Why are we riding? We are riding to raise awareness of dementia. Organisers Nick and Pierre have first hand experience with the disease. Both of Nick's grandmothers passed away after suffering from dementia and Nick's father was diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease in 2011. Pierre's mother was diagnosed in 2015. Their personal experiences, as well as those of many of their close friends prompted the guys to use their passion for cycling to raise awareness and funds to help find a cure for this terrible disease. Now in it's fourth year, the challenge in 2019 is to raise $200,000 for Dementia Australia. All funds raised will go towards researching for a cure. Dementia is the second leading cause of death of Australians contributing to 5.4% of all deaths in males and 10.6% of all deaths in females each year. Dementia is the leading cause of death among Australian females, surpassing heart disease which has been the leading cause of death for both males and females since the early 20th century. There is an estimated 436, 366 Australians living with dementia and without a medical breakthrough, the number of people with dementia is expected to increase to 589,807 by 2028 and 1,076,129 by 2058. Currently an estimated 250 people are joining the population with dementia each day. The number of new cases of dementia will increase to 318 people per day by 2025 and more than 650 people by 2056 Three in 10 people over the age of 85 and almost one in 10 people over 65 have dementia Thank you for supporting our ride, you are helping to make a difference.