Raring to take a spin through the streets of Brisbane in April? Make your purpose to pedal life-changing medical research.
Over $74,000 raised for life-saving medical research in 2022
Brisbane's biggest bike ride uniting 5,000+ riders
Featuring 110kms of fully closed city roads
Whether you’re an avid cyclist or more of a relaxed rider, the Australian Unity Tour de is Brisbane’s premier cycling event. Not only is it a city-stopping ride, but it also raises vital funds for life-saving medical research.
The Australian Unity Tour de Brisbane is your opportunity to ride on closed roads through some of Brisbane’s most iconic landmarks. But you don’t have to lead the pack or summit Mt Coot-Tha to walk away with hero status. When you ride in this year’s event, you can also make an important impact on the health of your community by fundraising for The Common Good.
The Common Good’s initial connection with cycling started with the Cycle of Giving, an incredible ride to support transplant research. As the Cycle of Giving continued to grow, in 2019, this event integrated with the Tour de Brisbane. The Cycle of Giving legacy and its impact still lives on, with many riders from the original event continuing to ride each year, including many transplant recipients and their loved ones.
2023 will the see the third year that The Common Good is the proud partner of the Australian Unity Tour de Brisbane, with riders continuing to raise money for transplant research, as well as heart disease, lung disease, mental health, and dementia. These conditions affect up to 90% of Australians, meaning many of our riders and their loved ones will benefit from the fundraising efforts of our incredible Australian Unity Tour de Brisbane participants.
With your help, we’re aiming to raise $150,000 via the 2023 Australian Unity Tour de Brisbane which will go on to support more than 3,100 hours of medical research. Last year, close to $75,000 was raised.
A portion of these funds went towards the ICU of the Future, which was proudly completed in December 2022.
Riders contributed to the realisation of two new bed spaces in the ICU at The Prince Charles Hospital, which have been designed in a way to reduce the mental health impacts and trauma associated with an ICU admission.
The Common Good Ambassadors and transplant recipients, Kate Phillips and Zac Esso.
Want to know how the funds you raise make a difference?
Choose your course and a cause for this year’s Australian Unity Tour de Brisbane
It's easy as 1, 2, 3!
Step 1: Pick your purpose to pedal and register to ride
Choose your course and your cause, then register to ride at tourdebrisbane.org
Step 2: Update your fundraising page
Find your new fundraising page, and update it with your fundraising goal and purpose to pedal.
Step 3: Share your page far and wide!
Share your page on social media, via email and with your friends and family.
"As a lung transplant physician, the cause I am fundraising for is organ transplant. I have seen first-hand how supporting medical research can help power medical discoveries. Donations made to The Common Good have supported a lot of our research at an early level which has then led to much larger studies and collaborations all over the world, so it has provided a great springboard to life-changing discoveries. "
DAN CHAMBERs, 2022 Fundraiser
"The key health area that I am fundraising for is lung disease. My Dad, who was a committed smoker passed away 11 years ago from lung, liver and bone cancer and so lung disease is a cause close to my heart. I also support mental health as I think that is a very topical issue for men’s health. The Australian Unity Tour de Brisbane is not only a wonderful cycling event, but it also provides a fantastic opportunity to raise funds for The Common Good’s medical research endeavours."
Richard McLachlan, 2022 Fundraiser
"The cause I am raising funds for is lung disease. Since completing my PhD, the focus of my research has been in the area of lung disease and so it is a cause that I feel very connected to and am passionate about. It’s also the area where I think I can make the biggest impact with my research."
Stephanie Yerkovich, 2022 Fundraiser