Along For The Ride
It’s hard to describe to people what it’s like to ride in the Tour de Cure. Even after riding in 9 Tours, having covered almost 20,000 km around Australia on my bike, I still find it difficult to put into words what it’s actually like to experience being part of the Tour de Cure team, raising money to cure cancer, meeting people on the road and knowing you’re contributing to a great cause.
Perhaps an effective way of getting across what I’d like to say is to invite you to watch the Channel 7 TV Special “Beretta’s 2014 Tour de Cure” where we rode from Sydney to Hobart. Mark Beretta and the Channel 7 team have put together a special broadcast of the Tour that saw the team ride 1,567 km from Sydney to Hobart, visiting schools along the way, chatting to well over 5,000 children about cancer and what can be done to prevent it. The broadcast will be aired in conjunction with the Channel 7 live coverage of the inaugural Cadel Evan’s Great Ocean Road Race.
You can watch the special in Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth this Saturday 31st January from 10am to 11am, and if you live in Sydney and Melbourne it will be aired on Sunday 1st Feb from 10am to 11am. It’s beautifully shot, gives you a good idea of what the Tour is all about, why we ride and where the money that we donate goes.
Since Geoff and I started the Tour de Cure in 2007 we’ve raised over $15 million, and as we enter into our 9th year and prepare for our ride from Adelaide to Melbourne, there’s plenty more to be done. Please share this message with your friends and loved ones, as the more people that see our journey, the more people who may decide to contribute in some way, however big or small, to put an end to this horrible disease, cancer.
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