Autumn Classic 2022 – that’s a wrap!

On Friday, we held our fifth Autumn Classic to great success!

We are thrilled to have raised over $185,000 – and climbing. Thanks to our generous community, we can continue to improve the quality of life for children and young people with life-limiting conditions and their families well into the future.

Watch the video below to relive the action!

After seven hard fought races, congratulations to InForm TMX MAKE, who took out the win and the much sought after perpetual cup, with riders Zac Robinson, Ronen Jachimowicz, David Vorcheimer, Hamish Rotstein, Brett Robinson and Pat Lane.

Autumn Classic 2022_InForm teamSecond and third place went to Grupetto and Trivelo, with all teams putting in a sensational effort.

The Team Spirit award – for the team/group who really get behind what the Autumn Classic is all about – was awarded to Pedalada, who put in an huge effort to raise five times as much as they did last year!


Congratulations also to the highest fundraising team, Toros, who have raised almost $59,000 across their two teams – an incredible result!

Recognition awards were also awarded to:
Lee Matenga – Chadstone Toyota team captain, and loyal committee member. Lee went above and beyond this year – recruiting new teams, sourcing fabulous auction items, and consistently promoting what the Autumn Classic is all about.
Zac Robinson – for inspiring everyone at just 13-years-old, with an admirable attitude and equally impressive ride! Zac’s winning moment can be seen here.

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The Autumn Classic wouldn’t be the success that it is without the support and generosity of so many people and organisations! We extend our heartfelt thanks to:

  • Paul and his team from The Cycling Fix for getting everyone on their bikes
  • Harry the Hirer for building us a beautiful marquee
  • Craig from Zwift for providing seamless software
  • Novofit for providing warm up Watt bikes to get everyone race-ready
  • Pete Montgomery for calling, and heckling, the racing
  • Our wonderful Very Special Kids staff and volunteers

Thank you to our many generous in-kind donors including Domain, Bridged Group, Coca Cola Amatil, PFD Foods, Kind, Ezycharge, Wallop Water, Flexed and many others. Additional thanks to auction item donors including Golf Clearance Outlet, Bright Velo, Giant South Yarra, Aperitivo and many personal supporters.

Thank you to everyone involved, we look forward to welcoming you back to Very Special Kids next year!