Rider information and registration: BT Future2 Wheel Classic, 7-16 September 2011


Cyclist registration and information


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The BT Future2 Wheel Classic is the initiative of Future2 founding trustees Ray Griffin and Peter Bobbin. Ray is a keen amateur cyclist and former award-winning financial planning professional. Peter Bobbin is a well known Sydney based tax lawyer to the financial services industry. The inaugural BT Future2 Wheel Classic in 2010 raised over $88,000 for Future2’s grant program, which supports charities giving a second chance to disadvantaged young Australians. The 1250 km ride follows the route taken in 1955 by Ray’s father, now aged 79, a member of the Speedwell team that took part in the Daily Telegraph-sponsored Bourke – Sydney Cycle Tour. In those days much of the road was rough and untarred.
As well as fundraising, the objective of the ride is to create local, state-wide and national awareness of the great work that many financial planners do in their communities, giving practical help for the financially and socially disadvantaged. All of the money raised – through sponsorship, donations and fundraising events – will go to the Future2 Foundation.Cyclists who register to take part will be required to make a payment of $150 ($125 for shared room) per day to cover accommodation, meals and a contribution to insurance and support vehicle costs.As well as our Gold, Silver and Bronze partners, the BT Future2 Wheel Classic has been generously supported by other suppliers of goods and services. Special thanks to Toowards, for their help with our website; and to Money Management, our Media Partner, who are helping to promote the Classic online and in the magazine.

Future2, the foundation of the Australian financial planning professionFuture2 was established in 2007 by a small group of passionate financial planners seeking to demonstrate the profession’s commitment to social responsibility. The foundation exists to support the financially under-privileged and to enable financial planners and associated stakeholders to give back to the community from which they draw their livelihoods. A key factor differentiating Future2 from other foundations is its strong link with financial planners who assist with project identification, fundraising and promoting the foundation’s work in the community.Now in it’s fifth year, Future2’s Make the Difference! Grants program has assisted diverse projects working with disadvantaged young Australians in Adelaide, Brisbane, Loddon Murray (VIC), Mackay, Mascot, Melbourne, Mildura, Orange and North Sydney. Click to the view the details

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