To celebrate 10 wonderful years of raising vitally important funds for hospitals across NSW, the C3 Cyclists have set themselves some lofty ambitions for a 690-kilometre ride in October 2021.

C3 Cyclists President Steve Dunstall said the team was riding from Newcastle to Bathurst, hoping to raise an incredible $100,000 for the Humpty Dumpty Foundation.

"Unfortunately, some children and their families have to travel significant distances to receive the treatment they need, which in turn can be life threatening,” he said.

“Through the Humpty Dumpty Foundation in 2021, we are aiming to donate medical equipment to Queanbeyan Hospital and Health Service, Bathurst Health Service, Orange Health Service, and Cowra Health Service to help improve and potentially save children’s lives.

"We have raised approximately $50,000 each from the previous four rides, which is a great achievement. This year we're raising the bar significantly because there is so much more we can do to help lots of children and their families who urgently need this equipment."

Tamworth Hospital received $7310 worth of equipment for the Children's Ward and Special Care Nursery. John Hunter Children’s Hospital received equipment for the Ward J2 Adolescents, Day Stay, and Paediatric Sleep Units valued at $12,400.

Bathurst Base Hospital received medical equipment for its Emergency Department and Paediatric Unit valued at $11,800, while Maitland Hospital received medical equipment for its Maternity Ward valued at $9,080.

Since the inaugural ride in 2010, C3 Cyclists have raised more than $300,000 for the Humpty Dumpty Foundation.

Not-for-profit charity organisation, VERTO, has again jumped on board as a corporate sponsor in 2021. Other important event sponsors include Pushys, Energy & Management Services, Craggspace Architecture, Advisio, and Today’s Plan.

“This really is a wonderful initiative, and VERTO is very proud to play a small part in helping the C3 Cyclists on this gruelling but very important journey,” VERTO CEO Ron Maxwell said.

“At VERTO, we pride ourselves on providing life-changing opportunities for people in our local communities, and this aligns with what the C3 Cyclists are trying to achieve.

“VERTO’s Chairman Andrew Abel will be participating in this ride and I encourage everyone to support this important fundraising initiative.”

The five-day ride will begin in Newcastle on 20 October 2021 and conclude in Bathurst on 24 October 2021. For more information, visit https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/tour-de-coast-to-country-2021-registration-143600810891.