RIDE TO SURVIVE CAMPAIGN
October 2, 2018
Veterans Stand Together (VST) will take part in the Lighting Bolt 11 Campaign to bring awareness to Post Traumatic Stress organised by Stand Tall 4 PTSD. The main convoy will take shape with a number of first responder and military vehicles that will depart from Brisbane stopping at a number of locations over a 20-day period taking 47 hrs travel time ending at the opening of the Invictus Games in Sydney.
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RIDE TO SURVIVE IS A CAMPAIGN TO BRING AWARENESS AND SUPPORT TO VETERANS THAT FIGHT A BATTLE AGAINST MENTAL HEALTH, POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS AND UNEMPLOYMENT AFTER LEAVING THE SERVICE.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30
On this day, we’ll hold a PTS/Mental Health Awareness Day at West’s Rugby Union Grounds in Toowong, Brisbane. We have the backing of the Brisbane City Council. it will double up as an official launch for the Convoy and the ride to survive cycle. We hope to have a worthwhile display of military and first responder vehicles, ordinance, Army Band and kids’ entertainment. There will also be the presence of RSL Queensland, and Ex Service Organisations to supply information on their services. Bodytrack will provide fun fitness and competition games for the young ones. The day will run from 11am to 2pm to be followed by a Queensland Country versus Brisbane City Rugby Match which will start at 3pm. The Lord Mayor of Brisbane will officially launch the Convoy and the Cycle that day.
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VST will take a different route covering 3575.8km as an estimated cycle time of 206 travel hours with 2295 changes in direction. Uphill of 9220m and downhill 9240m. Taking part in the cycle will be two members from each service Military, Police, Fire, and Ambulance service with a mixture of veterans and active personal.
Ride Options: for anyone who wishes to take part outside the selected veteran teams. The selected veteran’s teams are made up from two veterans from each country.
Come and ride with our veterans
Any other riders that wish to take place must pay their full fee as stated below.
This is to be paid before the 15th September.
Full distance rider: Fee is $800 and donation requirement is $2500
Relay rider: Two people share the full distance. Fee is $800 each and donation requirement
is $3000 each
Leg by leg rider: Fee is $300 and donation requirement is $1500
Region leg rider (QLD, NSW, VIC and WA): Fee is $400 and donation requirement is
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