As a mother of two boys, keeping kids safe is important to Jo Palazzetti, Director of Turbo Studio, Sydney’s premier indoor training facility for cyclists and triathletes.
This November, Joanne and the Turbo Studio team completed their second 500km ride in as many years, raising much needed funds for Bravehearts. Participants cycled from Jindabyne to Merimbula over 4 days, raising an incredible $33,348.
Kicking-off from Merimbula (NSW) on 8 November, cyclists rode 500km and climbed more than 9,000 vertical metres to reach Jindabyne in the Southern Highlands on 11 November.
“The event is being run purely through volunteer support to maximise the amount we can raise and donate to Bravehearts.” says Jo.
“Child protection is everybodys business and by combining that, with our passion for cycling, we truly can, and are making a difference”
Now in their ninth year, Turbo Studio has grown to include one-on-one coaching, outdoor squads, events, training camps and their dedicated ‘Bravehearts Turbo Studio Masters Race Team’, whose presence on the racing circuit has been proudly raising awareness of Bravehearts and the crime of child sexual assault since 2014.
“I understand how difficult it is to talk about child sexual assault,” says Jo.
“If my business can lend a voice and encourage people to break the silence that so often surrounds this crime, then that will be one of our biggest achievements.”
Bravehearts wishes to say a heartfelt thank you to all of the riders, volunteers and donors who have contributed to this event and the incredible coordination by Turbo Studio, a long term supporter of Bravehearts.