Welcome to the Long Ride 13 to 20 October 2017 - Tasmania

The Long Ride 2017 is going to Tasmania.  The dates for the Long Ride 2017 is 13th October to 20 October 2017.  The Spirit of Tasmania is supporting the Long Ride 2017 and has opened a special booking site just for riders participating in the Long Ride 2017.

Spirit of Tasmania

The Spirit of Tasmania booking staff have advised that bookings, for sailing across to Tasmania as part of the Long Ride 2017, are now open for riders to confirm their booking.  The link below will take you directly to that booking site.


Riders Note:

For riders participating in the Long Ride 2017, please be advised that the first night in Tasmania will be at Burnie on Saturday 14th October 2017.  We will then continue the event through Tasmania heading off to Strahan and Hobart to name a few.  So please make your way to Melbourne in time to catch your ferry departure time and date. The Long Ride will then tour Tasmania raising much needed awareness for prostate cancer.

Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia

Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) is dedicated to reducing the impact of prostate cancer on Australian men, their partners and families, recognising the diversity of the Australian community.

We do this by:
• Promoting and funding world leading, innovative research into prostate cancer
• Implementing awareness and advocacy campaigns and education programs for the Australian Community, health professionals and Government
• Supporting men and their families affected by prostate cancer through evidence-based information and resources, support groups and Prostate Cancer Specialist Nurses.

PCFA relies on the generosity of individuals, the community and partnerships to carry out our essential work. Thank you for your support.

For more information, contact PCFA on free call 1800 220 099, or visit www.pcfa.org.au

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Ride Routes

The ride routes from your home town to Melbourne will be advised by your State Delegate or local liaison adviser. So please keep in contact with them to ensure you have the right information and are able to ride with others to Melbourne.

Fact Sheet:

According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, prostate cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in Australia (except for non-melanoma skin cancers) and the second greatest cause of cancer deaths in men. It is estimated that over 18,700 new cases were diagnosed in Australia. Tragically, more than 2,900 Australian men each year die from prostate cancer. In the early stages, there are few symptoms of prostate cancer; however, if detected early, prostate cancer is often treatable and curable. This is why men aged 50 and over, or 40 if there is a family history of prostate cancer should not wait for symptoms; they should talk to their doctor about prostate cancer - a simple step that could save your life.

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