Almost $3m has been donated to the youth charity Canteen from LifeCycle events since 1998.

Bassendean to Busselton LifeCycle ride

The LifeCycle on-road cycling event started in 1998 and is always held on the weekend following the long weekend in March.
March 7, 2024

THE annual LifeCycle on road three-day charity ride is back this weekend, March 9-11, and will see 150 riders raise funds as they cycle from Bassendean to Busselton.

The riders will depart from Ashfield Reserve in Bassendean at 7am on Saturday, March 9, and are estimated to arrive at Churchill Park in Busselton between 12.30 and 1.30pm on Monday, March 11.

Riders will be split into five groups based on their abilities with overnight stays in Pinjarra and Brunswick Junction, with a starting distance of 290km, and a maximum distance of 408km for the faster groups.

The faster groups will ride an extra distance that will detour towards Mandurah, to Dwellingup and through Donnybrook.

LifeCycle is a registered charity which runs events for on road and off-road cyclists in WA.

The LifeCycle on-road cycling event started in 1998 and is always held on the weekend following the long weekend in March.

The proceeds from the event will be given to Canteen, an organisation that provides tailored support for young people aged between 12-25 who are affected by cancer.

Life Cycle is the biggest community fundraiser for Canteen in the country and since 1998 has donated more than $2.7 million to the organisation.

Canteen members, volunteers and staff participate during the three-day ride to give riders the opportunity to meet and hear from the people they are supporting.

Through Canteen, these young people learn to explore and deal with their feelings about cancer, connect with other young people in the same boat and, if they’ve been diagnosed themselves, Canteen provides specialist, youth-specific treatment teams.

The goal of charitable donations to Canteen WA is to support young people through providing connections with other young people in similar situations through events and programs; free counselling and individual support; 24/7 online support communities and specialist treatment and a range of support services for young cancer patients in hospitals.

LifeCycle also hosts an off-road cycling event, which started in 2012, that takes place in October each year.

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