Endure for a Cure has finished for another year and Quay Consulting would like to send a massive thank you to our clients, consultants and friends who donated than $10,000 for our second spin at the endurance charity ride, which was held at the Sydney Motorsport Park on Friday May 8th.
Over 100 cyclists saddled up to participate in this year’s event, with the goal of riding as many kilometres as possible over 12 hours to raise much needed funds for the Children’s Cancer Institute.
The result? Cyclists on the day raised over $255,000, which will go a long way to supporting research into curing kids’cancers and the Personalised Medicine Program.
“It’s an incredible outcome and will make a difference to the efforts of CCI to continue their research,” said Rod Adams. “It’s been a great effort by everyone involved to help sick kids and their families.”
In addition to thanking Quay’s sponsors, we’d also like to extend a huge thanks to our team on the day for making it possible. Michael, Rod and Brad were joined by Peter Dennis (IAG), Simon Herbert (Digital4Sight), Peter Sewell (News), Jesse Kennedy and Nick Dieltiens (Nova Reperta), a team effort that resulted in a total distance of 1468km.
“It was a great atmosphere again this year and a fantastic effort from all of the riders,” said Rod Adams. “This is a challenge for the riders, for sure, and while we each had personal goals, it’s nothing compared to the kids who have a much harder endurance race.”
As Michael Bolton said. “Kids with cancer shouldn’t have to endure such grueling treatment. Endure for A Cure brings a lot of levity on the day, but we all know why we’re here.”
“What’s a little lycra burn by comparison?” quipped Brad Kane.”What was great is how quick others were to jump in and make sure we were well looked after on the day.”
The comraderie and good-natured banter between the teams was helped along by the fantastic support from CCI, event volunteers and a gaggle of UWS supporters out in force to show solidarity with kids currently in treatment for cancer. The day also brought out a few whackier moments, including a show of pure dedication from a pair of unicyclists making the circuit without brakes or gears, a roving chicken helmet and visits from superheroes and Jedi knights.
Cyclists were actively encouraged by the event’s organisers to make the most of the masseuses assigned by Primus Movement to each team base.
“Jen from Primus Movement asked us how it was out on the track, so we offered to send her out for a couple of laps on our behalf so she could see for herself,” said Brad. “She just jumped in and did her bit.”
“That says everything about what this day was about,” said Rod.”We knew we could go better this year with our team targets and it was unreal to have such great support from our colleagues, clients and friends.”