“We all need to be challenged to reach our full potential. Join me on an epic 700km journey with over 10,000m of vertical climbing from Bowral to Mount Kosciuszko. By raising the bar together we will make a genuine and real impact in changing the lives of children living with a rare disease. Be part of the Captain's Ride.”
A Message from The Captain
The words “strength of character” are the very pillar that binds the Steve Waugh Foundation. These very words best exemplify the attitude to life shown by each and every one of the children we support. This is the cornerstone of what we stand for, and dictates the choices we make as an organisation.
From the outset the idea and motivation of The Captain’s Ride has been clear - to raise significant funds for the Foundation, increase awareness about rare diseases and the bravery of the kids who live with them, and in some way replicated the challenges that our kids and families go through each and every day. These key motivators have driven every aspect of The Captain’s Ride.
Steve Waugh AO
The Captain’s Ride is the cornerstone of the Steve Waugh Foundation’s annual fundraising campaign - an exclusive ‘by invitation’ 6-day on-road cycle event inaugurated in the 10th Year Anniversary of the Foundation 2015.
One of the key objectives of the ride is to foster a sense of camaraderie and teamwork amongst the riders, provide a challenge that tests riders both mentally and physically and to create an experience that provides lifelong memories.
The significant and symbolic route is mapped out specially to meet the objectives of a life changing experience and major fundraising campaign for the Foundation.
This ride is about 'strength of character'. It's at the core of what the Steve Waugh Foundation do, from the people we support to the people who support us.
The Captain’s Ride 2016 will commence on the 29th October in Bowral, concluding 6 days later 3rd November in Mt KosciuskoPark, 701 kilometres and a total climb of 10,500 metres.
Through approved application and personal invitation, a select group to a maximum of 70 riders take on the enormous challenge of The Captain’s Ride.
Steve Waugh shares stories of the Foundation and the children it supports, and specially invited VIP’s, champions and celebrity guests share their personal experiences which provides the leadership experience and motivation riders need to make the distance each day.
Safety, Fitness & Fundraising are mandatory criteria to take on The Captain’s Ride challenge and have your application accepted.
- Do you have a road worthy bike?
- Can you commit to training?
- Can you meet the fundraising target?
Learning from our first ride, a criteria to ensure the safety and wellbeing of riders, as well as meeting fundraising targets has been put in place for applications to be accepted to join this year’s ride.
First and foremost The Captain’s Ride is a true test of character, one that is well worth the experience – the welfare of all participants is vital.
Mandatory criteria, rider fitness requirements and full terms & conditions are outlined in our Online Application Form. Review all terms and conditions.
Applications close 30 June 2016.
400,000 Australian children, 6,000 – 8,000 rare diseases - with ‘strength of character’we ride for them.
Together we will put ‘RARE DISEASES ON THE MAP’.
Our target is to raise significant funds for the Steve Waugh Foundationto champion the stories of and provide life changing support to children and young adults affected by a rare diseases.
The Captains’ Ride is the Steve Waugh Foundation’s major fundraising campaign for the year.
You can be part of the ride by:
- Putting in an application to ride.
- Make a donation to someone riding to help them meet their fundraising target.
- Make a donation to the Foundation through our website to show your support.
- Promote and share the story of the Steve Waugh Foundation and The Captain’s Ride through your social media and networks- ‘help us put rare diseases on the map’.
- Contact the Foundation if you’re interested in being a sponsor, partner of supplier of the Foundation or The Captain’s Ride.
- If you’re in the area of the ride route, and are a school, club, someone from the local community, come out and meet Steve Waugh and the Team at a stop point, or wave and cheer us from the roadside as the Team ride by!
For further information contact:
Trish van Leeuwen
p: 1300 669 935
Video Highlights From The Captain's Ride 2015
Learn what the Captain's Ride is all about
8,000 known rare diseases. 400,000 Aussie kids aren’t getting the support they need.
We ride for them.