Riding to support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Australia

The Cause

  • Life is tough.
  • For some kids it’s tougher than what it should be.
  • We all need a helping hand at times.
  • We could all do with a Big Brother or Big Sister.

Big Brothers Big Sisters provide disadvantaged young people in need of additional support and friendship, with a caring volunteer mentor and positive role model.

Children Struggle To Gain Life Skills Without Support

We’ve all seen a ton of children over the years struggle because they lack strong role models. In this day and age where something like 50% of kids grown up in a single parent family the incidence of kids not being able to deal with life’s issues has grown enormously.

Research indicates very strongly that the absence of a strong role model in a child’s life very negativity impacts upon them. In a FLY Study, of the 13,000 kids cited for a juvenile offence surveyed:

* 91% do not have positive adult role models in their lives,
* 83% do not have basic life skills to resist peer pressure and make healthy choices, and
* 78% have experimented with marijuana.

Support, Education & Living Skills

A lot of the time the only thing these kids need is a chance. An opportunity like the one that our 2 charities provide – support, education and the opportunity to learn some key skills.

So if we can play a small role in that by doing this ride, and raise some much needed awareness and funds to help others, then that’s a pretty easy thing for us to do.

1. Big Brothers Big Sisters Australia – is an organisation that provide vulnerable young people, in need of additional support and friendship, with a caring mentor and positive role model. Their programs are based on the simplicity and power of friendship.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Australia

At Big Brothers Big Sisters Australia, they believe all young people need to feel valued and important. Research has demonstrated that mentoring can empower young people to reach their potential, make positive changes in their behaviour, and build self-worth, trust and relationships at home and at school.

Young people who spend time with a mentor gain confidence, self-esteem and new skills, whilst mentors experience a renewed sense of discovery, learning and enjoyment.