Ernst & Young hosts third Melbourne ‘Cycle Day’ with Cadel Evans
Sunday 25 November 2012 - Ernst & Young will host up to 80 business and government leaders in Melbourne’s third annual ‘Cycle Day’ with Cadel Evans, cycling along a new regional route from Werribee Mansion.
Australian 2011 Tour De France winner Cadel Evans and SBS Commentator Matt Keenan, will lead four groups of cyclists in a loop from Werribee Mansion to the You Yangs National Park. The program includes a more challenging course for experienced cyclists while catering for all levels of cycling ability, including beginners.
Ernst & Young Melbourne Office Managing Partner, Annette Kimmitt said the Melbourne office was looking forward to welcoming back Cadel for the third annual Cycle Day in Melbourne.
“Cadel has played an important role in making our past cycling events so successful and we look forward to the passion and professionalism he always brings to these events,” Ms Kimmitt said.
Ms Kimmitt said the event was part of Ernst & Young’s continued relationship with Cadel Evans which included a broader program of events our people and clients.
Cadel has kindly donated a BMC jersey which will be auctioned on the day with funds raised from all auction items donated to the firm’s focus charities Berry Street and Lort Smith Animal Hospital. More than 220 family members and colleagues will greet the cyclists at the finishing line.
“The thrill of having Australia’s greatest ever cyclist, Cadel Evans, ride alongside and provide handy cycling tips and hints is really a once-in-a-lifetime experience.”
Ms Kimmitt said the Ernst & Young Cycle Day provides clients and staff the unique opportunity to meet outside the office without sacrificing time with their families.
“We have participants cycling from sectors such as resources, government and the financial sectors and look forward to a fun and memorable day,” Ms Kimmitt said.
The cyclists participated in a number of training sessions in the weeks leading up to the ride.
Ms Kimmitt said the Ernst & Young 2012 Cycle Days kicked off in Perth this year, followed by the event in Melbourne and one in Sydney in coming weeks.
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