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Now is the Time to Commit

Now is the Time to Commit

A note from Rob Woods, SDMF Board of Governor on the upcoming 145Classic: Ride for Youth.

Now that Christmas and the New Year celebrations are behind us for another year, and we return to the realities of work and life after a Summer holiday, I thought I’d remind you of this year’s 145Classic ride by the Sir David Martin Foundation.

A truly unique event where you have the opportunity to cycle some beautiful countryside in the NSW Southern Highlands, plus take the ultimate challenge of cycling up Jamberoo Mountain. But most importantly the ride allows one to stop and visit Triple Care Farm – the program for which funds are being raised through the ride.

Triple Care Farm is an award-winning youth drug and alcohol rehabilitation program for young Australians in crisis. It is transforming young people’s lives and making serious grounds in breaking young people’s substance addiction.  

I have ridden in the 145Classic since it first started back in 2015. For me, the ride is one of the most challenging and rewarding rides, particularly if you decide to climb Jamberoo Mountain up to the Farm.

The climb however needs to be put into perspective, when you consider the challenges the young people at Triple Care Farm go through.  

So, why is it the “time to commit”? Well, if you’re anything like me, over the last month or so, you probably:

  1. Ate and drank too much
  2. Made some sort of new year’s resolution to get fit and become more health conscious (to make up for the excess food and alcohol)
  3. Had the opportunity to do little or no exercise

The 145Classic is a fantastic ride. It caters for lots of different cycling abilities with the option to ride a shorter 91km course if you don’t fancy giving Jamberoo Mountain a go this year.  There are front and back safety cars following you, and huge stocks of food and water along with the way.

Please sign up for the 145Classic and ride with us in 2018, April 8th.  It’s a great day out for a great cause!

Head to www.145classic.com to register.


Rob Woods

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