Did you know that since it started in 2001, more than 34,000 people have taken part in the Honda Snowy Ride either as riders or pillions? They’ve travelled 13.6 million kilometres during the ride and contributed to raising more than $5 million to childhood cancer research.
If you want to be a part of the largest and one of the longest running motorcycle charity events in Australia, you can register online now for this year’s ride on Saturday 1 November 2014.
“Last year we had 3,024 people register for the event and we raised more than $300,000. Of course we’d love to better that this year and raise even more money to go towards childhood cancer research,” said Susan Walter, Director of Steven Walter Children’s Cancer Foundation.
“We’d like to thank our platinum sponsor, Honda MPE Australia, as they have provided not one, but two, amazing bikes as prizes for this year’s ride. First prize in the Snowy Ride is a Honda VFR800F, valued at $15,000, and second prize is Honda CRF 250X, valued at $10,000.
“To win one of these fantastic bikes you do need to register and pay the $60 entry fee, which funds the majority of the contribution made through the ride towards childhood cancer research,” Sue said. “This year we are also working closely with NSW Police, NSW Roads & Maritime Services as well as the local councils to make the ride as safe and enjoyable as possible for everyone involved,” Sue said.
“One of the most important factors in riding safely is being well informed about local conditions and planning your ride, so we are encouraging everyone firstly to register and also to stay in touch with us either via the website, our newsletter and also on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/TheSnowyRide as we will be putting out regular updates, safety tips and information about local conditions in the lead up to the ride. Make sure you ‘like’ the Snowy Ride Facebook page to stay up to date.
“We thank our loyal riders who keep coming back each year and making it such a great event and encourage anyone who hasn’t entered before to sign up for the Snowy Ride and be in the running for the brilliant prizes as well,” Sue said.
“Anyone who pays the entry fee and registers is eligible for the two major prizes, so even if you don’t make it back to Thredbo for the presentation, you are still in with a chance at taking one of the bikes home.”
“This year marks fourteen years since Steve passed away and it was his passion for riding motorcycles that drove us to create this event. Our aim is for the Snowy Ride to involve the motorcycle riders of Australia to raise money for research into childhood cancer and its side effects.
“We are grateful to the thousands of riders and pillions who have taken part over the past fourteen years and thank you all for your continued support,” Sue said.