2018 PUKA UP BIKE RIDE
FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION
28 riders tackle a challenging eight-day, 1,433 kilometre event is an important opportunity to bring much needed attention to the issue of suicide, an issue that continues to impact families and communities across the country on a daily basis.
In 2016, 2,866 people tragically lost their lives to suicide. On average 7 people per day die by suicide in Australia and it is estimated a further 65,300 people attempt suicide every year.
For every suicide in Australia, it's estimated there are another 30 attempts.
The aim of this event is to create a national conversation about suicide prevention. Suicide is a difficult subject to discuss but the need for these conversations has never been more important.
In partnership with the Black Dog Institute, we will deliver six community forums in;
- Wagga Wagga
- Shepparton and,
You can see all the information, including forum locations, by CLICKING HERE.
These forums are valuable opportunities to be able to share practical skills, tips and advice with audiences that will help local communities begin to be able to start conversations about suicide prevention and importantly, help a loved one who might be suicidal.
Suicide is an outcome to a crisis, a crisis which we genuinely believe is preventable.
Our vision is to ‘Stamp out Suicide’.
Normalising mental health and suicide prevention is an important step in the pursuit of our vision.
With your support we believe we can not only help to positively change lives, we also believe this event will help to save lives.
The Puka Up Suicide Prevention Bike Ride would not be possible without the wonderful support of the following sponsors.
DAY 1- March 16 - Brighton to Wollongong - 105.0km
DAY 2- March 17 -Wollongong to Goulburn - 178.2km
DAY 3- March 18 -Goulburn to Canberra - 110.6km
DAY 4- March 19 -Canberra to Wagga Wagga - 260.2km
DAY 5- March 20 -Wagga Wagga to Albury - 134.8km
DAY 6- March 21 -Albury to Shepparton - 183.9km
DAY 7- March 22 -Shepparton to Ballarat - 242.5km
DAY 8- March 23 -Ballarat to Geelong (Stage 1) / Geelong to Queenscliff (Stage 2) / Sorrento to Etihad Stadium (Stage 3) Finishing at Etihad Stadium at approximately 3:00pm- 217.8km