The overwhelming response from our Captain’s Ride is
– “a life changing experience of epic proportions”.
Like everyone, we’ve been closely monitoring COVID-19 Pandemic and the ongoing official advice. As a consequence of the current environment we’ve taken the difficult decision to postpone The Captains Ride 2020 until 2021.
The Foundation is deeply disappointed not to be able to conduct The Ride this year, and as you’re aware, this is also our primary fundraising campaign for the Grants we provide to children, young adults, and families we support.
Team Waugh are extremely grateful for the ongoing loyalty and commitment from The Captain’s Ride Sponsors, Riders, Volunteers, and Supporters, during these challenging times for everyone.
We hope you stay safe and well, and look forward to keeping in touch and sharing updated news on The Captain’s Ride 2021.
Never forget the words that are at the very core of this Foundation ,and the ones that ensure we will overcome this current challenge – Strength of Character.
- Steve and Lynette Waugh
The Captain's Ride is the highlight of the Steve Waugh Foundation's fundraising campaign - an internationally attended 'by approved application only,' exclusive 6 day on road cycle Tour.
At the core of The Ride is a Leadership Program for Captain's of Industry, emerging leaders, and anyone who wants to be a Captain in their own life.
The Captain's Ride is about people from all walks of life leading, inspiring, supporting and guiding others. Steve Waugh personally invites and creates a unique team of International Riders who make up the inspirational Leadership Program each evening.
Steve Waugh shares stories, our Ride Ambassadors, champions and celebrity guests share their personal experiences which provides the leadership experience and motivation each day.
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.
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, raise awareness about Rare Diseases and the bravery of the kids who live with them, and in some way replicate what our kids and families go through each and every day. These key motivators have driven every aspect of The Captain’s Ride.
We will make a genuine and real impact in changing the lives of children living with a Rare Disease.
Thank you for helping us 'put Rare Diseases on the map’.
- Steve Waugh AO
The Captain’s Ride is designed as a challenge on and off the bike. Rider Team Members make a significant commitment in terms of time, training and fundraising.
400,000 Australian children
6,000 – 8,000 rare diseases
With ‘strength of character’ we ride for them.
Our target is to raise significant funds for the Steve Waugh Foundation to champion the stories of and provide life changing support to children and young adults affected by a rare diseases. You can be a part of the Ride by making a donation to a Rider or to the Foundation.
Together we are
‘PUTTING RARE DISEASES ON THE MAP’