Future2 Wheel Classic
Creating a brighter future for kids in need
The Future2 Wheel Classic is the foundation’s annual flagship fundraiser. Over six years, financial planners and their mates have got on their bikes and raised over $585,000 (after costs) to help young Australians who are doing it tough.
The 2016 Wheel Classic will again test the stamina and determination of the cyclists over a circular route starting and finishing in Perth, 17-23 November. Each cyclist will raise at least $1,000 for Future2, to help kids in need.
Each year financial planning business or other linked to the profession have the opportunity to be Wheel Classic Partners. It's a great way to raise 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 sixth consecutive year helping to providing Future2 grants to those most in need.
Future2 Wheel Classic 2016 route
|1 Thu 17 Nov||Perth||Bunbury||170km|
|2 Fri 18 Nov||Bunbury||Margaret River||157km|
|3 Sat 19 Nov||Margaret River||Margaret River||135km|
|4 Sun 20 Nov||Margaret River||Bridgetown||117km|
|5 Mon 21 Nov||Bridgetown||Collie||99km|
|6 Tue 22 Nov||Collie||Mandurah||127km|
|7 Wed 23 Nov||Mandurah||Perth||124km|
Please note that Day 1's first 70km is on an allocated cycle path and speed restrictions will apply.
Day three of the ride is a loop taking advantage of the Margaret River Gourmet Escape Food and Wine Festival and giving us two nights in this picturesque destination.
|Full ride||$1,400||6 nights|
|Stage 1 - 3 days||$700||3 nights|
|State 2 - 4 days||$850||4 nights|
The registration fee covers accommodation, meals, support team, third party liability insurance and the official Wheel Classic jersey. Additional jerseys may be ordered at the time of registration.
Wheel Classic riders are entitled to a 20% discount on the registration for the Financial Planning Association Professionals Congress in Perth (23-25 November). To claim your discount, once you have signed up to the Wheel Classic, please email .
For more information on the 2016 Wheel Classic click Cycling the Wheel Classic
or get the wheels rolling by registering now! REGISTER HERE
The 2015 Wheel Classic: Sydney to Brisbane
The 2015 event raised over $120,000 after expenses, despite the number of cyclists being less than half that in the previous year.
The Jack Griffin Memorial Trophy for best individual fundraising outcome went to Stephen Ballinger CFP, Ballingers Inc. Stephen raised a stunning $11,983.
The Purple Pedal Trophy for the rider who showed most grit and determination during the challenge, as nominated by his fellow riders, was awarded to Ross Schoeffel CFP, Colllins Partners.
The 2015 Future2 Wheel Classic was proudly supported by AMP as Gold Partner and by the Financial Planning Association and Matrix Planning Solutions as Silver Partners.
The 2014 Wheel Classic: Melbourne to Adelaide
Watch the videos
Over the Snowy Mountains in 2012 and 2013
|Starting out - 2012 AMP Future2 Wheel Classic|
|The finish line in Sydney 2013|
By 2012 the word had spread among cycling enthusiasts in the financial planning profession (there are many!) and the number of cyclists rose to 40, 18 of whom tested themselves on the whole 1230 km route from Sydney to Melbourne, over the Snowy Mountains. The third Future2 Wheel Classic raised $119,000 after costs. Our key corporate partners were AMP Financial Planning (Gold) and Matrix Planning Solutions (Silver).
In 2013 the route was reversed (with some minor changes), starting out in Melbourne and finishing in Sydney at the AMP building at Circular Quay. 30 cyclists participated, 11 for the entire 9-day event. $91,000 was raised.
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.