Join the fight against breast cancer at the 2020 Ballarat Cycle Classic

Get on your bike and raise money for breast cancer research at this month's 2020 Ballarat Cycle Classic.

The Sunday 16 February event aims to raise over $300,000 to establish a breast cancer research program at Ballarat's Fiona Elsey Cancer Research Institute (FECRI).

Event categories include:

Distance road rides

  • 160km SPUD100 mile
  • 100km, 85km, 60km and 50km road rides

Mountain bike rides

  • 50km, 40km and 30km rides

Fun rides

  • 28km adventure ride
  • 6km Lake Wendouree ride

Walk or run

  • 6km Lake Wendouree circuit

The new 160km SPUD100 mile road ride is named in honour of long-term FECRI ambassador, local boy and AFL legend Danny Frawley, who passed away last year.

“Danny had a huge heart and was an active part of our team," Cycle Classic committee member Rob McClure said. 

"He will be immensely missed at the Classic and we’d like to remember him and his contribution to cancer research in a way that might encourage others to give generously.”

Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers in women, with 20,000 Australian women diagnosed each year. It is the second most common cause of cancer-related deaths in Australian women, with over 3100 deaths per year.

“A breast cancer project is an encouraging extension of the world-class research currently undertaken at FECRI in the role of immune cells and cancer," FECRI director Professor George Kannourakis said.

"We are aiming to have over 2000 people participate (in the Ballarat Cycle Classic) and, if everyone can have five of their friends and family sponsor them $20, we can do this research right here in Ballarat."

To register or for more information, visit www.ballaratcycleclassic.com.au