Date: 18 AUGUST 2018
Location: Sydney International Regatta Centre, Penrith.
RIDE individually or gather a team of family and friends and RIDE together to raise funds that will help bring hope to refugees both in Australia and around the world. Grab your bike - and your helmet! - and come along for a great day out. You can cycle 25, 50, 75 or 100km. Whatever the distance, it's all about helping others through your efforts and the funds that you are able to raise.
This is a family-friendly event with options for older and younger kids too, as well as a jumping castle and face-painting.
New Venue for 2018!
Sydney International Regatta Centre
Entry to the Centre is via Gate A, Old Castlereagh Rd
Please follow the directions of SIRC staff and volunteers to the carpark.
Check-in opens at 6:30am at the Welcome Centre.
Cycling will be from 7am until 11am.
The RIDE Route
This year the new venue provides a beautiful backdrop of water and lush greenery. There is a 5km dedicated cycling track around the centre. To complete your distance, do the necessary laps in one hit – or take it a bit easier and stop for a rest or two between laps.
To give you an idea –
25 km – 5 laps
50 km – 10 laps
75 km – 15 laps
100 km – 20 laps
For the kids we have two options at this great new venue:
For kids who are confident on their bikes there is a slower inside lane where kids can ride the complete 5kms. Children under the age of 12 need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian on the track as it runs adjacent to the rowing lake (with a beach entry edge)
For our littlest RIDEr’s – there will be a sectioned off area right beside the jumping castle with cones to ride round and do their bit. Parents can set up a blanket on the grassed area and easily watch the kids as they peddle or scoot round or even have a jump on the castle or get their face painted.
While out riding there are bubblers along the course. Look out for the friendly volunteers on bikes on the course ready to help you with your bike or first aid.
Registered RIDErs can help themselves to snacks and a sausage at the catering tent as part of their registration pack. Guests and supporters can grab something to eat and pop a donation in the bucket.