Anna Meares to reward grit and determination in Perth endurance ride

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Future2’s annual cycling fundraising event is on in October.

Future2’s annual cycling fundraising event kicks off next week.

Nineteen cyclists from across Australia will set off tomorrow from the Esther Café in Perth for the 2016 Future2 Wheel Classic. The seven-day, 930km fundraising ride will take a coastal route to Margaret River, returning to Perth via Bridgetown and Mandurah in time for the opening of the FPA Professionals Congress on Wednesday 23 November.

Australian Olympic Cycling legend, Anna Meares OAM, will greet the Wheel Classic riders on stage at the FPA Congress, presenting trophies to the top fundraisers, and the cyclist who showed the most grit and determination during the ride.

The 2016 event is the seventh organised by the Future2 Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA). The ride raises funds to bring new opportunity and hope to socially and financially disadvantaged young Australians through its Make the Difference! grants program.

The ride kicks off from The Esther Café in Como, an initiative of The Esther Foundation, a notfor-profit organisation that was awarded a multi-year grant by Future2 in 2015 for its Positive Pathways program. The Esther Foundation provides recovery services for young women to overcome life controlling struggles and issues.

Past Wheel Classic routes have included Bourke to Sydney (2010 and 2011), Sydney to Melbourne (2012), Melbourne to Sydney (2013), Melbourne to Adelaide (2014) and Sydney to Brisbane (2015). AMP continued to support the Wheel Classic for the sixth consecutive year.

To support the cyclists on their ride, visit their individual fundraising pages below:

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