For the fifth year a group of cyclists led by Dr Simon McRae and Andrew Atkins will ride as Team.Factor to take on the BUPA Challenge Tour in South Australia on Friday 20 January 2017. The 2016 Bupa Challenge Tour will be from Norwood to Campbelltown, just over 157.50kms.
We are all riding to raising money for people with haemophilia and other inherited bleeding disorders – a cause all very close to us.
Haemophilia is an inherited bleeding disorder where the blood doesn't clot properly. It is caused when blood does not have enough clotting factor. It is usually inherited, but 1/3 of people have no previous family history. Haemophilia is incurable and can be life-threatening without treatment.
Von Willebrand disorder (vWD) is an inherited bleeding disorder which occurs when people do not have enough of a protein called von Willebrand factor in their blood or it does not work properly. Many people are not aware they have the disorder and are currently undiagnosed. Both men and women have vWD and can pass it on to their children.
In Australia there are approximately 5,800 people with haemophilia, von Willebrand disorder and other related bleeding disorders.
PLEASE SUPPORT US DURING THIS RIDE AND AT THE SAME TIME RAISING MONEY FOR HAEMOPHILIA FOUNDATION AUSTRALIA