29 March 2018

Great Brisbane Bike Ride 2018

Bicycle Queensland has joined forces with Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) to improve outcomes for men and their families impacted by the disease.

The state's leading cycling body recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with PCFA to inspire bike riding in all its forms, while raising funds for prostate cancer research, awareness and support.

Bicycle Queensland CEO Anne Savage said she hoped the partnership would promote bike riding as a driving force for individual health and well-being.

"Our upcoming Great Brisbane Bike Ride event will provide the perfect opportunity to promote the physical and psychosocial benefits of cycling while raising vital funds for PCFA," Ms Savage said.

"We're encouraging families, friends and workmates to get involved in the ride on April 29 and to select PCFA as their charity of choice."

"We want to improve outcomes for men, their partners and families affected by prostate cancer, and to enhance quality of life for those impacted by the disease."

Ms Savage said the organisation looked forward to working closely with PCFA to support the 20,000 Australian men diagnosed with prostate cancer each year.

"Through this partnership we aim to improve understanding of how cycling can help to improve outcomes for men and their partners affected by prostate cancer, to help inform translational activities and enhance quality of life for all those impacted by the disease," Ms Savage said.

Peter Duffy, PCFA's Queensland State Manager, is excited to be a part of this event and looks forward to using this platform to generate awareness.

"Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australian men. We are grateful to Bicycle Queensland for helping us raise awareness among their members," Peter said.

"Our aim is for every man to know about the importance of talking to his doctor about testing for prostate cancer from age 50, or 40 if there is a family history of prostate cancer."

Show your support by registering for the Great Brisbane Bike Ride on April 29 and selecting PCFA as your charity of choice.

Whether you're a newcomer to cycling or an elite athlete, there's an event for you.

Choose from 110km, 75km, or 40km – or bring the kids along and take part in the 10km Family Fun Ride and festival of bikes.

If you're looking for a fitness challenge, register in the Mount Coot-tha Challenge – a timed 2.3km hill-climb up Brisbane’s highest peak!

Register for the Great Brisbane Bike Ride today at gbbr.com.au.