Merimbula cyclist Darren Stevens is donning his jersey to hit the road once again with a show of strength and endurance to help make a difference to kids in need.
He will be taking place in the 2016 Future2 Wheel Classic, a seven day, 930km charity ride through Perth and picturesque Margaret River.
This will be Mr Stevens’ fifth Wheel Classic in a row, each year raising thousands of dollars for local communities.
“Over the past four Wheel Classics I have raised over $20,000, made a heap of new cycling friends and have been able to see some of the projects that Future 2 foundation has funded over the years,” the local financial planner said.
Mr Stevens first entered the Wheel Classic five years ago having not ridden a bike since his teenage years.
“I started training with the hopes of completing one leg, which was about 150 kilometres. After that I decided to make doing the whole ride the following year my goal.”
Five years on and Mr Stevens has become hooked on cycling, entering various races and charity rides but the Wheel Classic remains close to his heart and he is hoping to raise $5000 this year.
The Future2 Wheel Classic seeks to raise money from the financial planning community to fund not-for-profit projects across Australia in the areas of financial literacy, skills training, work experience, community service and mentoring. Over the past seven years the it has raised more than $585,000 to help young Australians who are doing it tough.
Support Darren at www.wheelclassic2016.everydayhero.com/au/darren.
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