The 2022 Hawaiian Ride for Youth crossed the finish line at the University of Western Australia recently, raising a record $2.9m for Youth Focus, a charity supporting young people and their mental health.
The peloton, with over 210 riders and 50 support crew, set off from Albany on the south coast of Western Australia, riding 700km via 3 routes - Wheatbelt, Inland & Coastal - arriving in Perth 5 days later.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the ride, a special "Heritage" peloton was selected including multi-year veterans of the ride and several riders from the very first ride in 2003 who were each given the opportunity to ride with one of their children (who are now young adults).
eniQ was the official hydration partner for the ride and eniQ CEO Tim Scott-Branagan joined the Heritage peloton as part of the support crew for the week.
"This is our 1st year as a partner of the Hawaiian Ride For Youth and I was privileged to join the Heritage peloton as a member of the support crew. Whilst 700km in the saddle over 5 days is a great accomplishment for each rider, it is the camaraderie and generosity of the Ride for Youth community, showcased each evening, that makes the Ride for Youth so special," said Scott-Branagan.
"To celebrate a 20th anniversary and raise nearly $3m this year alone is truly remarkable."
"The feedback we have received on our products has been extremely positive and we are looking forward to next year already," said Scott-Branagan.