Now in its 11th year, the famous Bobbin Head Cycle Classic – or ‘The Bobbo’ as it’s affectionately known – will see riders from near and far push their pedals thanks to Rotary, raising money for Lifeline and other charities in the most scenic of rides.
On 18 September, the Rotary Clubs of Ku-ring-gai, St Ives, Turramurra and Wahroonga will deliver one of the most stunningly beautiful charity rides with the 11th Bobbin Head Cycle Classic, known as The Bobbo. It’s not just a scenic ride however, it’s a major fundraiser with 50% of the money raised going towards Lifeline’s local crisis support and counselling services.
“The Bobbo is a charity event run by volunteers. The event’s organisers encourage all supporters, well-wishers and family members of riders to join in the fundraising effort if they possibly can. Fundraising for the Bobbo or sponsoring a rider are unbelievably easy, painless and wonderful ways to support Lifeline. Mental health is being hit hard by the impact of Covid -19 and now, more than ever our charities are in need of your support. Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury is proud to be the event’s primary charity partner.”
Other charities that benefit from the Bobbo include: KYDS Youth Development Service Inc; Eagles RAPS; Hornsby Ku-ring gai Women’s Shelter; Cromehurst Foundation; Hornsby Connect Inc.; Bo Children’s Hospital; Mentoring Men; and Northern Beaches Community Cancer Care.
The Bobbin Head Cycle Classic includes four scenic rides through Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, Bobbin Head, West Head and Akuna Bay. The event is not a race, instead it’s a community ride for bike enthusiasts and recreational riders. Whether a novice or a serious player, there is a ride option for everyone with 27km, 57km, 80km or 104km options.
Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury’s new Chief Executive Officer, Elizabeth Lovell signals the criticality of this ride in their 2022 program calendar.
“We are very proud of our involvement with the annual BOBBO fundraising ride the past 10 years. The day is an energy-filled and rewarding experience where all family members can help and support us through riding, donation or volunteering,” says Elizabeth.
“Funds raised enable us to touch thousands of people at a time of personal crisis, so the impact of this charity ride is immeasurable.”
Online registrations will be taken up to 12 noon on Saturday before Bobbo. Collect your bib at Registrations on Karuah Oval 60 minutes before your ride.
You can also follow and support the wonderful Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury here: https://lifelineh2h.org.au/