Will you join the peloton of mental health warriors?
We're excited to once again jump on the bike to raise vital funds for mental health services in the Queensland community.
This year you have a choice of distances - the Half Leg at 110km, or the Legacy Ride at 220km in honour of the Chapter 10 Ride for Ky - the inspiration behind Cycle for Mental Health.
Last year saw in incredible community of caring people come together to not only take on the challenge and make a difference in the lives of others, but also share personal struggles with mental health in their own lives. Some shared stories of friends and family lost to suicide, others shared stories of depression, anxiety, loneliness, and more.
With 1 in 6 Australians living with anxiety or depression - or both, its likely that you, or someone you know, understands the toll of mental illness.
When we come together, we have the ability to ease the strain and show those who are struggling that they are not alone.
Last year, Lisa jumped on the bike to cycle for mental health. This is her story.
Lisa has been on a journey with mental illness for most of her life. After spending a long time managing her anxiety and depression with medication and alcohol, she hit rock bottom and found herself in hospital.
Lisa has now been sober for 2 years and in that time, has taken up cycling. Last year, a friend told her about the Cycle for Mental Health, so she signed up to ride 220km and raise funds for WMQ’s mental health services. What started as a fun cycling challenge became an amazing experience for Lisa.
“I just could not stop cycling. And I was telling my story at the same time, and I felt wonderful because I was getting a lot of messages from people saying that I was inspiring them, they were telling me that I was brave to tell my story and I was helping people. And I just felt wonderful that I could help so many people my sharing my experience.”
What her full story here.
Raised so far