two pairs provided to each rider

Digital Marketing & Social Media

Your corporate logo with a link to your website on the Cycle 4 Change homepage & supporters page

Daily mention during the ride of your business in all advertising

Tagging in Social Media posts and #tags of your choice. Posts will be boosted to spread reach (Instagram and Facebook)

Ride Cap

$3,000
(1 available)

Riders Cap Branding

One Ride Cap provided to each rider

Digital Marketing & Social Media

Your corporate logo with a link to your website on the Cycle 4 Change homepage & supporters page

Daily mention during the ride of your business in all advertising

Tagging in Social Media posts and #tags of your choice. Posts will be boosted to spread reach (Instagram and Facebook)

Sample Logo Placements

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