646
Fundraisers
$156,990
Raised So Far
93
Teams
145,688km
Distance Cycled So Far
Great Southern Crossing Challenge is now finished

Leaderboard

Position is calculated using distance cycled, plus 1km for every $5 raised.

  • Teams
  • Individuals
  • Position
  • Funds Raised
  • Cycled
  1. 1Euro WAM/Variety help kids, as they love to do!Euro WAM/Variety help kids, as they love to do!Variety - the Children's Charity NSWFinished
  2. 2Team K2Team K2Compassion AustraliaFinished
  3. 3So They Can Team 1So They Can Team 1So They CanFinished
  4. 4Bike BeatsBike BeatsThe Song RoomFinished
  5. 5WAM in JapanWAM in JapanVariety Australia LimitedFinished
  1. 1Bike BeatsBike BeatsThe Song Room$19172
  2. 2Euro WAM/Variety help kids, as they love to do!Euro WAM/Variety help kids, as they love to do!Variety - the Children's Charity NSW$16468
  3. 3So They Can Team 1So They Can Team 1So They Can$8774
  4. 4The Chain GangThe Chain GangThe Song Room$7883
  5. 5Christ Church St Ives Rouleurs Christ Church St Ives Rouleurs Bible Society Australia (Tax Deductible)$7097
  1. 1Euro WAM/Variety help kids, as they love to do!Euro WAM/Variety help kids, as they love to do!Variety - the Children's Charity NSW6914 km
  2. 2WAM in JapanWAM in JapanVariety Australia Limited6403 km
  3. 3Team K2Team K2Compassion Australia6034 km
  4. 4Fellowship of the Chainrings II, Return of 2 JerseysFellowship of the Chainrings II, Return of 2 Jerseysbeyondblue5714 km
  5. 5So They Can Team 1So They Can Team 1So They Can5304 km

1 in 100 Australians are diagnosed with autism every year. For every 5 diagnoses, 4 will be boys. There is no cure.

For over 10 years, AEIOU Foundation has provided Australia’s most effective intensive early intervention program. This program makes a huge difference in a child’s development and allows greater opportunity for education and independent living.

With your help, we can ensure every child has the right to our life-changing early intervention program.

Join us, wherever you live or ride – whatever your pace or fitness level... make those kilometres work for children with autism.

Together we will be the difference and together we will create brighter futures!

Bikes riding along a road
Rider wear a Great Southern Crossing Jerse

The Challenge

The Great Southern Crossing is a virtual cycling charity challenge for teams of up to five riders that launched on 1 September 2016.

Throughout the event, cyclists log their kilometres on their regular rides using Strava or MapMyFitness and track their progress to see how far they can go on the epic 5,200km virtual route crossing Australia, all while raising funds for their favourite cause.

The route for Great Southern Crossing. 5,200 kms.

About AEIOU Foundation

The organisation was founded in 2005 by Dr James Morton AM and his wife Louise when their young son Andrew was diagnosed with autism. They discovered a lack of effective therapy and set about to find the best outcomes. The first school was opened in 2005 and there are now 8 centres across Queensland and 1 in South Australia.

Autism is a lifelong disorder and is more prevalent than childhood cancer and diabetes combined – there is no cure, but our program provides positive outcomes with 70% of our children transitioning into mainstream schooling.

AEIOU's early intervention evidenced based program helps create brighter futures for children with autism and their families. Our vision is to ensure every child with autism is provided with maximum opportunities to reach their full potential.

Rise early.

Switch on your fitness app.

Pedal hard.

Caffeinate.

It’s your cycling ritual. This September, make your cycling ritual count for the cause you love.