Crazy Dogs patron Brett is joining in The Long Ride 2017 along with RAAF Base Amberley personnel who have gotten together to participate in this year’s event as ‘Team Amberley’. Team Amberley is a group of personnel from both the Army and Air Force who are raising funds with a team target of $5,000.
The Long Ride is a charity event held to raise money for the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia where motorcyclists from all over the country converge on one destination to raise awareness and much needed funds to support research into a cure for Prostate Cancer.
“We look at this as a great opportunity to spend some time with mates, see beautiful scenery, ride amazing roads and raise awareness and funds for the PCFA and I’m sure we’ll have plenty of fun along the way,” said Brett.
“There are 9 other riders in Team Amberley consisting of Kawasaki, BMW, and Yamaha motorcycles. Basically the only thing I’ve had to do in preparation is to get my bike serviced by the techs at Crazy Dogs Kawasaki. I think my 2017 Ninja 1000 is perfectly suited to this kind of long ride,” said Brett.
Team Amberley is setting out from Amberley to Melbourne and then over Bass Straight to spend a week traveling around Tasmania between the 13th and 20th of October. Previous years have gone to Darwin NT, Margaret River WA and Uluru. “We’ve set aside three days for the first leg of the journey with a support vehicle to carry the majority of our gear,” Brett explained.
According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, prostate cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in Australia (except for non-melanoma skin cancers) and the second greatest cause of cancer deaths in men.
Tragically, more than 2,900 Australian men each year die from prostate cancer. In the early stages, there are few symptoms of prostate cancer; however, if detected early, prostate cancer is often treatable and curable. This is why men aged 50 and over, or 40 if there is a family history of prostate cancer should not wait for symptoms; they should talk to their doctor about prostate cancer – a simple step that could save a life.
“While I’ve been fortunate that prostate cancer hasn’t affected my life personally, I’m looking forward to this ride for a number of reasons. In addition to our team goal of raising money to help find a cure for the disease, I’ll also be meeting new likeminded people and I’m really looking forward to riding around Tassie which has some of the best motorcycling road in Australia,” said Brett.
To help Brett raise his individual target of $1,000 click here and donate to “Brett’s Long Ride” https://thelongride2017.everydayhero.com/au/team-amberley-2017-1