Future2 Wheel Classic
Creating a brighter future for kids in need
The Future2 Wheel Classic is the foundation’s annual flagship fundraiser. Over seven years, financial planners and their mates have got on their bikes and raised over $723,000 (after costs) to help young Australians who are doing it tough.
Each year financial planning businesses or others linked to the profession have the opportunity to be Wheel Classic Supporter. It's a great way to raise your profile, encourage participation of staff and authorised representatives, and to help disadvantaged young Australians through the profession's charitable foundation.
AMP Financial Services has continued to support the Wheel Classic for the seventh consecutive year helping to providing Future2 grants to those most in need.
For more information on becoming a Future2 Supporter contact .
Future2 Wheel Classic 2017
This November, the 2017 Future Wheel Classic will return, now in it's eighth year. The ride will follow a seven day route, starting in Devonport on 16 November and finishing in Hobart on 22 November at the FPA Professionals Congress.
Cyclists will also have the option to sign up to ride shorter stages, if they are unable to commit to the full seven day program.
For those not into cycling, Future2 has organised some unique challenges that take advantage of the Tasmanian Wilderness.
More information on this year's events will be available here soon.
Where it all started
|Jack Griffin, the inspiration for the Future2 Wheel Classic|
The Wheel Classic was born in 2010 with a challenge by Ray Griffin, a Future2 trustee and keen amateur cyclist, to fellow trustee Peter Bobbin to join him on a ride from Bourke to Sydney to raise funds for Future2. Peter, a leading tax lawyer to the financial services industry, was up for the challenge (and may have regretted it ever since!).
The 1250 km route followed in 2010 and 2011 was the same as that taken in 1955 by Ray’s late father Jack Griffin, competing in the Daily Telegraph sponsored Bourke-Sydney Cycle Tour. In those days much of the road was rough and unsealed. That first Wheel Classic in 2010 had just three cyclists: Ray, Peter and Peter’s mate Roger Simionato. They raised $70,000 after costs in 2010 and $54,000 after costs in 2011.