The Bowral Classic is offering a refreshing approach to event fundraising. Our mission is to provide both individual riders and teams the opportunity to fundraise for whichever charity they wish to support.

We are giving the power back to riders. You choose a cause you are passionate about.

Since the inaugural Bowral Classic event in 2016, the Classic events have raised over $300,000 for charities across Australia.

All charities can participate and use the Bowral Classic event to raise much needed funds. For our preferred charity partners, please see below.



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Our Charity Partners


The National Breast Cancer Foundation are Australia’s leading national body funding game-changing breast cancer research with money raised entirely by the Australian public. Their mission is simple: stop deaths from breast cancer. How? By identifying, funding and championing world-class research. research that will help detect tumours earlier, improve treatment outcomes and ultimately – save lives.

The Black Dog Institute is a translational research institute that aims to reduce the incidence of mental illness and the stigma around it, to actively reduce suicide rates and empower everyone to live the most mentally healthy lives possible.

Freedom Wheels builds specially tailored bikes for kids living with a disability opening doors of joy, confidence and freedom to all kids. The Freedom Wheels bikes are created by our team of volunteers to suit the specific needs of each child. We rely on kind, active members of the community to help turn dreams into reality.

Turn your miles into smiles and change the life of a child living with a disability today. For every $1000 raised a child can get out of their wheelchair and cycle away with friends and family. Sign up to become a ‘Freedom Wheeler’ and support kids to achieve their dreams.

Check out some of our success stories:

is the leading global organisation funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. JDRF Australia is built on a grassroots model of people connecting in their local communities, collaborating regionally for efficiency and broader fundraising impact, and uniting on an international stage to pool resources, passion and energy.

Our mission is to accelerate life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications. To accomplish this, JDRF has invested nearly $2 billion since our inception. We collaborate with academic institutions, policymakers, and corporate and industry partners to develop and deliver a pipeline of innovative therapies to people living with T1D.

Chris O’Brien Lifehouse is a not-for-profit hospital dedicated solely to treating cancer. We offer an integrated, patient-centred model of care that combines the best in cancer treatment, research and supportive services all under one roof. Lifehouse more than a hospital, it’s a place of hope, healing and life with our achievements only possible with the generous support of our community.

Each day, six children and their families around Australia find out the news that their child has a critical illness. Make-A-Wish grants wishes to children and teens living with life-threatening illnesses. Our wishes work to complement medical treatment, with the power to calm, distract and empower sick children at the time they need it most.

Our vision is to grant the wish of every eligible child, but we can’t do it without the help of the community. While we can’t cure childhood illness, we can help children experience the lasting hope, anticipation and legacy of their greatest wish coming true.


Rare Cancers Australia (RCA) is a charity whose purpose is to improve the lives and health outcomes of Australians living with rare and less common (RLC) cancers. In Australia in 2017, an estimated 52,000 people were diagnosed with RLC cancers, and 25,000 died from them, according to Cancer in Australia 2017 estimates.

As distinct from common cancers (breast, prostate, bowel, lung and melanoma) there is very little patient support offered to RLC cancer patients. RCA works tirelessly to ensure that this cancer group will never be forgotten or ignored again.


1. Personalise

Make your fundraising page as personalised as possible! Change the font, include pictures, even include a video! Show your donors why you care and how their support will make a difference.

2. Dare

Dare yourself! Make a promise to your donors: if you reach a certain target, you’ll… Shave your head, bake them all cookies, ride that extra 50km, or anything else you can think of! It’s a great way to incentivise donors and keep those funds coming once you’ve hit your target.

3. Social Media

It’s not real unless it’s on Facebook! Make an initial status when you first create your page and update all your friends and family on your progress. Have a count down, put up pictures, and remind everyone that they can help make a difference. Also – don’t forget about Instagram! Gramming your progress and using #hashtags are a great way of connecting with like-minded people and getting some inspiration and motivation along the way.