The 2019 ‘Bundy to Brissy’ ride - Supporting Mental Wellness
The The 2019 ‘Bundy
2019 ‘Bundy to Brissy’ ride
to Brissy’ ride will not only raise funds to support mental injuries in
regional Queensland, it will increase the awareness about normalising mental
injuries via Turn to Me.
The 2019 ‘Bundy
The ride starts in regional Queensland and finishes outside
the Suncorp stadium Brisbane.
All riders will enjoy 3 days of riding from Bundaberg to
Brisbane approximately 150km per day. Riding as a team to complete each stage,
supporting each other along the way.
Participants who take part in this inaugural ride 2019 will
take up the challenge to ride 450km over the three days. It all starts with a
social evening, pre-ride activities Thursday the 4th April, a good night sleep,
then off on Friday 5th, the first day of fun at 133 km. Saturday after a hearty
breakfast the day starts in Maryborough and finishes 159 km later in the Noosa
region, again to share stories and a healthy feed. The third day starts in
Noosa and finishes back in Brisbane, at Suncorp Stadium.
Turn on Me
to Me was an idea born by a few rugby league players talking openly in their
dressing room and sharing their own personal feelings, thoughts and concerns
having heard the news of talented young players who unfortunately ended their
lives. These footballers took it upon themselves to be proactive and wanted to
make an active difference to people suffering in silence with their own
personal mental injuries.
they continued to build momentum towards their focus and established their own
awareness campaign ‘Turn to Me’. Co-founded by Petero Civoniceva, Isaak Ah Mau
& Steven Johnson. Turn to Me is focused on two main things, increasing the
awareness of and normalising mental Injuries.
to Me is about openly communicating, it’s about talking to people around you to
break down stigmas that have surrounded mental illness and to rely on your own
support network. Originally this was aimed at grassroots Rugby League but the
message has expanded and has broader reach.