Macquarie Group presents Wheels of Fortune 2016
Strap on those riding boots, put on a pair of spandex, and get ready to put the pedal to the metal as you race against your Macquarie colleagues at the Macquarie Wheels of Fortune 2016 charity event, Friday 1 April 2016 on Level 10.
The event, held in conjunction with monthly drinks, will see a hand-picked team of riders from each Group compete head-to-head in a series of stationary bicycle races to raise funds for a worthy cause. After the main event is over it will be time for members of the audience to challenge their friends and colleagues, or take on one of the Group team riders (enter below to guarantee a spot). All funds raised will go to Zipper Tickers and the Heart Centre for Children Westmead for a new cardio echo machine.
Come support members of your Group and enjoy live DJs and drinks - all for the benefit of a good cause!
How the racing works
The challenge has been set - will you accept it?
For this event, each Group will be represented by three riders, competing in individual categories – Big Wheel, Women’s and Gun.
Riders will claw their way through a series of short, sharp knock-out sprints (over 250m, or approximately 20secs) until there is no-one left to challenge them.
Head starts will be given to teams based on the amount of money they raise for charity, so please support your favourite team here. The more money raised, the greater the advantage to your team!
Once the official racing is done, members of the audience will be encouraged to have a go. Challenge your colleague, your boss or one of the official winners! The races will be short and can be done in your work gear.
As with all Roller Racing International-sanctioned events, house rules apply. Snarling and taunting are tolerated, so long as there is a whiff of charm and wit, and a loose assumption of sportsmanship. All officials’ decisions are final, although money talks, and it is all going to a good cause. You should also consider wearing a matching team costume, just for the hell of it.
Zipper Tickers are Newcastle families who have been affected by Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) and are volunteering their time and energy to help raise community awareness about CHD and to aid the Heart Centre for Children Westmead in their fundraising efforts to purchase equipment essential to the treatment of affected children. As such, 100% of all monies raised are donated directly to the Heart Centre.
Did you know?
|•||CHD is Australia’s number one birth defect affecting 1 in every 100 families|
|•||In most instances there is no known cause for CHD|
|•||CHD is the leading cause of young childhood death in Australia, responsible for more than 30% of all childhood deaths|
|•||Nearly twice as many children die each year from CHD compared with all childhood cancers. CHD takes more lives than all other childhood illnesses combined|
What the heck is roller racing? – Roller racing is part sport, part carnival on wheels. In a nutshell, you get on a stationary (locked fork) bike and race an opponent to determine a winner. But what it's really all about is having fun.
Can anyone have a go? – Absolutely! The bikes are super adjustable and can cater for almost anyone (over 18). Whether you're a seasoned pro - or have never ridden a bike before - you're guaranteed to have a ball.
Is there anything I need to bring? – No - just yourself. You can race in whatever you like (we run toe straps - so no cycling shoes required), however costumes (including perhaps your favourite cycling jersey or cap) are highly recommended.
What else is going on? – The bar will be open and the DJ will be spinning, and it's all for a great cause, so, even if you're not into the racing, bring your dancing shoes and come cheer for your favourite riders.
50 Martin Place
Level 10, 50 Martin Place, Sydney
Follow the lights, music and smell of victorious perspiration.