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2019 Ride Date Set for 17th March

Posted by neil.odonnell on December 16, 2018 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (14011)


The next Beats Cycle For Hope event is scheduled for Sunday 17th March 2019.

Keep the date free.

The committee are proud to announce the inclusion a new longer distance mountain bike ride option.  This takes the partipation options to four!

1.  22km road ride option

2. 25km off road mountain bike option

3. NEW longer distance mountain bike ride option (route and distance to be announced)

4. Just come out to Cape Bridgewater on the day to join in the festivities

2019 Ride Date Set for 17th March

Posted by neil.odonnell on December 16, 2018 at 1:35 PM Comments comments (6)


The next Beats Cycle For Hope event is scheduled for Sunday 17th March 2019.

Keep the date free.

The committee are proud to annouce the inclusion of a new 2nd longer distance mountain bike ride option.  This will take the options available to four:

    Option 1. 22km Road Ride

    Option 2. 25km Off Road Mountain Bike

    Option 3. Longer distance Mountain Bike option (distance and route to be announced)

    Option 4. Just come out Cape Bridgewater to join in the festivities

Auction & Trivia Night

Posted by neil.odonnell on June 17, 2018 at 5:10 AM Comments comments (797)

As our popular cycling event was cancelled due to bad weather, we are holding an Auction and Trivia Night 7pm Friday 22nd June 2018 at the Portland Golf Club.

Some brief info you will need to know:

  • Entry is $10 per person. 
  • BYO snacks and food only. 
  • Drinks available at bar prices.
  • EFTPos available
  • For tickets contact [email protected] or

Auction Items Include

  • 3 month SnapFitness membership
  • 10 Yoga sessions donated by Sandkalpa - Ramon & Cathy Francis
  • A Wind Tower Climb donated by Pacific Hydro
  • Tug Boat tour (2 adults) donated by Port of Portland
  • Pilot boat trip (2 adults) donated Port of Portland
  • Cocktail party for 10 people on the Seals By Sea seal viewing platform Bridgewater Bay donated by Cas and Joe Austin'
  • Tours to Lawrence Rocks for a family with Portland Harbour Tours
  • 2 nights mystery accommodation @ Cape Bridgegwater
  • Fish surfboard Art donated by Glenn Lewis
  • Kids Cricket gear from Gumma Surf
  • Thai Restaurant Voucher & Wine from Swift Skiffers
  • Kayak hire for 2 people for 2 hrs from Portland Kayak Hire
  • 2 PT session and 2 metafit classes from KEssence
  • Painted Surfboard Art from Barb South
  • Wheel Balance from Brydens Tyres
  • $25 gift voucher from Natasha Creasy -Skin & Body on Gawler
  • Beautiful Handmade Cards from Bron


Registrations Now Open

Posted by neil.odonnell on March 1, 2018 at 6:50 AM Comments comments (378)

Online Registrations (& donations) are now available for "Rotary Club of Portland - 2018 Beats Cycle for Hope" - feel free to share the link



Posted by neil.odonnell on March 1, 2018 at 6:35 AM Comments comments (3)

The committee are proud to announce a new OFF ROAD RIDE option for 2018. The road-ride option will still be available.

The new course starting from Portland Football Netball Cricket Club at Hanlon Park is approximately 3km longer than the road ride on Bridgewater Road and will be roughly made up of:

  • 60% dirt roads
  • 20% single track
  • 10% grass paddock
  • 10% bitumen
  • 100% fun and adventure

The Off-Road Ride option is suitable for mountain bikes or cyclo-cross bikes. You must be at least 14 years of age for the off-road option.

Off road riders will depart 9am, 30 minutes prior to road riders so be there at the start line to register early.

We are very lucky and fortunate to have the support of local land owners who support Rotary Club of Potland and Beats Cycle For Hope. This is a ride and route that is not accessible any other time of the year.

Don't miss this opportunity. Get your off-road push bike ready. Make sure you bring water, sunscreen and a few basic repairs.

Check out our facebook page for more information.

Beats Cycle For Hope 2018

Posted by neil.odonnell on July 14, 2017 at 2:15 AM Comments comments (12)


The next Beats Cycle For Hope event is scheduled for Sunday 18th March 2018.

Keep the date free.

Thank You

Posted by neil.odonnell on March 21, 2017 at 8:40 PM Comments comments (37)

On Sunday, the community turned out to support an event that began as a personal journey for a local Portland father and community stalwart, Paul Beattie. The Rotary Club of Portland’s Beats Cycle For Hope has now become a beloved annual event supported by hundreds of people.


Many riders young and old enjoyed the beautiful warm autumn morning to ride to Bridgewater Bay for our 2017 effort.


The event was, once again, a great success, and we hope all those who participated enjoyed it as much as we did.


The Rotary Club of Portland would like to thank the Portland community for their generous contributions to the “Beats Cycle for Hope” event.


Over $10,000 was raised which will be directed to programs that support local cancer patients and their families.


Support was provided by nearly 200 riders and their donations; the many sponsors, both business and private, who gifted items large and small for the Charity Auction and those who purchased the auction items.




We now begin the planning for the 2018 event and hope everyone will join us again.



Shannon Malseed

Angie Steel & family

Allan Hoskins


Club Support

United Way Glenelg

Portland Cycling Club

Rotary Club of Portland

Portland Young Professionals

Portland Football Netball Cricket Club

St Johns Ambulance


Business Support

Bridgewater Café

Damian Goodman Photography

Portland Signworks

Portland Aluminium


Media Support

Portland Observer


ABC SouthWest Radio


Individual Support

Peter Mcervale

Tim Jewell

Richard de Koning

Tom Doherty

Roger Middleton

Trevor May

Jodie May

Jade & Zahn Beattie

Jen Gram

Angie Steel


Business Auction Support

Snap fitness                                                  

Port of Portland                                         

Narrawong Holiday Park                             

Dhauwurd-Wurrung Elderly & Community Health

Blackman’s Brewery in Torquay                 

Clock by the Bay


Shoe Cove                              

Martin’s Computers

Short Street Takeaway

Sport First                                    

Hammonds Paints

Bahloo Cafe

Seaview Real Estate

Moyne’s Fashions


Portland Studios

Lido Larder

Seals By Sea Tours Bridgewater Café

Seaview Lodge

Yambah - Coastal Seafarms Narrawong

Barkly Street Shop


Country Target


Individual Auction Support

John Sealey (VICTOR instant walker lawnmower)

Eva Ryan (TOUR DE FRANCE Jersey)

Eva Ryan (Signed jacket by CADEL EVANS)

Mike Risk (Gannet Colony Tour)

Don Errey (Fold-up bike)

Dennis Hilder (Wood raffle)

Dennis Carr (Football jumper signed by Nick Reiwoldt-framed)                  

Roger and Janine Trewavis (CEEVIEW clifftop Accommodation 2 x nights)                                                                       

Val Worden (Artwork by Paul Worden – corkscrew)

Val Worden (Artwork by  Paul Worden – Lighthouse) 

Mandy Beattie (1 hour massage voucher)                              

Billy & Sarah Fox & Rose & Garry John (Blue Horizon [email protected] nights)  

Peter Radcliff (Unicycle Experience)          

Shannon Malseed (Autographed items)

Carrie Templeton (Stand Up Paddle board Experience)

Lindy Burch (Richmond hat & scarfe)

Natasha Creasey (Beauty Revival Full body spray tan)

Tim Rudge – (1kg abalone)


None of this would be possible without the members of our planning committee who contribute their time and knowledge in preparing for the event.



Mandy Beattie

Frank Farnsworth

Neil O’Donnell

Geoff Mackenzie

Tony South

Roger Trewavis

Ian Eldridge

Les Thomas

Wendy Thomas

Nicole Angelino

Edith Fox

2017 Photos

Posted by neil.odonnell on March 21, 2017 at 7:35 PM Comments comments (6)

Photos from the 2017 Beats Cycle For Hope can be viewed on Damian Goodman's website

Thanks to Damian for volunterring his professional services and time.

Thank You

Posted by neil.odonnell on March 30, 2016 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (2)

On behalf of the Rotary Club of Portland and the organising committee, THANK YOU to everyone who supported Beats Cycle For Hope in 2016.  It was another incredibly humbling, safe and successfull event.

In particular, we would like to thank the following supporters:

ABC Radio



Bakers Delight

Beauty Revival

Bronnie Liz

Brydens Tyres

Cape Bridgewater cafe

Cape Bridgewater Seaview Lodge

Carrie Templeton

Damien Goodman Photography

Gunners Sport

Hallidays Butchers

Janine & Roger Trewavis

John & Renn Blackman

Karina Hogan


Lido/ Clock by the bay

Lisa Johnson

Logan's Cycles


Men's Beer & Brew

Michael Golby

Mike Risk


Moynes Fashions

Narrawong Caravan park

Network Video

Paula & Graeme Preece

Peter Radcliff

Port of Portland

Portland Bay Rotary Club

Portland Bus Lines

Portland Cycling club

Portland Disposals

Portland Football Netball Cricket Club

Portland Observer

Portland Surf Club

Portland Surf Club

Richmond Henty


Seaview Real Estate

Shoe Cove


Smiths Jewellers

Snap Fitness

Tea-Tree Gallery

Tim & Emma Rudge

2016 Photos

Posted by neil.odonnell on March 30, 2016 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (4)

Photos from Beats cycle for Hope 2016 are on Damian Goodman's website.  Thanks to Damian for the professional support.

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