This September, in an aim to connect Australia’s Beach and Bush communities, Rural Aid is rolling out an Australia-wide bike ride where they are encouraging you to get on your bike (or spin bike) to ride for the farmers.
At a time when we are meant to be connected as a society – isolation, loneliness, depression, suicide and mental health rates are all climbing. Rates are even higher in regional and rural areas, due to remoteness and the stresses on farmers as a result of devastating experiences. This September they don’t only want to raise awareness for Mental Health issues amongst farmers, but also raise AUD150000 to place one new counsellor in rural Australia.
How it works? Measure out a distance between a major country town and a major beach and challenge yourself to accumulate the equivalent distance over the month of September. Log your kilometres on your profile page and raise money for every kilometre you ride. Whether you ride for recreation, or to commute, or prefer to get on an exercise bike at the gym, every kilometre counts.
Not a cyclist? Not a problem! If walking of running is your thing, that works too.
Register at their website.