The Battle of the Businesses

Highland Fling

Saturday 12 November, 4.15pm

Butcher against Baker…..Postmaster against Potter….. Cafe against Chemist…..Health Centre against Hairdresser……..Guesthouse against Garage…….

Local businesses race to raise funds
Local businesses race to raise funds

The annual Battle of The Businesses at The Bundanoon Dash is on again! The Bundanoon Dash is a 6km fundraising mountain bike race, a warm up the night before the big race day of The Highland Fling. It loops around the Morton NP trails before a ‘slight’ uphill finish up the crowd lined Constitution Hill.

So once again the call goes out to all businesses (highly visible or home based) in the Southern Highlands* to put up a rider to represent them in the Dash with proceeds of the battle going to charity. It’s a bit of fun for a good cause.

How it Works:

1. Find a rider. This can be someone who works for the business or another rider living in the district*. To make it easy we can also draw you a rider from local mountain bikers if you can’t find one! Contact or 4883 6509 if you need a rider.

2. Enter. The rider enters The Battle of The Businesses below. Entry cost is $25. All the money goes into the charity pool.

3. Dress Rider & Bike. On the day the rider must ride dressed in a way that identifies him/her with the business. There are prizes for the best dressed bikes/riders!!

Each ‘Battle of The Businesses’ rider will ride with a special number plate highlighting their sponsoring business.

All entry fees go into a pool. So if there are 50 businesses involved then there’s 50 x $25 ie $1250 in the charity pool. The winners nominate their favourite charity/cause to receive the money as follows:

First Place – 70% of entry fees

Second Place – 20% of entry fees

Third Place – 10% of entry fees

Best Dressed – 1st, 2nd & 3rd – Special prizes for riders whose dress/bike best shows off the business he/she is representing!

A visual feast for spectators
A visual feast for spectators

Who Can Enter?

Businesses must have their primary place of trade or main office in the Southern Highlands area*. Riders in the race must also live in this area. The area is defined as that covered by Wingecarribee Shire Council local government area. Any attempted rorting of the system will see businesses liable to a fine of not less than $50 to be added to the charity pool!

* ‘The district’, ‘The Southern Highlands’ and the ‘Wingecarribee Shire Area’ refers to the area within the shire boundaries. Businesses must be based within this area and riders must reside within this area.