Autumn Classic riders pedal to victory

A woman is riding a bike indoors, there are other riders in the background.

On Friday, Melbourne’s cycling community unleashed their competitive streak for the sixth annual Autumn Classic, raising over $162,000!

The stakes were high as riders raced to the finish line in the virtual cycling challenge as they raised much-needed funds for the children, young people and families in our care.

Congratulations to Grupetto, who topped the leaderboard on 105 points, with a strong racing and fundraising effort to take out the win.

Second and third place went to bakpocket (89 points) and Trivelo (66 points), with all teams putting in a sensational effort.

Congratulations also to the Toros for taking out the highest fundraising team award, raising almost $55,000 – an incredible result!

“I think all the riders know if we can put ourselves through just a little bit of pain to raise some much needed funds, than it is all worthwhile… To know the kids are supported and the families are supported when they go through what is obviously the hardest time in anyone’s life.”

Drew Ginn, Olympian and bakpocket team captain

The Autumn Classic is generously supported by many organisations and individuals including The Cycling Fix, Harry the hirer, Zwift, Novofit and our wonderful MC, Pete Mongtomery.

Thank you to all participants, spectators and in-kind supporters who championed this event and helped us raise vital funds for children and families who are navigating childhood life-limiting illness.

We look forward to seeing you back on your bikes next year!