Setting out on the 10th of March, from Canberra to Melbourne, 21 cyclists covered 926.6km over six days with a total of 37 hours in the bike saddle, climbing 13,257 meters – 1.5 times the height of Mount Everest. So far Ride for the Little Black Dress has raised $151,270 toward increasing awareness of bowel cancer and the importance of early detection for The Jodi Lee Foundation.
Nick Lee, Founder and CEO of The Jodi Lee Foundation, said it was a massive challenge for all riders with the toughest legs being the summit climbs to Thredbo & Mt Buller.
“The cause, the awareness, the challenge, the exhaustion, the emotion, the pain, the laughs, the inspiration, the community support, all combined to give an incredible sense of mateship and achievement among the group. It is something I will never forget and something for which I am very proud,” Mr Lee said.
The Ride for the Little Black Dress hopes to reach $200,000 in the next month.