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2013 RACQ CareFlight Base to Base Cycle Challenge

The inaugural CareFlight Base to Base Cycle Challenge was launched in September 2012 with a small group of nine elite riders.

This included two former CareFlight patients, Bryce Lindores (2012 London Paralympian silver medalist - cycling) and Brenton Jones (professional cyclist with Huon Genesys Cycling team), as well as Flight Paramedic Brad Solomon and his son Trent.

The challenge was to ride 270kms from the Gold Coast to Toowoomba and raise funds to purchase a vital piece of medical equipment - a Propaq Monitor.

This event raised $21,000, which was an incredible achievement for the relatively small group.

Sponsorship opportunities are now available for the 2013 ride.

  • Naming rights sponsor - (Major) $15,000
  • Gold $5,000
  • Silver $2,000
  • Bronze $1,000

RACQ CareFlight Rescue is pleased to welcome the following sponsors on board for the RACQ CareFlight Base to Base Cycle Challenge:

  • Mantra Group (silver sponsor)
  • Southport Sharks (silver sponsor)
  • Data #3 Cisco Racing Team (bronze sponsor)
  • ANZ (bronze sponsor)
  • Tony Dalton Installations (bronze sponsor)
  • Condev (bronze sponsor)
  • Metricon Stadium
  • GC Suns
  • Endura
  • 11th hour coffee
  • Steve Rooney coaching

For further sponsorship information, please contact Fiona on email or call 1800 630 014 or view the proposal.

The 2013 Challenge is on Monday 13th of May from Toowoomba to the Gold Coast.

Our goal this year:

  • Seeking a group of 30 elite cyclists, athletes and CEOs
  • Ride is 241kms from Toowoomba to Gold Coast
  • Finishing line is at the fantastic Metricon Stadium in Carrara
  • With each mission costing in excess of $12,500 the invited riders will be supported and encouraged by CareFlight event staff to raise as much money as they can towards saving lives

So who is involved so far?

  • Brenton Jones - former patient and elite rider (Huon Genesys team)
  • Paul "Flappers" McRobert - former patient
  • Travis Auld - Gold Coast Suns Chief Executive
  • Marcus Ashcroft - Gold Coast Suns GM Football Operations
  • Bob East - Mantra Group CEO
  • Brad Solomon - CareFlight Flight Paramedic
  • Mat Rogers - Former professional rugby league footballer
  • Troy Bayliss - 3 x world super bike champion
  • Mantra Group have come on board as a silver sponsor for the 2013 event.

Want to join us as a rider or a sponsor? Please contact Fiona on email or call 1800 630 014.

Event Support:

  • Full rider support (including police escort)
  • Three support vehicles, mechanical assistance and first aid
  • VIP dinner for the naming rights sponsor
  • Celebration to bring the riders home at Metricon Stadium
  • Event promotion during and after the event including social media, print and radio

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