Astute hotel owner James Hines is set to hit the road and cycle over 1000kms around Tasmania for the Chain Reaction Charitable Foundation.
Hines is the Managing Director of Hines Property, a multi-award winning, privately owned specialist property group with experience across high rise residential, office, hotel and mixed use development projects.
Together with Hines Property, James told HM he is proud to continue the association with Chain Reaction for this the fourth consecutive year.
“In its short history the Chain Reaction Charitable Foundation has now raised over $10 million for various children’s causes by grouping together like minded executives for a gruelling seven-day bike challenge,” he said.
Hines said in 2012 Chain Reaction purchased an MRI incubator enabling critically ill newborns to remain on life support whilst undergoing an MRI scan.
In 2013 Chain Reaction purchased a PIPER ambulance specifically equipped to carry critically-ill newborns and children with enough room for a parent to stay right beside their sick child during transport.
In addition to the above items, Hines said Chain Reaction provides enough funds to enable the Starlight Room at the Monash Hospital to operate year round providing much needed relief to seriously ill children and their parents.
Hines said understanding the benefit that Chain Reaction provides can only be conveyed by quoting that of a Parent of a critically ill child: “As you riders struggle over the next day or two, your legs burning and your backs hurting, use that pain, channel it, and think about the pain that newborns and their families suffer… by your efforts and by the funds you raise, you will take some of that pain away from those newborns and families”.
The Chain Reaction Challenge Victoria 2014 will be the eighth ride for the Victorian business community and will cover more than 1,000 kilometres in 7 days, including 10,000 metres of climbing.
Hines said to put the 10,000 metres in context that is the equivalent of climbing the Empire State building some 26 times, or climbing Mount Everest “plus a bit extra”.
Commencing on March 8, 2014, the seven day challenge departs Launceston for an unforgettable ride around Tasmania. Passing through towns such as Swansea, Hobart, and Tarraleah, riders will be treated to spectacular views from Cradle Mountain and ride the famous 99 bends road in Queenstown before returning to Melbourne on Saturday 15 March 2014 after an overnight transfer on the Spirit of Tasmania.
To sponsor James in the ride, click here.