Join us in Bunbury this year at the Big Swamp Parkland for a Family Fun Day as part of the WA Mental Health Week Opening Ceremony on Saturday 9 October ahead of the Fondo Series, Round 3 on Sunday 10 October, in a partnership between WestCycle and the Western Australian Association for Mental Health, supported by WA Mental Health CommissionTourism WACity of BunburyLotterywest and Richmond Wellbeing.

The Richmond Wellbeing Fondo offers a challenging yet scenic choice of 70km, 90km course out through Dardanup towards the Ferguson Valley, leaving from the Dolphin Discovery Centre at 8:30am on Sunday, 10 October.

Established in 1975, Richmond Wellbeing provides inclusive, community-based mental health and wellbeing support services across Western Australia.  Richmond Wellbeing’s vision is to create a community where everyone can improve their mental health and wellbeing to live a fulfilling life. As a leading mental health organisation providing residential, outreach, and NDIS support services Richmond Wellbeing is committed to sharing the journey of recovery with Western Australians.  

The A distance will send riders out to Dardanup. The climbing begins here en route to the famous Gnomesville landmark. Next riders will drop through and past the picturesque Wellington Discovery Forest. The challenging terrain then continues onto Lowden, over the Preston River before turning around and heading back via Ferguson Rd. The final run home is where riders will face a fun and dynamic hill set into the epic Crooked Brook Forest. This prestigious route has been used in previous State Championship events, are you up for the challenge?

The B Distance leaves the Dolphin Discovery Centre, riders will make their way to Dardanup before passing into the beautiful rolling pastures of the Ferguson Valley. Take in every pedal stroke as you climb and descend past the gentle trickling rivers and streams, blooming wildflower patches all whilst sheltered by the luscious canopy of local Marri, Jarrah & Karri trees. Be sure to look out for our ceramic friends at the world renowned Gnomesville – our sources tell us there are a few out there on course