Cyclists taking the Challenge to support Endeavour Foundation

The Endeavour Challenge Community Ride in Toowoomba on June 19th is one of the highlights of the calendar as Endeavour Foundation celebrates its 60th anniversary, especially as it offers the chance for the entrants to ride alongside the legendary Australian cyclist, Phil Anderson.

The ride has three courses which wind through the streets of Toowoomba and out over the stunning Darling Downs through picturesque towns.

The Mini Challenge is over 30km, the Challenge is 80km long, and the Ultimate Challenge for the real enthusiasts is over 110km.

Two cyclists who will be up there with the former number one and taking the Challenge are Jim Adam of Minyama and Pete Buggy from Albany Creek.

64 year-old Jim said: “I’m entering because I’m a really avid bike rider” while 42 year-old Pete is looking forward to meeting legendary cyclist Pete Anderson.

“It’s going to be amazing seeing Phil Anderson and I hope to ride with him or even finish ahead of him which would be cool as!”

Former police officer Gordon Reaves will be riding for two very worthy causes on the day.

“A group of about a dozen of us from the police service do different rides together, riding under the banner “Toowoomba Says No To Violence,” said Gordon.

“We’ve done several “Toowoomba Says No to Violence‟ rides, but this is the first year I’ve entered the Endeavour Challenge.

“It’s a good event and it will raise money for such a great cause.”

The Toowoomba Police will certainly be out in force with Acting Inspector Tony Neumann also taking part.

Phil Anderson will be in Toowoomba as Endeavour Foundation’s guests of honour.

“I’m really looking forward to it as I’ve been hiking in the Toowoomba area but I haven’t cycled there,” he said.

“More importantly, if I can raise awareness of Endeavour Foundation with my presence then all the better as this is a truly worthy cause.”

Meanwhile, Endeavour Foundation is holding a silent auction for a fantastic collectors‟ item which any sports fan – or any collector - will cherish.

The legendary cyclist, Phil Anderson, has signed a replica yellow jersey, just like those he used to wear in his Tour de France heyday, and this has been mounted and framed for auction on behalf of Endeavour Foundation.

This stunning piece of memorabilia marks the 30th anniversary of Phil‟s historic achievement when he became the first non-European to wear the prestigious leader‟s yellow jersey on Le Tour.

Phil is a giant among cyclists. As a 19 year-old he won gold in the road race at the 1978 Commonwealth Games which led him to join the professional circuit.

He was a top ten finisher for five consecutive years in the Tour de France from 1981-85, and won many events during his spectacular career.

If you would like to bid for this amazing item, visit www.endeavour.com.au

Bids must be for more than the set reserve of $500.00.

Remote bidders have until midnight on Thursday, 16th June 2011 to submit their bid.

Alternatively, those who have booked a seat at Endeavour Foundation‟s fabulous sports dinner in Toowoomba on Saturday 18th June, at which Phil Anderson is the guest speaker, will have a second opportunity to place a final bid.

The winner will be announced at the conclusion of the dinner.

All proceeds will go to Endeavour Foundation to support people with a disability to lead a normal life as part of the everyday community.

Don't miss out on an opportunity to own this incredible piece of sporting memorabilia. Start bidding now!!

Note: Endeavour Foundation is holding the annual Endeavour Challenge Community Ride on Sunday June 19th in Toowoomba. Entrants can ride alongside Phil Anderson. This unique opportunity to cycle with a legend is open only to those who sign-up to take part.

This event is part of the FKG National Road Series Tour of Toowoomba which is the only such event in Queensland.

Details are at www.endeavour.com.au