Tour de Brisbane
Sun 05 April 2020

Ride for transplant research in one of the world's only cycling events that closes a city!


About Tour de Brisbane - Sun 05 April 2020

The Tour de Brisbane is a unique, fully closed road cycling event on Sun 05 April 2020.

It brings the community together on two wheels to enjoy an iconic city-based course, while also raising funds for organ transplant research through The Common Good.

There are 4 distances to consider (120km, 60km, 30km and 8km). More details on course routes, ride distances and start times are available here.

It's time to ride and fundraise for The Common Good! Together we can continue to fund research to help give more people a second chance at life through organ transplant!

Discounted Entry - Use our Activation Code

As a supporter of The Common Good, we have secured you EXCLUSIVE, discounted registration pricing INCLUDING the exclusive event jersey. Discounted pricing available up until online entry closes on 26 March 2020 (Saving you up to 30% on regular pricing).

The Common Good EXCLUSIVE pricing:

  • 120km Gran Fondo - $175 (Saving over 20% instead of regular price $219)
  • 60km Medio - $99 (Saving over 30% instead of regular price $145)
  • 30km Piccolo - $75 (Saving over 10% instead of regular price $85)
  • 8km Community Ride: FREE

Simply register online here and then follow the prompts to input the unique activation code: thecommongood, during registration to take advantage of this special pricing. 


Your Fundraising Impact

100% of the funds raised in Tour de Brisbane 2020 will go straight towards supporting the vital work of organ transplant medical researchers backed by The Common Good - an initiative of The Prince Charles Hospital Foundation.

The research is time critical - for every $44 raised, another hour of research work can occur. Through fundraising, every single rider and every single donor has the power to make a huge impact on the lives of worthy Queenslanders.

It's why your fundraising and donations for organ transplant research means the world—not just to us, but to people like Kate and Mul.

Fundraising Prizes

Very soon we'll be announcing some incredible prizes for our fundraising superstars! Like and Follow our Facebook page to stay up-to-date on all things Tour de Brisbane!

Fundraising Made Easy

Now you've got the cycling part down, let's get onto the giving!

Don’t be overwhelmed - fundraising can be as easy as sending a couple of emails and sharing your fundraising page on social media! 
We recommend starting early to give yourself the most time to raise your funds.

We're just putting the finishing touches on our revised Fundraising Guide that includes draft email templates to your friends + images you can share on social media to boost your fundraising - check back here soon!

Remember, we are here to support you and help you reach your fundraising goals–contact us on (07) 3139 4636.

Top Fundraising Tips

Email everyone you know!

Are your family and friends your biggest fans? How about the colleague that can’t escape you at the water cooler? These are prime candidates for your support crew! Why not send them an email with a link to your page (to make it easy) and a bit about the great cause. You will be on your way to your fundraising goal in no time!

Work your social media

Share how far you are cycling and why you’re doing it on social media. And as you train, keep your followers updated with photos, stories and videos of the efforts you’re putting in, and you’ll be surprised how much they’ll want to support you. But remember—you have to actually ASK! So, make sure you say (write?) the words, and always include a link to your donation page to make it as easy as possible. And by the time the day of the cycle rolls round, no doubt you will have a cheer squad ready to go at the finish line both in person and online!

Get creative

The best ideas are the ones that get others involved and are a little left of centre! So why not host an event and invite your friends along? Offer to cook your friends dinner in exchange for a small donation (or if you’re a terrible cook, offer not to!) have a garage sale, or sell cupcakes at work to raise money. There’s no limit to what you can do, so be creative!

Pledges based on reaching your fundraising goal also work for the more competitive in your group (we all have them). This can be anything from wearing your bike socks to work (or your full lycra outfit if you’re especially daring), performing a karaoke number during an all staffer, or even offering to wash the car of the person who gets you across the line. Get creative and have fun.


Cycle of Giving Legacy

The Cycle of Giving first started in 2006 after one of its founders, Mal Long received a lifesaving heart transplant. Mal and his wife Mary wanted to acknowledge and thank their donor family; the team of doctors, nurses and specialists at The Prince Charles Hospital; and to raise awareness for organ and tissue donation.

By 2012, the event had grown so much that the Queen of Hearts (as Mary is affectionately known), decided to pass the event organisation baton onto The Prince Charles Hospital Foundation.

Thanks to your support, the event has now grown to a point where it needs to evolve again! It's why we are joining forces with Tour de Brisbane in 2020 to introduce a broader rider population to the need to fund more organ transplant research.

Very soon we will be excited to announce a Cycle of Giving legacy project in the coming weeks, which is all about funding more transplant research.


FAQs

  • Yes! The Common Good is the charity partner of the Tour de Brisbane, with 100% of fundraising going directly to help fund organ transplant research, just as it did with the Cycle of Giving.

  • Absolutely not! Our transplant riders are just as important as ever and will continue to be acknowledged as such with a special jersey. We will have some more information available soon on how to order these jerseys. The jersey sizing chart is available here: https://www.scody.com/content/47-sizing Holding the event in April means the temperature is likely to be cooler which will help the rider experience.

  • One of the benefits of the 2020 Tour de Brisbane is that there are multiple distances and routes available, all of which start and finish at South Bank. The official routes will be released early December 2019, with some route information, including minimum age requirements below: • 120km Gran Fondo - 17 years old as of 31 December 2020. This course includes Mt Coot-tha • 60km Medio - 15 years old as of 31 December 2020; 20km/hr average speed, e-bikes okay. This course includes Mt Coot-tha and totals 950m in climbing. • 30km Piccolo - 13 years old as of 31 December 2020. e-bikes and recumbents permitted. This course catches the Legacy Way, skipping Mt Coot-tha, with a total of 400m climbing.

  • This year Tour de Brisbane will include a free Community Ride for families! All children under 12 must be supervised by an adult, with minimum riding age of 6. Children under 6 are permitted to participate on a tag-along bike or in bike seats.

  • As a supporter of The Common Good, we have secured you EXCLUSIVE, discounted registration pricing INCLUDING the exclusive event jersey. Discounted pricing available up until online entry closes on 26 March 2020 (Saving you up to 30% on regular pricing). The Common Good EXCLUSIVE pricing: 120km Gran Fondo - $175 (Saving over 20% instead of regular price $219) 60km Medio - $99 (Saving over 30% instead of regular price $145) 30km Piccolo - $75 (Saving over 10% instead of regular price $85) 8km Community Ride: FREE Simply register online at tourdebrisbane.org and then follow the prompts to input the unique activation code: thecommongood, during registration to take advantage of this special pricing.

  • Your registration will cover the operational expenses for the ride, event insurance, over 120km of closed roads for your safety and improved route support. In addition, they’ll be four feed zones and timing chips with live splits and results. You will receive the official 2020 Tour de Brisbane Scody cycling jersey, finishers cycling cap and bidon (French for water bottle), finishers medal and access to the post-event village. Make sure you use the unique activation code, thecommongood, during your registration to receive Super Early Bird discounted rates. The Common Good receives no income from registrations; our efforts will be supporting you and your fundraising for this event!

  • The special rate for past Cycle of Giving riders will be available until online registrations close, on 26 March 2020. You can still register on the day; however full rates will apply. Tour de Brisbane also offers Drip Pay, allowing you to register now, but pay later.

  • Register online at tourdebrisbane.org and follow the prompts to input this special discount code: thecommongood

  • Our commitment to you, our generous fundraisers, hasn’t changed. We will provide you with all the support you need to boost your fundraising. Very soon, we will upload a digital copy of our revised ‘Fundraising Guide’, pre-designed social media images, posters, pre-written emails and email signatures for you to use in your fundraising efforts.

  • There is no minimum fundraising requirement for each rider. The Common Good receives no income from registrations, which is why your fundraising efforts for this event will go a long way in funding more organ transplant research!

  • Everyone who registers to ride for The Common Good will receive a special limited edition Tour de Brisbane jersey for FREE! There is also a special jersey available for organ transplant recipients. We’ll be in touch with you before the event to help you order your jersey. Jersey sizing charts are available here: https://www.scody.com/content/47-sizing

  • There most certainly will be. Stay tuned as we announce some amazing prizes on offer for our fundraising superstars in Tour de Brisbane 2020!

  • Yes, you can form your own team on your fundraising profile across multiple distances.

  • You sure can! The Community Ride is a free event; but that doesn’t affect your ability to fundraise. While ride registration for the Community Ride will not open until early January, you can still create a fundraising page here now: https://tourderisbane.gofundraise.com.au/pages/create

  • Most definitely! Please phone NX Sports on 1300 282 949 to have your registration changed to being a rider for The Common Good.

  • Yes, you must be satisfied you will meet the minimum average speed criteria needed to complete your course distance within the road-closure period. There will be multiple curfew points across the course to ensure that your ride is fully supported, and the event complies with issued permits. 120km Gran Fondo - to be calculated on final course approval. Estimated at 20km/hr minimum. 60km Medio - to be calculated on final course approval. Estimated at 20km/hr minimum. 30km Piccolo - to be calculated on final course approval. Estimated at 18km/hr minimum. If you cannot maintain the average speed for the duration of the Gran Fondo, we recommend you enter the Medio or Piccolo. More info on not meeting a curfew is available on the event terms and conditions: https://www.tourdebrisbane.org/tac

  • Absolutely - everyone is welcome to ride! If you are competitive, Tour de Brisbane recommends you join your 120km Gran Fondo Age Group category. If you do not think you can maintain the average speed requirements of the 120km Gran Fondo, we recommend you enter a shorter distance with options being the 60km Medio, 30km Piccolo or the 8km Community Ride.

  • NX Sports Phone: 1300 282 949 Email: growth@nxsports.org - Web: www.nxsports.org

  • Michael Brazier, Giving Manager, The Common Good Phone: 3139 6123 or email michael.brazier@tpchfoundation.org.au


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