Ride Sunday returned to the streets of Australia earlier this month, bringing motorcyclists together with the support of Yamaha Motor Australia to raise funds and awareness for prostate and testicular cancer research, and men’s mental health on behalf of charity partner, the Movember Foundation.
The event welcomed all riders regardless of skill level or motorcycle style, and succeeded in its goal to unite Australian riders and motivate them to ride for a cause.
With 25 rides across Australia, Ride Sunday featured flagship rides in Sydney, Melbourne, and the Gold Coast, and raised $35,000 for men’s health.
The nation’s leading ride was the Sydney flagship event, where over 450 riders connected from various riding groups around Sydney, to ride together for men’s health.
Ramsey Sayed, Ride Sunday’s events and marketing Manager, hosted the flagship ride in Sydney and was blown away by the turnout at their starting location inside the Royal National Park.
“This year was unbelievable,” Sayed stated. “It really was a humbling experience seeing riders of all different makes and styles, connecting over a shared love of riding – and in one of the most popular riding destinations in Sydney. We met at Audley Dance Hall, then rode through the iconic Royal National Park, meeting at the Australian Motorcycle Festival in Wollongong.
“The conditions were perfect, and the whole day exceeded all expectations. We were fortunate to have the support of Yamaha in putting this together, and are grateful to have had the Movember Foundation team there to chat to the riders.
“They do amazing work for men’s health, and having them on the ground to talk about the programs they’re able to fund through our fundraising is incredible. I’m grateful to be able to bring all these riders together and give back to men’s health. Thank you to all who rode and fundraised!”