This year we're also supporting the Mental Wheels Foundation as our official Charity Partner.
As part of our commitment 10% of our Sunny Coast Century registration fee's will be donated directly to the Mental Wheels Foundation.
The Mental Wheels Foundation has a vision to change lives by improving Mental Health in Australia.
Fundraising efforts support clinical trials and research that deliver results; promote accessible treatment through MindSpot; deliver Mental Health programs to support communities around Australia.
Every rider registering for the Sunny Coast Century will also have a fundraising profile created plus a FREE eight week training plan to get you ready for the Sunny Coast Century thanks to the Mental Wheels team.
The Mental Wheels Pro Experience is a challenging, yet rewarding road cycling event that brings riders together, taking action to directly improve mental well-being.
Not your typical charity ride, this event will have everything from VIP access to the best cyclists in Australia as they compete for the crown of the Cycle Sunshine Coast Tour.
The tour also gives the riders the unique experience to train and race like a professions cyclist. In conjunction with the Cycle Sunshine Coast and the Sunny Century Gran Fondo the riders will get to train on the course and then participate in the Gran Fondo as a team.
Every 6 minutes in Australia a person attempts suicide.
8 people a day take their lives.
The leading cause of death for men in Australia between the ages 15 to 44 is suicide.
75% of suicides are men.
Most of the mental health research and participation in clinical trials is 80% generated by women.
Not enough is known about why people feel they have no other option than taking their own life, or how to improve mental well-being through daily actions and behaviours.