Pollie Pedal 2018
Experience Tasmania on this three day charity bike ride. 23-25 February 2018.
Diabetes Tasmania’s PolliePedal has been running in Tasmania for the past 12 years. Over those years the rides have raised over $590,000 for the 82,000+ Tasmanians who are living with diabetes, living with undiagnosed diabetes or at high risk of developing diabetes, and cycled over 3,600kms. All money raised stays in Tasmania to fund DT's educational programs and services which run across the State and also their children’s camps for our kids who have type one diabetes. These camps run from birth to young adult age – 5 different camps are run throughout the year.
PolliePedal is a unique event that showcases Tasmania and all it has to offer. Riders come come from Melbourne, Sydney, previously Brisbane and New Zealand and of course all over Tasmania who return year after year.
Key to the event is ensuring that the message of a healthy lifestyle is spread. The ride visits local primary schools, community groups and aged care facilities along the chosen route. The route is usually a rural setting and includes some areas that may not have this kind of exposure to diabetes on an everyday basis.
Like Bicycle Network, Diabetes Tasmania is partnered with the Schools Triathlon Challenge, to help promote the advantages of an active and healthy lifestyle.
A good ride to promote an excellent cause, check it out! Register by Wednesday 17 January.