LifeFlight is a not for profit organisation providing a critical care medical rescue helicopter service to the residents and visitors of Queensland . The service operates from 5 community bases, including Maroochydore, Toowoomba, Brisbane, Mt Isa and Bundaberg 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Over 44,000 lives have been saved since it began in 1981. Last year over 1800 lives were saved. Every lifesaving mission, providing emergency critical patient care by our specialised medical teams, costs in excess of $12,500. The service is free to the community. To meet these operational costs, LifeFlight must raise funds through charitable donations and fundraising events, such as the Tour de Rescue. You can help keep our choppers flying by riding in our Tour de Rescue cycling event and raising the vital funds needed to continue our lifesaving service to the community of Queensland.
Robbie McEwen – LifeFlight Tour de Rescue Ambassador
Our ambassador Robbie McEwen will ride with our participants with a police escort departing from North Brisbane to Maroochydore on the Sunshine Coast on Sunday 13th August 2017 at 0630hrs. The 155km route is challenging but achievable by any novice cyclist. The course winds its way through the rolling hills lying within the northern outskirts of northern Brisbane and making its way past the Glasshouse mountains then onto the wonderfully scenic areas of the Blackall range, including Montville and Mapleton, before descending to our LifeFlight Base at Maroochydore, not far from the foreshore of the pristine coastal village of Mudjimba. Certainly a bucket list ride for any cyclist!
The LifeFlight Tour de Rescue peloton will remain intact once departing from North Brisbane and make our way to the LifeFlight Sunshine Coast base at Maroochydore airport , travelling at a manageable tempo, with the opportunity to test yourself, if you so desire, at your own speed, up the climb up to the Blackall Range where we will stop for lunch and take in the fabulous views at Mapleton.
Register as an individual participant or as a team of 4 and help us raise $100,000 to continue saving lives throughout Queensland. Our fundraising team can provide you with all the support you need to raise your minimum target. We guarantee every dollar raised will contribute to keeping our choppers flying. You will be making a difference!
Registration cost is $180 for an individual and $95 for an individual as part of a team (4 riders).
You will receive full rider support which includes:
- the opportunity to ride alongside 3 time TDF Green Jersey winner, Robbie McEwen
- full ‘top of the range’ Euro cycling kit designed by Robbie McEwen.
- police escort
- morning tea including coffee
- all nutritional and hydration requirements
- food and drink at the end of the ride
- bike mechanic
- medical support
- fundraising support
Each participant is expected to raise a minimum of $500. As an additional incentive, those that raise over $2,500 will become a member of Team Robbie McEwen and receive a special memento from Robbie. Every $ raised goes directly to saving lives. We understand that meeting your fundraising target will initially seem daunting, that’s why the LifeFlight fundraising team is there to provide support and make the process that much easier! You just have to ask!
Our objective is to provide you with a unique cycling experience with all necessary details taken care of, so your only concern is cycling, socialising and taking in some of the most beautiful scenery that South –East Queensland has to offer.
For more information please phone Fiona MacAnally on 0475 776 511