Cyclists have less than two months to prepare and get fit for one of South East Queensland’s favourite charity bike rides, the Recruitment 24/7 Ipswich100 on Sunday 15th March.
Moggill-Mt Crosby Lions Club is partnering with the Ipswich Hospital Foundation on the ride, now in its 21st year. The event attracts cyclists from across South-East Qld to what one rider described as the “best run, best supported and friendliest ride” in the area.
Ride Manager, Lion Gordon Brown, said Ipswich-based recruitment and labour-hire company, Recruitment 24/7 had agreed to be the events naming sponsor for the third year.
“As well as the generous support of Recruitment 24/7, St Andrews Private Hospital Ipswich, Exact Radiology, City of Ipswich, and Articulate Framing are on board helping make another successful ride,” he said.
Gordon said the very first ride was held over a 50km course as a Bicentenary event.
Since then, the club has built the ride up to offer 25, 50 and 100km courses and a challenging 100 Imperial Mile (169km) circuit, all starting and finishing at the University of Southern Qld Ipswich Campus.
“We also have a Kids Caper event including bike safety for young riders and families at the USQ campus,” he said.
“I really encourage riders young and old to register now for the Ipswich100 and help contribute to better health and the fabulous local charities we support.
“Why not challenge your workmates and get a team together too. Teammates can ride in any event they want – there’s a ride distance for everyone!
“Over the 20 Ipswich rides, we have raised more than $1 million in total for local charities including the Ipswich Hospital Foundation and Lions projects and activities.
Gordon said with largely volunteers supporting the event including other supporting Lions clubs in the Ipswich region, costs were kept low and a vast majority of funds raised were directed to partner charities and Lions projects.
For more information on the Ipswich100 including routes and registration, visit www.ipswich100.com.au