Go for Broke: Riding against depression

You know the feeling, warm rays of sunshine, a cool breeze on the skin, and the buzz of th…

You know the feeling, warm rays of sunshine, a cool breeze on the skin, and the buzz of the freewheel, that’s bliss. We can’t imagine what it must be like to lose that love for not just cycling but life, too many of us do. Go for Broke tries to break the cycle of depression.

One in five Australian’s suffer depression and anxiety and this doesn’t include friends and family that are likely to be affected. Mental health is important but unfortunately you can’t simply cure depression but Go for Broke hopes to help, by promoting cycling and the difference it can make – by getting friends on bikes, together.

The 180km ride from Berowra to Broke will be the second time Go For Broke help fight depression. This year the ride promises a great day out and all for a good cause. All money raised goes directly to Lifeline to help deliver essential services to those in crisis from the Harbour to the Hawkesbury region.

Go for Broke was started by a group of cyclists much like ourselves who want to raise awareness and funds to help mental health and depression. They realised the positive impacts of exercise and camaraderie in cycling and wanted to spread the word.

It’s easy to get involved, there’s no minimum fundraising requirements, just grab some mates and help raise money where you can, every dollar counts! Then, on Saturday, September 23, 2017, pull on a jersey and line up with some equally matched mates for the ride to the Hunter Valley. Full aid stations and on-road support will be provided but bunches should remember to look after each other until the KOM point. Get ready to ‘go for Broke!’ in the final 15km.

Get involved now, there’s no reason not to.

Date: Saturday, September 23, 2017
Start: Hornsby Public School, 6:00am
Finish: Broke, Hunter Valley
Distance: 180km
Climbing: 2,000 metres