6 days | 900km | 16000m alt gain | 34 categorised climbs
One goal: fuel
The Ride for Fuel is an unashamedly difficult ride. It’s about finding your limits,
relying on your mates and suffering so that MAF can help ease the suffering of others.
The 2017 route is no different. It’s going to be a great 6 days exploring some of Australia’s
most scenic and challenging cycling roads. This is going to be one you don’t want to miss.
We climb the hills and descend the valleys
so they don't have to
It’s hard to imagine the crippling fear that comes with an emergency in a remote community. Seeing a loved one become dangerously sick, or undergo a severe trauma, and knowing that a hospital is a day’s walk away, is not something we’ll probably ever experience. But for many of the communities that MAF serves, this is a regular occurrence.
The MAF plane turns a day’s walk through harsh jungle into just minutes,
saving thousands of lives every year.
Just 23 year’s old, Elizita was expeciting her first child – in fact, she was expecting twins! But late in the pregnancy, serious complications arose.
She lives in a very remote village called Suai in Timor-Leste. For her to get to the hospital would have taken 9 hours. She simpy would not have survived.
An MAF plane and the fuel in it saved Elizita and her two precious girls.
That is why these cyclists are doing this ride. They’re raising money so that we can hear more stories just like this.
Every $50 raised through Rideforfuel puts us in the air for 20 minutes. Enough time to save a life.