Financial planners will set off later this week on a charity bike ride as part of fundraising efforts for the Financial Planning Association of Australia’s philanthropic arm, the Future2 Foundation.
In its 10th year, the 2019 Future2 Wheel Classic will feature 18 financial planners and other financial services professionals from across Australia (plus support crew), who will ride 819 kilometres over six stages from 22 November, the FPA said in a statement.
Cycling broadcaster Matthew Keenan, known for covering the world’s greatest cycling events including the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and the Vuelta a Espaňa, will join the riders on the first stage of the ride.
Riders will travel through the Daylesford Ranges and down to Apollo Bay. The group will ride the famous Amy Gillett Fondo route before cycling the Great Ocean Road and looping back to Queenscliff to catch a ferry to Sorrento, arriving at Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre on 27 November for the opening of the 2019 FPA Congress.
In addition, the Future2 Hiking Challenge will commence on 23 November, taking hikers to the Grampians mountain range. Twelve hikers will cover around 17 kilometres over two days.
MLC staff are contributing to the fundraising effort for both the Wheel Classic and Hiking Challenge and are aiming to raise $10,000 by hosting fundraising events for Future2 across their offices in five cities.
Iress, Magellan Financial Group and Pickles have also been named as partners for the Wheel Classic.
“We are grateful to our partners and for the commitment and generosity of the individual FPA members who take part in the Wheel Classic and Hiking Challenge to raise funds to support Future2,” said Future2 chair Petra Churcher.
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