A pedal for supremecy at Wynyard Park
Many people in the city on a Wednesday on the 24th of November would have started their morning commute or walked out for a bite at lunch to find our supporters pedaling for homeless youth at this year’s Pedal for PIF.
Over 100 of our supporters across 22 companies had their 30 minute turn on stationary bikes to raise much-needed funds for homeless youth.
From 7am to 4:30pm later that day, our riders continued to challenge each other, exchanging podium spots for top riding male, female and team.
The women’s podium spot got locked up early in the day by Michelle Edmonds and Eleni Tsingas, both from Brookfield Properties taking 1st and 2nd place. They were hard to beat. Special mention to Unispace’s Loryan Wilkins whose effort put the Brookfield team on notice.
The men’s competition was a hot potato of leaders throughout the day. The morning started with a Dan Murphey led Multiplex team. Having been a strong figure in Tour de PIF for many years, Dan and the Multiplex team put up big numbers, not only in distance, but also their champion level fundraising. They took the top individual and team fundraising spots quite comfortably.
The day would then see many men take pole position, including riders from Multiplex, to Brookfield Properties, to Cameron Brae, to Unispace, and Core Projects. The list literally went on. Special mention needs to be given to AMP Capital’s Jed Boxall valiant effort, if it weren’t for the bike strap breaking (literally pedaled the pedals off) would have held a pretty solid lead. It came down to the final afternoon session where Plenary Group’s Zac Freeburn, Foundation Board member and team KPMG Steve Gatt and GPT Group’s Ben Simmons edged out the top 3 spots for men on the day.
The team efforts in the morning by Multiplex and Brookfield Properties were too strong to topple through the day with Team Urbis bringing a high energy team to 3rd place.
What a day it was – the weather held and the industry was out in full force. Together we managed to raise over $100,000 in funds to go towards house projects like our recent house in Dulwich Hill that will become safe havens for homeless youth.
The ride may have only been 30 minutes, but the impact made in funds raised will last longer than that. To those that rode on the day – thank you! Thank you for giving it your all for 30 minutes in order to make a lasting impact on young lives.
A special thank you also needs to go to our sponsors The GPT Group, Brookfield Properties, Multiplex and Northrop Consulting Engineers for supporting Pedal for PIF.