October Ride Week 2021

A recap of one our most exciting weeks yet…

This year, Tour de Office warmly welcomed both new – and returning – hosts to our October Ride Week.

  • Russells Lawyers

  • BDO Australia

  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers

  • Apollo Tourism & Leisure

  • Scout Talent

This event was one of our biggest since the pandemic, and we couldn’t be more proud of our amazing hosts achievements. In just 5 days, 232 participants rode a total of 4,588km and raised over $34,000 for charity. Let’s take a look at each of our hosts incredible accomplishments…

For Russells first ever Ride Week, the team chose to dedicate their fundraiser to Mater Smiling for Smiddy. The foundation was originally established in loving memory of Adam Smiddy who sadly passed away at age 26 from an aggressive melanoma. All money raised helps support vital cancer research at the Mater Research Institute into the causes, prevention, and treatment of cancer.

Russells was so excited to take part in the challenge that a second bike was brought in for their week! Their utter dedication and immersion in the challenge was truly admirable, with many pushing themselves to surpass personal best after personal best. Some riders even chose to complete multiple rides throughout the day!

Overall, Russells produced some incredible results and should be enormously proud of their achievements.

  • 35 Participants

  • 853.73km Ridden

  • $12,235 Raised

We welcomed back to our return-host BDO for yet another ride week with Tour de Office. This year, BDO dedicated their Ride Week to the Brainchild Foundation. The foundation assists families of children who are affected by brain and spinal cord tumours. Through donations, the foundation is able to provide financial, educational, respite, and bereavement support to those affected.

It was fantastic to see the sheer turnout of riders BDO involved this year. Throughout the week, it was a common sight having coworkers cheering on riders to give them that extra bit of motivation to finish strong.

Yet again, BDO managed to blow us away with their results and we’re so glad to see how much this amazing team continues to love Tour de Office

  • 76 Participants

  • 1,058.25km Ridden

  • $7,748 Raised

For McInnes Wilson Lawyers first ever Ride Week, the team chose to dedicate their fundraiser to Everything Suarve. The non-for-profit organisation provides  ‘Alternative Learning Programs’ that provides opportunities, guidance, and pathways to success for disengaged youths. Their program is able to deliver innovative approaches to curriculum in response to students’ individual learning, behavioural, social, and wellbeing needs.

We were greeted with yet another cyclist-savvy group who couldn’t seem to get enough of the challenge. So much so, we had to include extra ride-slots at the end of the day just to keep up with demand!

After a very sweaty and exciting week, McW produced some amazing results, riding the furthest distance this week.

  • 49 Participants

  • 1,094.08km Ridden

  • $3,700 Raised

Apollo also dedicated their Ride Week fundraiser to the Brainchild Foundation! This foundation is very close to many of our hosts hearts and we’re so glad to provide as much support from as many as we can.

Across the week, Apollo encouraged riders to have as much fun as possible during their time on the bike. So much so, we saw some pretty interesting outfits (animal onesies included). It was great to see so many smiles and hearing everyone enjoyed the challenge so much.

Overall, Apollo smashed out some great results and should be incredibly proud of themselves.

  • 31 Participants

  • 748.68km Ridden

  • $5,156 Raised

Our special friends over at Scout Talent couldn’t resist taking part, dedicating their fundraiser to RizeUp Australia. The RizeUp mission is raise awareness about domestic and family violence to generate life-changing, practical support for affected families. RizeUp runs several programs that help provide emergency aid to those in need through providing housing and clothing products to victims.

We’ve almost lost count of how many times Scout has taken part in Tour de Office and couldn’t be more thankful for their continued support. Like always, Scout came through with a fantastic turnout and supported their riders non-stop.

Let’s take a look at their final results.

  • 41 Participants

  • 803.70km Ridden

  • $5,504 Raised

Congratulations again to all our amazing hosts and their riders!

By taking part in our Ride Weeks, you’re able to help combat against negative health risks that are associated from inactivity in the workplace.

Our challenges are designed to be engaging and easy for everyone to take part in. So much so, that we even bring the exercise to you! Wanting to take part in Australia’s favourite in-office cycling challenge? Enquire today by clicking the button below to prioritise your colleagues health and wellness.