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Over 1500 cyclists are expected to ride from Glenelg to Victor Harbor on Sunday 22 March in a bid to get more bums on bikes and raise money for The Smith Family.

In what will be perfect weather, over 1500 riders are expected to tackle South Australia’s most spectacular one day Ride – all the way from Glenelg to Victor Harbor.

“This ride is all about getting more bums on bikes,” says Michael Bridge, General Manager of Bicycle SA.

“We know cycling is a great way to keep fit and get where you want to go, but this Sunday everyone will also be having a lot of fun.”

Riders can choose to ride 10 – 20 – 65 – 95 or 120 kilometres all the way from Glenelg to Victor Harbor along one of South Australia’ most spectacular cycling routes.

“Boileau are once again proud to continue our support of Bike SA this year,” says Angelique Boileau, Managing Director of Boileau Business Technology.

The ride originally began in 2000 and has been brought back this year since its hiatus in 2011. The number of people cycling into and around Adelaide each day has grown by more than 88% since 2003 and there are currently 220,000 South Australians that ride a bike every week.

Riders aged from 1 to 82 will be riding on the day.

Going the extra mile? – Cycle for a child

Riders in the Boileau Velo Coast to Coast ride have taken on the fundraising challenge to support The Smith Family and raise $100k for Australian kids in need.

General Manager for The Smith Family SA, Graham Jaeschke, said that it was great to see so many South Australians embracing the cycling challenge, and going the extra mile to get sponsored for a child in need.

“We know that currently 1 in 10 Australian children live in financial disadvantage. The Smith Family supports these children with the tools they need to succeed in their education and create a better future for themselves.”

“We are less than halfway to our fundraising goal. While we know that many riders will amp up their fundraising this weekend and after the event, we are asking for the public’s support to ensure that we reach our target and can further support young South Australians in need,” said Graham.

To sponsor a rider visit coast2coastfundraising.com.au

Event Details:

Date: Sunday 22 March 2015

Distance options:   120km/95km/65km/20km/10km

Start times: 7.30am at Glenelg (120km), 8am at both Stirling (95km) and Meadows (65km), 10am at Victor Harbor (10km & 20km loops)

Cost: Entry fees from $15

Registration: www.bikesa.asn.au/coast2coast

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