Why RideWest

Inspired to make a difference to Mental Health across Australia In 2009, Les Hancock, Queensland business leader, was shocked to learn that the suicide rate of remote outback Queensland graziers was 30% higher than their coastal counterparts. Coincidentally, at the same time on a long drive from Brisbane to Longreach, Les became aware of a […]

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Whether you are a corporate organisation looking to give back to the community in an effective and tangible way, a small business with a charitable focus, a cyclist who loves a challenge or one of the many people across Australia touched by the work of the RFDS, there are a number of ways you can […]

About RideWest

For cyclists and sponsors who care to give and enjoy a challenge! If a challenging 1200km bike ride over 7 days, across terrain that personifies outback Queensland, meanders through remote local towns, brings you in touch with personalities at the heart of Australia‚Äôs community culture, strikes a chord with you, then RideWest is sure to […]

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Get Involved

Whether you are a corporate organisation looking to give back to the community in an effective and tangible way, a small business with a charitable focus, a cyclist who loves a challenge or one of the many people across Australia touched by the work of the RFDS, there are a number of ways you can […]

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Why RideWest

Inspired to make a difference to Mental Health across Australia In 2009, Les Hancock, Queensland business leader, was shocked to learn that the suicide rate of remote outback Queensland graziers was 30% higher than their coastal counterparts. Coincidentally, at the same time on a long drive from Brisbane to Longreach, Les became aware of a […]

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Fundraising for the 2020 ride is now open. RideWest 2020 will be the 10th Anniversary and the 6th ride, with over $1,000,000 raised already for the RFDS, specifically the mental health program Wellbeing Out West. To help us make this year our biggest yet, please click the donate here buttton to assist with what you can.

See our RideWest Director, John Sloman, talking about what RideWest means to him, in the Brisbane Bronocs QLD Heroes feature.