AGSM get on their bikes

Monday, 5 November 2012  Features

A team of 29 enthusiastic cyclers who either work or study at the Australian Graduate School of Management successfully completed the impressive 90km Sydney to Gong ride held on the first Sunday in November. The team which included staff and students representing MBA Programs, the MBT and Executive Education plus their partners and friends made the trek to Wollongong with thousands of other keen cyclists. The team has raised an impressive $6,000 to support the MS cause and is currently in the top 100 (out of 800) fundraisers for the event.

Director of the AGSM, Professor Chris Styles said, "It's a terrific thing this group has done - both on a physical level and to financially support an important charitable organisation. This kind of initiative highlights the AGSM ideals of producing leaders who have an impact on the world as individuals, their organisations and the broader community."

Jane Parker from AGSMs MBA programs team says: "My motivation for doing the Sydney to Gong ride was quite simple - my Mum was diagnosed with MS in her early thirties, so I have witnessed firsthand the effect that this disease has on someone's life. Doing this ride was just one small challenge over a few hours for me, compared to the large number of challenges she faces every day. I hope that my tiny sacrifice will make her proud.

"I'm very happy to have captained Team AGSM this year on our inaugural ride (my thi​​rd), and am really pleased with the amount of riders and support this initiative has attracted. I hope this will become an annual event for the AGSM community."