Chain Reaction has recently celebrated their 10 year anniversary with an incredible amount of $17,629,963 raised for charities during this time.This year our Managing Director, Josh Slattery participated in his 7th Chain Reaction Charity Bike Challenge.
The 1,000 km ride from Canberra to Melbourne challenged the 42 riders with climbs across ten mountain peaks travelling through the Snowy Mountains and the Victorian Alps. Ten mountain peaks with approximately 20,000 metres of climbing included Mt Stromlo, Charlotte Pass, Cabrumurra (Australia’s highest town), Falls Creek, Mt Hotham, Dargo High Plains and Mt Baw Baw. 20,000 metres of climbing!
The 2016 Vic ride has cumulatively raised a record amount of $1,163,994. Following day 1 of the ride, Josh received the Yellow jersey for his individual achievement of fundraising the most amount of money up until the first dayof the ride. On day 7 of the ride, Josh was awarded the Polka Dot jersey – the first rider/fundraiser to ever be awarded 2 jerseys in one ride – thoroughly deserved given his enormous fundraising efforts over multiple years with over $50,000 raised for the second year in a row. Only 5 times in the 10 year Victorian Chain Reaction history has $50,000 been raised by a sole rider. In 2016, Josh’s sponsors have generously pledged $57,075 in support of his efforts on the ride. A testament to his commitment for such a well-deserved cause.
Funds raised from this ride will benefit the Monash Children’s Hospital and the Starlight Children’s Foundation. The hospital will be able to purchase and operate a stealth guidance computer system that uses GPS-type navigation technology to allows surgeons to perform more accurate surgery on children with brain tumours.
Congratulations to all riders who participated in the Vic 2016 Chain Reaction Charity Bike Ride!