Following the enormous success
of UniSA's inaugural Ride for Pain in 2012, cyclists will once again don
their lycra to help raise awareness and research funds for chronic
pain. Chronic pain has an enormous impact on society, with one in five
Australians suffering from a chronic pain disorder that reduced their
quality of life. It costs Australia around $35 billion in health care
and reduced productivity each year and has major social and family
consequences. How can you help? Join champion cyclist Patrick Jonker on
Sunday 7 April for UniSA's Ride for Pain.
of all abilities are encouraged to participate, with a 20km River Ride
along the picturesque River Torrens for recreational riders and families
and a 100km Adelaide Hills endurance course (with a 45km
shortcut alternative) available to cycling enthusiasts.
with a passion for the cause - and the cycling talent - are challenged
to conquer Corkscrew Road in the Corkscrew True King of the Mountain
Challenge, taking place in conjunction with Strava and the Australian
Institute of Sport.
UniSA Ride for Pain 2013 - University of South Australia
UniSA's Ride for Pain is a fantastic community cycling event that aims to raise awareness of the frequently overlooked issues of chronic pain. Proudly supported by Work Cover SA.
When: Sunday 7 April 2013
Where: Uni SA Reid Building, Frome Rd Adelaide
Start Times: 8.30am - 45km/100km Hills Ride including Corkscrew Challenge 9.15am - 20km River Ride
100km HILLS RIDE (or 45km shortcut)
Explore the picturesque Adelaide Hills on this 100km loop up Norton Summit to Lobethal and back to the city down Gorge Road. Or if you feel like you like you've reached your limit, take the shortcut along Marble Hill Road.
Need more to get out of bed so early on a Sunday? We have the answer: the Corkscrew True King/Queen of the Mountain Challenge! In conjunction with Strava and the Australian Institute of Sport, Strava users and their bikes will be weighed at the bottom of Corkscrew Road. Their Strava username will then be matched to their time with their age and weight to develop a 'line of best fit' through the data. The cyclist who deviates furthest from that line (in a positive direction!) will be declared the True King/Queen of the Mountain. This puts EVERYONE in the mix - old, young, heavy, light.
Join these Strava Clubs and track your training! UniSA's Ride for Pain and the True King of the Mountain Corkscrew Challenge. We will need you to be in the club on the day - the First ever True KOM will rely on your strava user name - but why not join now - see how you are going? Join our exclusive club now but going to Strava, clicking on Explore, Clubs and searching for UniSA's Ride for Pain and for True King of the Mountain. Passcode for both is: Rethink Pain (note: case sensitive)
There will be some excellent prizes so take on the challenge!
Not a Strava user? Don't let that stop you. Put yourself in the shoes of a chronic pain sufferer and drive yourself to overcome the mental and physical challenge of Corkscrew Road. We're talking 2.4km uphill with an average gradient of 9.4%. Opt in (or cop out) on the day.
20km RIVER RIDE
Recreational riders, young and old, will enjoy this 20km ride along the River Torrens. Families are more than welcome, so round up the kids, grab your bikes and hit the road for this leisurely ride through Linear Park.
On the day
The ride will depart from UniSA's Reid Lawns on Frome Road, with check-in from 7.00am. Hills riders depart at 8.30am and River riders at 9.15am.
Following the ride, why not enjoy the relaxed atmosphere on the lawns, with plenty of food, drinks and entertainment on offer. UniSA's physiotherapy students will also be providing free treatment to riders.
Get moving and have a chance to win in over $2000 worth of prizes!
TRUE KING/QUEEN OF
THE MOUNTAIN CORKSCREW CHALLENGE
The True King/Queen of Corkscrew: $200 voucher from JT
cycles, $50 Simply Coffee Experience and $400 service voucher from Giant
Second place on True King/Queen of Corkscrew: $100 voucher
from Parade Cycles and $400 service voucher from Giant Cycling World.
Third place on True King/Queen of Corkscrew: $50 voucher at
Bicycle Express and $400 service voucher from Giant Cycling World.
True Prince/Princess under 20: $100 voucher from Bernie
Jones Cycles and $400 service voucher from Giant Cycling World.
LUCKY ENTRANT PRIZES
FOR PARTICIPATING IN THE TRUE KING/QUEEN OF THE MOUNTAIN CORKSCREW CHALLENGE
$50 voucher at Bicycle Express; $50 Simply Coffee Experience
LUCKY ENTRANT FOR
RIDING THE HILLS WITH OR WITHOUT THE CORKSCREW
$400 voucher at Giant Cycling World; $100 voucher at Glenelg
Buy the exclusive 2013 event jersey
exclusive 2013 UniSA's Ride for Pain jersey is available to purchase
for the special price of only $50 when you register for the event. Your purchase can be made
during the registration process.
You must order your jersey before 1 March to guarantee deliver before the ride. Any jerseys ordered after 1 March will be available after the event.