Charity Event: Just Cycle Yarra Valley
- by Christopher Jones
- Published: 3 March 2010
Just Cycle Yarra Valley is a new recreational cycling event which will take place in Victoria’s beautiful Yarra Valley on Sunday 11 April 2010. An initiative of Jesuit Social Services, Just Cycle Yarra Valley will raise awareness and funds for an organisation that works with some of the most disadvantaged and at-risk people, families and communities.
The event features two courses – a 45km recreational ride highlighting the picturesque Yarra Valley and a 120km endurance ride featuring the challenge of Mount Donna Buang. More than just another recreational ride, Just Cycle Yarra Valley offers a complete entertainment experience for cycling enthusiasts, friends and family with a day of fun activities and live music amongst the vines of Yarra Valley’s Rochford Wines.
Announcing the introduction of this new event, Jesuit Social Services CEO Julie Edwards is delighted with the potential Just Cycle Yarra Valley has to offer. ‘Not only is this a fantastic recreational ride and day out for the whole family, but the event will support some of Melbourne’s most disadvantaged young people, families and communities in a region that requires the ongoing support of the wider community after the devastating bushfires last year’ Edwards explains.
In its first year, Jesuit Social Services expects to attract approximately 2,000 ride participants, with an additional 2,000 people expected to attend the post-ride festivities at Rochford Wines. ‘With the tremendous growth of cycling as a recreational activity, Jesuit Social Services is excited to launch Just Cycle Yarra Valley’ Edwards announced.
To find out more or register for the event, please visit www.justcycle.com.au.
The Jesuit Social Services is not a religious organisation (though does have some religious links), instead is a charity that provides services to some of the most disadvantaged people in our community (here in Australia). They work with youth justice, new arrivals and communities, youth homelessness and issues, support after suicide, indigenous and other areas.