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.
John’s next epic adventure takes him to Philadelphia for the City to Shore Bike Ride supporting MS. He will attempt to cover 260km’s over 2 days on a conventional bike.
Nothing is too much for John who continues to inspire and give hope to Australian’s living in wheelchairs.