CRAIG Lowndes and Daryl Beattie are set to take part in the Ride to Good this Wednesday, where they will attempt to raise money to fund over 1,000 hours of medical research.
The three-time Supercars Champion and the three-time MotoGP race winner will ride 500 kilometres in South East Queensland alongside other motorcyclists from the South-East Queensland business community.
The Ride to Good is hosted by The Common Good and is an initiative of The Prince Charles Hospital, helping to raise money for medical research into heart disease, lung disease, mental health and dementia.
“I’m thrilled to join the first ‘Ride for Good’ and help contribute to a cause as important and powerful as The Common Good,” Lowndes said.
“$44, that’s all it takes to fund one-hour of medical research through the life changing projects that The Common Good support.
“Projects that are making a difference to the health of our community not only in Brisbane, but at a state and national level.”
The trip will include riding through Mount Glorious, the Glasshouse Mountains and Mt Mee before returning to The Prince Charles Hospital, a trip that Beattie is very excited about doing.
“It’s set to be an incredible day,” Beattie said.
“South-East Queensland has such a wonderfully diverse landscape and I’m looking forward to a great day of riding at the same time knowing that we’re supporting some truly innovative projects such as identifying potential new drugs that could prevent people from dying of sudden heart failure.”
The Common Good CEO, Michael Hornby welcomed Craig and Daryl to the Ride For Good and thanked all the motorcyclists for their efforts in raising awareness, and important funds for medical research.
“We wouldn’t be able to do what we do without the support of our generous community,” Hornby said.
“We know that the last two years have been particularly tough off the back of COVID as well as the recent floods, but to see some of Brisbane’s incredible business leaders help us provide the sustainable funding that is needed to make sure medical breakthroughs can still happen is something really special and that we are truly grateful for.”
“We thank Craig and Daryl and our team of motorcycle enthusiasts who by raising vital funds for medical research, really are riding for good.”
The Ride to Good will commence at 7:00am on Wednesday.