Brisbane City Jaguar Land Rover LifeFlight Razor Challenge
The 2018 Brisbane City Jaguar Land Rover LifeFlight Razor Challenge series will see a dedicated team of 12 cyclists participate in a series of Grand Fondo cycling events around Queensland over five months to raise funds to keep the RACQ LifeFlight helicopters flying.
The Series will culminate in the penultimate endurance cycling event - LifeFlight's own event - the Brisbane City Jaguar Land Rover LifeFlight Razor Challenge on 10 November 2018.
This unique challenge originates from a concept called “Everesting” which involves cycling repeats of the one climb until the accumulated ascents reaches 8848 metres - the altitude of Mount Everest. The trail stretches 5.3 km along Hunchy Road leading to Razorback, with an average gradient of 7.5%, summitting in the scenic Blackall Range village of Montville.
This is not for the faint-hearted!
From our calculations, the Brisbane City Jaguar Land Rover LifeFlight Team cyclists will need to ride 23 repeats taking approximately 17 to 20 hours hours to complete, depending on rider speed. This is not a race and cyclists will be riding at their own pace to accomplish their goal. Only a handful of people have been able to achieve this and any of our team riders who complete the feat will earn a spot in the coveted Everesting Hall of Fame.
Over the five months of training and competing, the Brisbane City Jaguar Land Rover LifeFlight Team must individually raise their minimum fundraising target of $5,000.
If you think you've got what it takes to sign up for the Brisbane City Jaguar Land Rover LifeFlight Team you can sign up and create your supporter page on Everyday Hero.
2017 was a record year for LifeFlight with its RACQ LifeFlight Rescue community helicopters, Air Ambulance jets and medical crews performing 5,344 missions throughout Queensland and around the world. With every lifesaving mission costing on average around $12,500, the LifeFlight Foundation relies on the support of sponsors and partners, along with the donations and support of everyday Queenslanders, to ensure every lifesaving flight happens.