About Pedal to Fight Parkinson's

Pedal to Fight Parkinson's is a 24-hour stationary cycling event raising vital funds for Parkinson's research and care.
Join us on 13-14 June 2024 at Adelaide Oval.

Pedal to Fight Parkinson’s is an opportunity to bring your team together and keep moving to raise vital funds for people living with Parkinson’s.

Gather your team!

Rally your team of riders and take on the 24hr stationary cycling challenge! Teams can register for FREE, with a goal to raise $5,000 (for a team of 24 – that’s only $210 and 1hr of cycling each!)

Ready to pedal as a team? Grab your mates and set out a schedule for the day.* As long as there's someone on your bike each hour it doesn't matter who!

*It's up to teams to organise the order and times for each cyclist - make sure to check in with your Team Captain.

For more info check out our frequently asked questions.

Pedalling solo?

If you can't rally the team, why not Pay to Pedal as an individual? Register for $100 per 1hr timeslot on one of our community bikes – only limited spots available!

Our events team will be touch closer to the day with timeslots available.


On your marks, get set, Pedal! Get ready to take on the 24hr challenge on 13 June 2024!

We'll be pedalling along with Mark at the iconic Adelaide Oval

Each hour will have fun themes and entertainment to keep motivations high and pedals turning!

In 2019, the Pedal to Fight Parkinson's included over 200 riders who travelled 7,600 kilometres and raised over $50,000!

Join footy legend and former West Adelaide Premiership Coach, Mark Mickan, who is living with Parkinson's in the fight! Diagnosed in 2016, Mark has become a powerful advocate for the Parkinson's community, openly sharing his experiences. Now, he's calling on friends, footballers past and present, sporting enthusiasts, and especially the Parkinson's community to come together and ride for this life-changing cause.

Why we need your support

With 1 Australian diagnosed with Parkinson’s every 40 minutes, it's crucial that we support research, improve services and build awareness about Parkinson’s in our community.

Parkinson’s is the second most common brain condition after Alzheimer’s, with an estimated 200,000 people living with Parkinson’s in Australia. Approximately one in five people diagnosed with Parkinson’s are of ‘working age’; and some are even diagnosed in their 30s and 40s.

Parkinson’s is a neurodegenerative condition with complex motor and non-motor symptoms including rigidity, tremor, pain and gastrointestinal issues, as well as memory, depression, thinking and sleep problems.  Parkinson’s symptoms can be significantly improved with medications and daily exercise – but we are yet to find a cure which is why research and your support is vital!

Your support will help to increase essential clinical services for people living with Parkinson’s including Occupational Therapy, Counselling and Speech Pathology, as well as valuable Exercise Services like Body Brain x Fitness studio.

Where the money goes

The Pedal to Fight Parkinson’s is an event proudly supported by The Hospital Research Foundation (THRF) Group – Parkinson’s

THRF – Parkinson’s supports people living with Parkinson’s, from recently diagnosed through to advanced Parkinson’s, along with family, carers and health professionals.

The Hospital Research Foundation Group – Parkinson’s provides allied health services (occupational therapy, counselling) nurse care, peer support groups, social activities, evidence-backed exercise programs, education and life-changing research to help people manage their condition and live well with Parkinson’s.

100% of money raised by teams goes directly towards progressing life-changing research and services to maximise choice, independence, mental health and wellbeing for our friends and family living with Parkinson’s.


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