The 145Classic: Ride for Youth is Sir David Martin Foundation's annual charity cycle event. Each year a group of dedicated, passionate and enthusiastic cyclists come together to take on cycling 145kms to raise much needed funds and awareness of young Australians struggling to overcome addiction, mental health illness, homelessness and unemployment.
The beauty of this ride is Jamberoo Mountain Challenge.. every cyclists dream climb! This climb has been likened to one of the toughest stages of the 'Tour de France'! Though the distance is short, the climb is brutal after already clocking over 100kms in the legs.
In 2018, 145Classic: Ride for Youth will start from Glebe Park in Bowral and head out through the stunning Southern Highlands back roads, down Macquarie Pass, then taking in the Jamberoo Mountain climb, resting at the top at Triple Care Farm (read more about the Farm below) to finish back in Bowral at Glebe Park. Approx. 141km loop.
Riders have the option to cycle a shorter loop of 90kms - skipping the Macquarie Pass descent and Jamberoo Mountain climb. Ride route maps available on www.145classic.com/route/
All funds raised will go directly towards funding the operational costs of NSW's first youth drug detox centre, 'David Martin Place' at Triple Care Farm.