Are you up for the challenge of 1, 5 or 9 hills? Cyclists can find out by entering now for The Buderim 9 Challenge on again in December!

Now in its fifth year, organisers are gearing up to welcome avid cyclists to face the challenge of cycling up (and down) nine of Buderim’s toughest hills to raise awareness and funds for Sunshine Coast disability service, CPL, and they are calling on you to join.

Josh Paix, who lives with cerebral palsy and regular ‘B9’ participant, is challenging cyclists out there to tackle 75 kilometres and as many of Buderim’s nine hills as they can in three hours!

Cyclists from across the country, our local cycling clubs and even some from overseas converge on the streets of Buderim on Sunday 18 December and gear themselves up to ‘Get Over It’ for this unique challenge,” Josh said.

Registrations are now open so visit the Buderim 9 Challenge website for entry and event details.”

John Gallagher, Director of Principal Sponsor, Argon Law, is encouraging riders to raise as much pre-event donations as possible all for a great cause.

Set yourself the target for your name to appear on the prestigious Argon Law perpetual trophy – as the Highest Fund Raiser of the 2016 Buderim 9 Challenge,” John said.
Buderim 9 proceeds support those living with cerebral palsy and related physical disabilities and your donations change the lives in a small but meaningful way of many families on the Sunshine Coast.

Argon Law has been an avid supporter of the event for the past five years and the Buderim 9 Challenge is a fabulous example of individuals within our community and local businesses coming together for a common cause and a bit of fun and personal challenge.

Manager of CPL’s Sunshine Coast service, Carmel Smith, said last year’s event saw more than 230 riders, nine hill sponsors and many amazing donations of goods, time, sweat and money!

Last year raised more than $16,000 to support children and families on the Sunshine Coast with cerebral palsy,” Ms Smith said.

We are so grateful for the efforts and generosity of all those who continue to help make this event such an extraordinary success.

Greg Paix is the driving force behind the event a vested interest in both CPL and cycling on the Coast. In his spare time, Greg is involved in the planning of Buderim 9 Challenge, is an active member of the Sunshine Coast Cycling Club and most passionately is the biggest fan of his young-adult son, Josh.

I live and breathe the Buderim 9 Challenge for all that it offers its participants, supporters and recipients!” Greg said.

We hope to see even more cyclists and supporters participating again this year. Let’s ‘GET OVER IT!’ together!

The Buderim 9 Challenge is proudly presented by the Sunshine Coast Cycling Club, CPL and Argon Law.

Buderim 9 Challenge greatly appreciates its valued sponsors Argon Law, Harlequin Blinds and Security, Hall Contracting, Ord Minnett Private Wealth Management, Ray White Buderim, Fenwick’s Fruit Emporium, Giant Sunshine Coast, MacKellar Mining, Local Search Sunshine Coast, Clayton’s Towing Service, Mick’s Meat Barn, JA Batts Livestock Transport, NP Noltis Prime, Buderim’s Lions Club, Ignite Digital Marketing, and media partner, My Weekly Preview.

Register now! Visit the Buderim 9 Challenge website for entry and event details. Entries close 12 December 2016.

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Media enquiries: Danielle Burns 0438 306 466

 

2 BACKGROUND

2.1 BUDERIM 9 CHALLENGE HISTORY

About Us
What is the Buderim 9 Challenge? The Buderim 9 Challenge is an annual 75km cycling event covering nine hills around Buderim. It lasts around three hours and is held during the week before Christmas. You can take up the challenge and become a member of the exclusive Buderim 9 Club and help the Cerebral Palsy.

2.2 CPL CO-PRESENTER & EVENT BENEFICIARY

At CPL, we work with people of all ages to maximise their potential. From going to school or finding a job through to enjoying their retirement years, CPL is there wherever life takes you.
We used to be known as the Cerebral Palsy League, but now we’re CPL which stands for Choice, Passion and Life. We tailor our support services in homes, schools and communities to each client’s goals so they can live the life they choose with passion.

CPL’s Fundraising team has retained the Cerebral Palsy League name. They fundraise for clients and programs of CPL – Choice, Passion, Life through events and corporate partnerships.
CPL’s support packages include disability, therapy, employment and aged care services, so people can easily get all their services from one place.

We’ve supported thousands of Queenslanders for over 65 years, but we pride ourselves on being part of every local community where we work..

Choice because that’s what my kids have with CPL’s help. Passion – our team are so dedicated to and passionate about our kids. Life – my kids are full of it.” – Mum of CPL client

2.3 SUNSHINE COAST CYCLING CLUB CO-PRESENTER & EVENT ORGANISER

Sunshine Coast Cycling Club. Promoting cycling in a fun, competitive and social environment.

Contact: http://scccracing.wixsite.com/sccc

2.4 ARGON LAW PRINCIPAL SPONSOR & CO-PRESENTER

Argon Law is a full service commercial law firm, based in Maroochydore on the Sunshine Coast.

Our vision is to deliver outstanding quality at a reasonable cost and always, to delight our clients. We aim to be the counsel you keep.

We dedicate ourselves to these values:

  • We will work hard for our clients, provide superior legal services on a timely, effective, and efficient basis, and maintain the highest standards of professional integrity. We treat our clients’ business as though it is our own.
  • We actively promote our clients and look for ways to grow the value of their businesses and improve their lives.
  • For our firm, we will foster an enjoyable working environment, based on open communication and mutual respect, and will encourage initiative, innovation, teamwork, and loyalty.
    For our community, we will continue our long tradition of service and leadership.

Argon Law is proudly the principal sponsor of the Buderim 9 Challenge – an exciting annual community phenomenon.