Grinding 4 Mental Health Tour

REGISTER NOW! Tickets are Limited.

Join us for the Grinding 4 Mental Health Tour

A gravel cycling tour to support mental health & wellbeing in Central Victoria, Australia.
This event is open to both men & women who love to ride gravel & want to be part of something special.

Ride the Tour with Aussie Broadcasting legend Mike Tomalaris and meet the Director of LeTour De France – Mr Christian Prudomme!

***EBikes are welcome***


Tuesday March 14 – Saturday March 18, 2023



$1,725+gst Full Tour (inc Accommodation, brekky and dinner)

$899+gst Full Tour – Ride Only (No Accommodation)

$149+gst Single Ride (1 Ride Only)

2 Distance Options!

400km or 200km of awesome gravel courses.

(or mix and match your distance according to how you feel on the day).

Regional Australia is in the midst of a mental health crisis.

For the one in three Australians who live in regional, rural and remote Australia – where mental health services are most lacking – the system is almost at breaking point. Members of the Central Victorian and Mallee region are two times more likely to die by suicide than those living in metropolitan regions. 106 people died by suicide in this region in 2021. For each of these deaths, studies estimate that up to 125 other people in our region were adversely affected through the grief, loss and trauma that these sudden and tragic deaths invoke.

Help us change this by joining the Grinding 4 Mental Health Tour.

Our Charity Partners are REACH Foundation and Lifeline Loddon Mallee.

REGISTER NOW. Tickets are Limited.

 Ride 400km or 200km of awesome gravel courses over 4 days in fully supported rides. Chose from 3 ticket options. And you could WIN A BMC Gravel Package!

EBikes welcome! 

We don’t mind what you ride – as long as you have a great time!

Ride the Tour with Aussie Broadcasting legend Mike Tomalaris, and have lunch with the Director of Le Tour De France and global cycling identity Mr Christian Prudhomme!

This is a great opportunity to enjoy a week on your bike in beautiful regional Victoria. You will meet new and like-minded people who enjoy gravel cycling and tour through historic Central Victorian towns.

You will be a part of a unique, Australian-first event that will showcase the cycling community’s ability to contribute to real solutions for improving the mental health, wellbeing and resilience of the places where we love to ride.

You will be staying in 4.5 Star accommodation in central Bendigo for the 4 nights of the event – so there’ll be no need to pack up and move everyday.

You can chose a long or short course each day – depending on how you feel.  The long course will be approx 100km, the short course will be approx 50km.

The Tour will be capped at 20 Full Tour riders to ensure a boutique experience is enjoyed.


REACH Foundation

Reach are on a mission to shape an entire generation of young people.
Giving them the skills to unlock their power and shape their own lives. In doing so, they are reducing the development of mental ill health among young Australians.

Reach helps build social, emotional and resilience skills among young people so they can navigate life’s challenges and thrive.

The funds raised by the Grinding For Mental Health Tour will be used by Reach to run engaging and transformative youth-led workshops in the Central Victorian Region.

For every $1,000 raised, REACH will provide 60 young people in our region the chance to experience their life changing workshops.

Visit the REACH Foundation website >


Lifeline Loddon Mallee has a purpose to ensure that no one has to face their darkest moments alone. LifeLine want to ensure that anyone within the Central Victoria and Mallee region can have the tools and the confidence they need to effectively assist those in need within their family, friendship circles, workplaces, and community.

Funds raised by the Grinding for Mental Health Tour will provide our community with FREE access to two Workshops: ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training), and, Mental Health First Aid.

For every $5,000 raised by the Grinding For Mental Health Tour, Lifeline will deliver these workshops to 25 people across our region. This training will positively impact a further 1,500 people in our community.

Visit the Lifeline website >


Your FULL TOUR investment of $1,725.00 +gst


You will be supported by experienced ride leaders and have the peace of mind provided by a ride support package that includes:

  • long (100km) and short (50km) daily course options,
  • a ride leader,
  • a support vehicle,
  • an on course bike mechanic,
  • a qualified first aider,
  • pre-planned ride routes which highlight the best and most enjoyable gravel courses in the region,
  • ‘No drop policy’ to ensure everyone finishes every ride, and
  • plenty of coffee and bakery breaks.

YES!!!!  EBikes are welcome!

If you have an EMTB or EGravel bike you are more than welcome to ride that.  This Tour is about having fun, enjoying time with like-minded cyclists and raising money for Mental Health – we don’t mind what you ride!


We’ve got everything covered off the bike, too, so you just have to rock up and ride!

You will receive:

  • 4 x nights of twin shared, 4.5 Star accommodation
  • 4 x breakfasts
  • 4 x dinner meals (at various local, supporting restaurants)
  • 1 x Ticket to the Fundraising Lunch with Mr Prudhomme
  • Mental health and wellbeing discussions lead by experienced presenters
  • Option to enter the BMC Gravel Package competition.


We'd love for you to join us on the Grind 4 Mental Health.