It’s that time again, where advisers dress up in lycra and show off the legs that have been hiding under suit pants for too long.
Future2’s annual cycling fundraising event takes to the road next month on a 1250km route from Melbourne to Sydney. The annual event will raise hundreds of thousands of dollars to help disadvantaged young Australians towards brighter futures.
Thirty one keen cyclists have signed up for what promises to be one of life’s unforgettable experiences – a challenge of mental and physical stamina that will bring the satisfaction of knowing they are helping some of the most at-risk and in-need kids in Australia.
Just ask Peter Bobbin, Ray Griffin or Roger Simionato. This will be the fourth time cycling for all three of these enthusiasts.
Bobbin is a lawyer and says that in one way or another, he owes his career as a lawyer to the financial services profession.
“Many of my skills were taught to me by financial advisers. Future2 and the Wheel Classic is my chance to give back to the profession that I love.”
Ray Griffin was the one that threw down the challenge for Bobbin in the first instance. Griffin is a director at AdviserVoice and Baiocchi Griffin Private Wealth, and a founding trustee of Future2.
“It might be said that I have cycling in my DNA with a strong family connection with the sport. In fact my late father, Jack Griffin, was the inspiration for the first two Wheel Classics from Bourke to Sydney.”
He says that he’s riding in the Melbourne to Sydney Wheel Classic to help young Australians get a second chance at having a good life. “I'm also riding so my Wheel Classic co-founder, Peter Bobbin, can't say that he's ridden more of them than me!”
Each cyclist has set up an online fundraising page and is seeking the support of friends, family, colleagues and anyone who wants to recognise their herculean effort and selfless dedication to a great cause. Donations can be made at www.future2fundraising.org.au/event/f2wheelclassic2013.