Last week we wrote about our journey in the lead up to Brissie to the Bay, The Ride to Fight MS and we did it! 23 Netorians, 100km and over $24,000 raised!
Brissie to the Bay is an annual cycling event held by MS Queensland in order to raise funds for those currently living with MS. On Sunday the 17th June, 23 brave Netorians woke up before sunrise, slipped into our lycra, strapped on our helmets and set off to Musgrave Park ready to smash the 100km ride.
Joined by over 4,000 other riders, our nerves were high when it was time to start, but the Neto team were ready and excited to be a part of this amazing event, for such an important cause.
Starting out at Musgrave Park in West End, we then headed out to Wynnum for our first pitstop 25km in. Feeling good at this point and greeted by our amazing (and loud) support team, we then headed down along the coast and out to the Cleveland lighthouse where we reached the halfway mark.
Setting off from Cleveland and heading towards the next pitstop at the 75km mark meant hills, hills and more hills (did I mention hills?). But knowing we had the support of everyone at Neto behind us, along with all of our amazing donors and sponsors, the team dug deep and pushed through.
The end was in sight and after a quick water stop at the 75km mark; only 25km stood between us and our goal, but then – more hills!
Although our legs were really feeling it at this point, Netorians aren’t known for giving up and with our cheer team awaiting our arrival at the finish line, every member of Netour De Bay crossed the finish line, 100km done!
Brissie to the Bay - Ride to Fight MS exists to raise funds to support the increasing number of people living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). MS affects more young people than any other acquired chronic neurological disease and between one and two Australians are diagnosed with MS every single day.
This is a cause close to the hearts of all of us here at Neto – with our Chairman Kevin Udell, currently living with the disease.
We’d like to take this opportunity to give a huge thanks to our corporate sponsors and partners, without your help we would not have been able to raise as much as we have.
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With your support we were able to raise $25,052.69 to help those currently living with MS.
We’d also like to thank everyone who donated, if you would like to donate, (there is still time!) you can do so here.