Teamwork and fundraising will combine in Tasmania this week when the 2011 Share the Road Tour (STRT) takes cyclists to some of the most spectacular and diverse scenery the island state has to offer.
The event is a unique corporate ride through some iconic locations such as the Tamar Valley, Sheffield, Mount Roland and Cradle Mountain, with money being raised to help fund a new national road safety campaign.
It was established on the back of the successful A Metre Matters campaign – launched at the Canberra to Melbourne Corporate ride in November 2009.
The Amy Gillett Foundation plans to use this event to make a positive impact on the 16 to 24-year-old-male driver demographic responsible for 20 per cent of the deaths and serious injuries that occur around Australia annually.
From this Thursday November 17 until Sunday November 20 participants will take on either the Sprinters challenge of around 60 to 80 km per day, or the Rouleurs challenge of 120 to 160 km per day.
Current and retired professional cyclists will also be involved, helping amateurs with advice, encouragement and inspiration to reach their daily targets.
Participants are bound to take pride in their personal achievements over the four days, as well as their significant contribution to a worthwhile cause aimed at saving Australian lives.
As well as meeting like-minded people and enjoying amazing views throughout the journey, riders will experience the adrenalin rush of the Ben Lomond descent – a thrilling downhill portion of the course in stark contrast with some of the more gruelling hill climbs.
The STRT invites managing directors, partners and directors to donate to the cause and join what promises to be a truly memorable beginning to a summer fitness program.