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Bold Bondi2Berry riders preparing to saddle up to raise money for dementia

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On Saturday, November 20, 140 cyclists will take off from Bondi Beach to raise funds and support the work of Dementia Australia.

The Bondi2Berry ride has raised more than $600,000 for Dementia Australia since 2015 and this money has gone towards supporting two vital research projects, as well as supporting people impacted by dementia.

This year, seven groups of 20 riders will take part and organiser Nick Young is looking forward to getting back on the bike after earlier having to postpone the event.

“The ongoing restrictions and lockdowns posed a challenge again in 2021, but we have worked to make this upcoming event as safe as possible for all participants and the communities we visit,” Young said.

“The ride is sold out, every rider has been fully vaccinated, and we have been overwhelmed with the support of the whole Bondi2Berry community, including participants, volunteers, donors and sponsors.

“We are especially grateful for our platinum partners Wilson Asset Management and OniGroup, who have encouraged and supported us every step of the way.

“We can’t wait to get back on our bikes and raise money for a cause so close to our hearts.”

Dementia Australia CEO Maree McCabe thanked the organising committee for their flexibility in the current climate and ensuring the safety of all participants.

“The Bondi2Berry crew are extraordinary and have adapted whenever they have needed to, to remain committed to this ride and to raising funds for people impacted by dementia,” McCabe said.

“We are grateful to their support to improve the lives of the estimated 472,000 Australians living with dementia and on behalf of Dementia Australia, I extend my heartfelt thanks to all involved.”

The Bondi2Berry ride will start at the North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club on Saturday, November 20, riding out of Sydney’s eastern suburbs and through parts of the Royal National Park to Wollongong, Kiama and finishing in Berry on the NSW south coast that afternoon.

For more information about Bondi2Berry and how to donate please click here.

Dementia Australia is the source of trusted information, education and services for the estimated half a million Australians living with dementia, and the almost 1.6 million people involved in their care.

The organisation advocates for positive change and supports vital research.

For support, please contact the National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500.

An interpreter service is available and the Helpline is open 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday excluding public holidays.

The National Dementia Helpline is funded by the Australian Government.

People looking for information can also click here.

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