Due to the uncertain and difficult times arising from the COVID-19 pandemic prevailing at present, and in the interests of the health and safety of all concerned, we regret to advise that it has been decided to cancel this year’s ride. Further information and arrangements will be dealt with via email to all registered riders.
Since 1947, members of Lions Australia have worked tirelessly to support and empower our communities. Community service is both powerful, and personal, and the aim of Lions Australia is to provide our Clubs and members with the tools and resources necessary to improve the lives of all Australians. We do this through supporting major medical research projects and health initiatives such as the development of the cochlear implant and cervical cancer vaccine. We provide funds and personnel to assist with emergency response when disasters like cyclones, floods, or bushfires hit. We work to provide young Australians with meaningful opportunities to learn, to seek new challenges, and to thrive. We work with our communities to enable projects that save and enhance the environment. We strive to ensure that no Australian family or individual is left behind due to disadvantage. We believe in making a difference, and we do this by giving people the opportunity to contribute to the causes that matter to them as individuals and in their community, and by working together on larger challenges that face us all.
When the grandfather of a childhood cancer survivor approached Lions with an invitation to raise funds to support research into childhood cancers, the Lions CCI Fun Ride was established. Kallangur Lions have been proud to manage the Fun Ride for many years.
The annual Fun Ride is a friendly, supported event with riders grouped according to their preferred speed. It is not a race, and from a "Hub-Base, "the groups traverse quieter, country back-roads with escort vehicles and under the auspices of a police permit.
All funds raised benefit Children's Cancer Institute, aiding their research into the treatment and cure of childhood cancers. So far, nearly $700 000 has been raised by the Fun Ride.