Announcement: CME signs on as new title sponsor for Perth to Laverton Cycling Classic 2022


The Cycling Development Foundation (CDF) are immensely proud and pleased to announce the Chamber of Minerals and Energy (CME) of Western Australia as this year’s title sponsor of our 1,100 km Ride to Laverton.


CME Chief Executive Paul Everingham said the ride made an extremely important contribution to communities in WA mining heartland.


“When you reflect on the places the ride takes in – including Mount Magnet, Sandstone, Leinster, Leonora and, of course, Laverton – you’re talking about some of the most important mining communities in WA,” Mr Everingham said.


“CME member companies are already significant contributors to these communities, but the ride takes this up a notch by providing a pathway for funding mentoring and cycling programs in the Northern Goldfields.


“Having taken part in the ride in 2021, I can say that it’s a unique and rewarding opportunity to see some picturesque WA countryside, engage with key local communities and spend time with Traditional Owners while learning about their long-standing connection to country.


“CME is proud to be the title sponsor of an event that delivers so much to regional areas.”


CME did not just support the ride financially in 2021, Mr Everingham and several colleagues took up the challenge to ride the distance and experienced the camaraderie and cross-cultural meetings along the way.


CDF Chair Mary Tennant said event organisers were very grateful for CME’s support and the benefit it would provide for the charity ride event:


“The funds provided by CME will enable us to continue to run the Laverton Cycling Project and will cast a wider involvement amongst the cycling community in the mining and energy sector of WA. We would like to acknowledge the pivotal role taken by Paul Everingham and associates who joined us on the ride to Laverton in 2021, [and will join us again in his personal capacity in 2022].”


The 2022 edition of the Chamber of Minerals & Energy WA Perth to Laverton Cycling Classic takes place between September 24 and October 4 and will feature 25 riders covering an average of 150km a day.


The 2021 event raised nearly $100,000, after initially targeting a total of $57,500.


Donations for the 2022 event can be made at:—laverton-cycling-classic-2022


The Cycling Development Foundation exists to raise capital and funding to provide support and resources for growing the base of cycling, particularly the development of the junior and women’s fields. The CDF facilitates this via partnerships with various socially conscious corporations to deliver tangible benefits to their employees, associates and communities beyond sporting outcomes alone. More information about the foundation or the Laverton Cycling Project can be found on