Riders take on mountain to rebuild young lives
October 2017 QLD
On Friday 22 August, the inaugural Tour de PIF Brisbane cycling event saw 90 riders from the property and construction industry come together to cycle and help re-build the lives of at-risk and homeless young people.
Brisbane’s perfect cycling conditions saw riders conquer a 60km or 100km course in and around the North Lakes, Samford and Dayboro regions. For cyclists who chose to cycle up Mt Mee, Queen of the Mountain and King of the Mountain jerseys were awarded to the fastest to the top.
Selina Green from Busy At Work was the inaugural Queen of the Mount and James Dimsey from DEXUS was the inaugural King of the Mountain.
The inaugural event exceeded all expectations, so far raising over $33,000 gross for the Brisbane PIF House program. The Foundation has two building projects that are currently being scoped and priced, with construction to commence early next year.
The highest fundraiser for the event was Matthew Rollason from Dibbs Barker, individually raising $4,076.
The Tour de PIF Organising Committee Chairman Matthew Rollason said the inaugural event was a resounding success, and a welcome addition to the suite of events currently hosted by the Foundation in Queensland.
“The success of this inaugural event can be seen by the number of cyclists we attracted and the amount of money raised to date.”
“Cycling in Brisbane, particularly among people from the property and construction industry, is massive and we look forward to growing this event year on year”, he said.
The organising committee is already looking to next year, and have selected Friday 24 August as next year’s event date.