Finance workers swap suits for lycra in charity bike ride

GOOD CAUSE: Up to 20 finance professionals will pass through the Eurobodalla this weekend as part of the Financial Planning Association's Wheel Classic.
GOOD CAUSE: Up to 20 finance professionals will pass through the Eurobodalla this weekend as part of the Financial Planning Association's Wheel Classic.

Up to 20 financial planners will swap their suits for lycra and the office for the open road as part of a 1000km charity bike ride for disadvantaged Australians – and it will pass through the Eurobodalla this weekend.

Finance workers from across Australia headed off from Canberra on Thursday morning to kick off their eight-day journey, riding through Narooma on Saturday and Batemans Bay on Sunday.

The charity ride aims to raise vital funds for young Australians on the fringe in the ninth annual Wheel Classic fundraiser for the Future2 Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA).

Almost 1,000km will be covered over eight-days of riding from Canberra to Sydney. A group of finance professionals and support crew will head into the spectacular Snowy Mountains to stop overnight in Cooma and Jindabyne, before winding down the South Coast to Merimbula.

Riders will then pedal north through Narooma, Batemans Bay and Wollongong before finishing at the International Convention Centre in Sydney before the opening of the 2018 FPA Professionals’ Congress on November 21.

Wheel Classic riders aim to raise $1500 each to directly support Future2’s Make the Difference! grant program.

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