SAFELY away and riding home from Uluru, professional cyclist Nick Locandro and his team are issuing Ballarat a challenge.
Locandro is determined to rally community action to reach a 5000-strong target of Ballarat dementia friends.
He is urging people to take the 15-minute Dementia Australia course online, then put a photo or video up online and tag two friends to spread the word. A Ride to Remember team will collate the efforts at the ride’s end.
Locandro and fellow Ballarat cyclists Jarrod King and Jamie Huggett set out on the 2000-kilometre, 14-day ride home on Monday to raise awareness for younger onset dementia, promoting a more inclusive and dementia-friendly Ballarat.
For Locandro, the mission started out as a way to honour his dad Sam who died with an aggressive form of the disease six years after he was diagnosed, aged 54.
Along the journey to prepare for Uluru, the fundraiser became more about raising awareness for Locandro.
For more details, visit A Ride to Remember – Uluru to Ballarat on Facebook.
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