On Wednesday 30 March, motorcycle enthusiasts, including three-time Supercar Championship winner and seven-time Bathurst Champion Craig Lowndes OAM and ex-500cc MotoGP Champion
Daryl Beattie, will navigate through 500 kilometres of South-East Queensland’s most beautiful terrain to raise much needed funds for medical research.
The inaugural eight-hour Ride For Good, hosted by The Common Good (an initiative of The Prince Charles Hospital), will be raising money for vital medical research into heart disease, lung disease, mental health, and dementia, conditions that affect over 90% of the community.
“I’m thrilled to join the first ‘Ride for Good’ and help contribute to a cause as important and powerful as The Common Good. $44, that’s all it takes to fund one-hour of medical research through the life changing projects that The Common Good support. Projects that are making a difference to the health of our community not only in Brisbane, but at a state and national level” Lowndes said. “It’s set to be an incredible day. South-East Queensland has such a wonderfully diverse landscape and I’m looking forward to a great day of riding at the same time knowing that we’re supporting some truly innovative projects such as identifying potential new drugs that could prevent people from dying of sudden heart failure,” Beattie said.
On the day, Craig and Daryl will be joined by members of the South-East Queensland business community including Gadens Brisbane Chairman Paul Spiro, IT Integrity Founder and CEO Scott Lawnton, Seventh Day Adventist Aged Care CEO Eric Anderson, Airbag Man Managing Director Richard Clamp and Young Henrys QLD Statesman Kris Kempnich, who have pledged to raise $4,400 each, enabling 100 hours of medical research for The Common Good.
The Common Good CEO, Michael Hornby welcomed Craig and Daryl to the Ride For Good and thanked all the motorcyclists for their efforts in raising awareness, and important funds for medical research.
“We wouldn’t be able to do what we do without the support of our generous community. We know that the last two years have been particularly tough off the back of COVID as well as the recent floods, but to see some of Brisbane’s incredible business leaders help us provide the sustainable funding that is needed to make sure medical breakthroughs can still happen is something really special and that we are truly grateful for,” said Mr Hornby who has already raised more than 98 hours of research towards his ride.
“We thank Craig and Daryl and our team of motorcycle enthusiasts who by raising vital funds for medical research, really are riding for good.”
The group is aiming to collectively raise $44,000 to fund over 1,000 hours of medical research. The ride will depart Chermside at 7:00am with motorcyclists passing through Mount Glorious, Glasshouse Mountains and Mt Mee before returning to The Prince Charles Hospital at 3pm.