Thousands in Brisbane to ride for MS research


By Amy Kelly

More than 4,000 cyclists are expected to take part in the annual Brissie to the Bay bike ride on  June 26 to raise money for multiple sclerosis (MS).

Organisers hope the event, now in its 21st year and Brisbane’s biggest charity bike ride, will raise $500,000 for Queenslanders living with MS.

MS Australia spokeswoman Julia Faul said the money raised would help fund the range of services provided by the organisation in Queensland, as well as research projects into treatments.

“The bar has been set high this year for Brisbane to raise half-a-million dollars for MS,” she said.

“If each participant is able to raise just $100, we’ll reach our target to provide vital services to those living with the incurable disease.”

In addition to the usual 10km, 25km and 50km ride options, this year a 100km course had been added to the line-up for serious cyclists.

Registration for the event closes on Friday, May 20.

For more information visit www.brissietothebay.com.au or call 07 3840 0828