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Charity bicycle event goes virtual for first time

For the past 39 years, tens of thousands of cyclists have hit the road for the ride from Sydney to Wollongong to raise funds for people living with multiple sclerosis.

But this year the MS Gong Ride will go virtual for the first time, encouraging thousands of individuals around Australia to take part from wherever they are, in the fight against MS.

Taking place between 1 October and 1 November 2020, the MS Gong Ride Virtual event will create an opportunity for riders Australia-wide to participate from wherever they are situated and ‘ride’ to Wollongong from any location over 32 days or less.

To ensure completion of the route, riders will track and log their rides via their personal fitness apps, with a suggested range of distances covering 82km all the way to 3,740 km – equivalent of riding from Perth to the ‘Gong, all in support of the 25,000 Australian’s living with multiple sclerosis.

“The MS Gong Ride is usually a sell-out event, and people travel from all over Australia and internationally to take part in this iconic ride,” said MS Limited CEO John Blewonski .

“This year, no one will miss out. Wherever you are, you too can take part and fundraise to make sure every person facing MS can live well and receive the support they need.”