The third Distance for a Difference (cycling) Tour is coming to Gloucester on 27-28 March 2014.
The Distance for a Difference Tour (DFAD) is a fully supported charity cycle ride that provides distance, terrain and fun race challenges for up to five days in the beautiful rural surroundings of country NSW. The tour aims to enable the Day of Difference Foundation to permanently reduce the incidence and impact of children’s critical injury in Australia through a robust and effective process of change. The 2014 tour is hoping to raise in excess of $120,000 for the Foundation and our Research Program.
The DFAD 2014 tour includes more than 800 kms of cycling in the Hunter and Barrington Tops. The team purposely visits regional and rural areas because they believe the families of critically injured children are disadvantaged when it comes to accessing hospital and support services. The research program they are funding will confirm the extent of the problem and provide solutions.
More than 60 cyclists and 18 support crew will be staying in Gloucester on Thursday 27 and Friday 28 March. The tour will cycle from Cessnock to Gloucester on Thursday 27 and then back to Cessnock on Saturday 29. On Friday 28, they will be riding on the Thunderbolts Way – the aim for the best riders is to cycle to Walcha and back.