Very Special Kids Autumn Classic fund raises over $136,000

Last Friday morning Very Special Kids held their second Autumn Classic cycling event and raised over $136,000!

Through the hard work of our events team, especially Kristi Ingrilli, and loyal supporters, it was an absolute success, as well as a whole lot of fun.

The event is a virtual cycling race with eight teams onsite participating on their own bikes on an indoor trainer. The riders all competed against each other via software that ‘talked’ to their bike- which even made hills harder to get up!

It was an amazing morning, with a lot of Lycra and competition for a cause. Team Grupetto, took out the win and took home the Autumn Classic perpetual trophy (their second year running), with riders James Robinson, Ryan Bell, Chris Mallalue, Paul Mogford, Andrew Fullard and Belinda Trembath.Second and third place went to Toros and Spiders. Each team went their absolute hardest and it was amazing to see such a serious effort from everyone.

Congratulations also to Neal Dunne for being the highest individual fundraiser on $7,909, Robert Ralph – for creating incredible team spirit within the Toros and encouraging healthy fundraising competition, and team Spiders for being the highest fundraising team.

We’d also like to thank Harry the Hirer, The Cycling Fix, Bridged, ASF Protective Services, Peter Montgomery, Gene Kehoe, Paul McCann and Andrew Macmillan for their amazing support.

It costs 8 million dollars for Very Special Kids to run each year, and because of this it is important that these events take place and grow. We are so grateful to see the Autumn Classic get bigger and better as the years go on!