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60 or Bust!

Please help me raise funds for these two great charities

60 or Bust!

Hi, my name is Phil Latz. If you’re reading this and don’t know me, then in the context of this article I’ll describe myself as the founder of The Latz Report and Micromobility Report.

On 17th March 2022 I’ll be turning 60. To celebrate, I’ve decided to ride from Melbourne to Sydney, via the ‘back roads’ that include the mountains and Thredbo.

I’ll be raising funds and awareness for two charities that I’ve been closely involved with for many years – We Ride Australia and World Bicycle Relief.

You can read more about each charity on their respective websites and more about why I think these are such great causes in two separate articles attached to this page.

You may be shocked to learn that I can’t just jump on my bike and hope to complete this ride. Being slightly aged and decrepit, I need to train first. I started my training program on 1st September 2021.

Already, six weeks in as I write this, the novelty of ‘being back on the bike’ has worn off. But my core motivation over the coming weeks and months as I gradually ramp up my training distances is to do something of substance for these two great causes.

Previously I described myself in a business context, but I’m also a husband, father and grandfather. I know how many good things happen when people ride bikes and how important it is to make cycling accessible to our children and grandchildren. This is a key element of both these charities, so they align perfectly with my personal goal of helping to make both Australia and elsewhere a better place for our kids and grandkids to ride.

I can only do this with your help. I’ve not done a ride like this in the past and have no plans to repeat this in the future. So I’m only asking for your support once!

I’m paying for all expenses so 100% of any amount that you choose to donate will be going directly to the two charities.

Thanks very much for your generous support!

Find out more about the charities I'm supporting

Special thanks to Trek & Cuore for their product support

With thanks to our sponsors and donors

Nightingale Family
Di Mason
Delahunty Family
Smart Send
Turner Family
Greg Borzo

~ Donors ~

Heather Latz
RILU Trading
Steven Drake
Pekarsky Family
Pat Delahunty
Clement Latz

~ Donors ~

The Rolling Fix
Bicycle Peddlar
Leonard Greis
Kim Nightingale
Matters Family

~ Donors ~

Brompton Bicycles
Lise Chesnais
Joanne Anstee
Catie Latz
Lena Huda

~ Donors ~

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