Recruiting corporate riders to fight hunger

foodbank cycling jazz apple team

L-R: Chris Scott, Commercial Partnerships Manager Foodbank; Baden Cooke, Hunger Ride Ambassador; and Ray Montague, Managing Director Montague.

The Jazz™ Apple team is looking for two to three apple or pear professionals with a love of cycling to join their team for The Hunger Ride, a 1-day corporate cycling challenge through 172kms of Victoria’s most beautiful and difficult cycling terrain. The ride is set to take place on Saturday 16 March 2019, and consists of 10 teams of 4 riders for a total of 40 participants.

Team registration includes return transport to Beechworth, accommodation, meals, branded jerseys, awards celebration, and the opportunity to network and collaborate with other like-minded professionals. A bus will depart on Friday 15 March from Melbourne and will return Sunday 17 March. Jazz™ will waive participation and entry costs for riders looking to join the team, and the ride raises funds for Foodbank to provide vulnerable children and families with food.

Jazz™ is a premium brand from Montague, one of the largest family-run fruit growing businesses in Australia and one of the major sponsors of the 2019 event.

“Montague has been a long-time supporter of Foodbank’s work and The Hunger Ride presents a great opportunity to extend that support,” said Managing Director Ray Montague.

Tour de France Green Jersey winner, Baden Cooke, will return as Ride Ambassador in 2019 and also host training events in the lead-up.

The inaugural Hunger Ride was held in March 2018 and raised more than $60,000 – enough to provide 120,000 meals to vulnerable Victorians. Teams included SkyBus, Peters Ice Cream, Danone, Port of Melbourne, Prestige Foods, and C.T. Freight. This year’s ride will again be hosted by Cycling Victoria, cycling’s peak body for the state.

For more information or to enquire about entering a team, visit

To learn more about Foodbank’s charity work, have a look at their Facebook page.

By |October 31st, 2018|Opportunities|

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APAL is an industry representative body and not-for-profit membership organisation that supports Australia’s commercial apple and pear growers.