The 2018 JMF Ride Day heads to the scenic Hunter Valley for a NEW VENUE. On our ride amongst the vineyards of this beautiful region we will be joined (for the whole weekend!) by Australian cycling icon and two-time Olympic Champion Anna Meares! We are honoured and humbled to have Anna join us. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to ride with with Anna.
For this year’s event our base is the Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley for the evenings of September 7 and 8, 2018 with a great schedule of riding, wine tasting and the official presentation dinner with grants presented to some fantastic families. The riding throughout the region is brilliant and on the morning of Saturday September 7 we will have a “shorter and slower” (circa 50-60km distance) and a “further and faster” (circa 100 – 120km distance) group to offer something for all abilities.
Your Saturday morning effort on the bike will be rewarded with an afternoon at the stunning Tinonee Vineyard Estate for canapes and wine tasting. Our bus transfers to and from the Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley will allow you to enjoy a couple of drinks before we sit down to our formal presentation dinner at the Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley where we will present grants to deserving young Australians and see the fruits of your fundraising efforts before your eyes.
We have a group accommodation block in place at the Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley and have a range of single occupancy, double occupancy, twin share and two bedroom villa options available.
Thank you for your continued support of the John Maclean Foundation and the JMF Ride Day. We hope you can join us (and Anna Meares!) for this year’s event.
Sydney, NSW: On Thursday May 8, 2014 at URBAN Hotel in St Leonards, The John Maclean Foundation gave away over $20,000 worth of Grants to families with young Aussies in Wheelchairs.
Foundation founder John Maclean awarded each of the grants on the night, which directly enabled the purchase of a key piece of equipment enabling the recipients to remain as active and included in every day life as possible.
John Maclean has been in a wheelchair for 25 years after being hit by a truck whilst training for his first triathlon, the Nepean Tri. John was recently featured on 60 Minutes who covered some of his most incredible feats – from swimming the English Channel to finishing the Hawaiian IRONMAN and now leaving his wheelchair behind and taking steps towards walking again.
On October 26, 2014, John will be attempting the Nepean Triathlon as an able bodied athlete, no wheelchair…