Caleb Laws is riding United Energy Around the Bay for the first time, while raising funds for Maddie Riewoldt’s Vision.
It will be his longest ride to date at 220 kms around Port Phillip Bay.
“I had never heard of Bone Marrow Failure Syndromes until this year, and I appreciate the opportunity to raise awareness and funds for a charity that most people wouldn’t have heard of”.
Caleb completed his first ton on the bike last year and is working up to eventually take on the full loop around the bay.
“Nothing beats getting out of bed early in the morning, reviving my love of photography with the odd sunrise while exploring Greater Melbourne by road, all while improving my fitness & health, and raising awareness for Maddie’s Vision .”
“I’m looking forward to the big day, meeting some new people on the road and getting caught up in some fast bunches!”
“My efforts will help fund vital research and provide support for patients living with Bone Marrow Failure Syndromes and their families”.
“Every three days, an Australian is diagnosed with a Bone Marrow Failure Syndrome. Distressingly, most of them are children and young adults, and 50% will not survive. Thousands more are living with ongoing complex health issues”.
Australia’s biggest bike ride, United Energy Around the Bay, on Sunday 8 October has seven available rides: Family Ride, 50km, 100km, 135km, 200km, the classic 220km loop and 300km ride distances, with free entry available for children under 15 for the Family and 50km rides.
Since its inception in 1993, Around the Bay has been run by Bicycle Network and become a rite of passage for seasoned cyclists, colleagues, families and friends. Over 10,000 bike riders are expected to take part in what is Australia’s biggest and best one day cycling event.
United Energy Around the Bay
When: Sunday 8 October
Enter at www.aroundthebay.com.au