Sydney CC Ride for a Reason Â
Saturday 29 September 2018
New course – two distances!
An exciting new challenge
Since 2007, Sydney CC’s Ride for a Reason (R4R) has been one of Sydney’s most challenging charity rides for experienced cyclists.Â For 10 years we tackled the epicÂ 165k ride from Sydney to Bowral via Macquarie Pass; then last year we headed North to spectacularÂ Wisemans Ferry and along theÂ beautiful Hawkesbury River, which we enjoyed so much we are going even further this year!
This year, for the first time, we are offering two ride options â a long course and a shorter one. This is a fantastic opportunity for those who arenât able to put in the extra training rides for the longer route to get involved. Thatâs not to say the shorter option wonât be a challenge!
Both options start and finish at Centennial Park, with a BBQ to reward you at the end.
Option one:Â Route: Sydney > Dural > Cattai > Wisemans Ferry > Forest Glen > Berowra Waters > Sydney.Â Total Distance: 207 km.Â Elevation: 2700 m.
Option two:Â Route: Sydney > Galston> Berowra Waters > Bobbin Head > Church Point > Narrabeen > Sydney.Â Total Distance: 150 km.Â Elevation: 1950 m
Ride for a Reason is an event for experienced cyclists. Entry is not just limited to Sydney CCÂ members; keen cyclists from clubs all over Sydney are invited to participate in the Ride.
Despite its challenging nature with plenty of climbing, the Ride is a safe and enjoyable event. ItÂ is not a mass ride; there are always at least six bunches of riders graded according to ability.
R4R is organised by volunteer members of SCC with support cars for each bunch; refreshment stops along the way to keep you going, and a tasty BBQ at the finish.
This year we are once again supporting the unique charity Freedom Wheels.Â In 2017, we raised $25,000 for theÂ fabulous Freedom Wheels ‘Children with disabilities’ project for TAD NSW, which enables children with disabilities to ride a bike when it was never thought possible. Many of these children cannot walk but with the help ofÂ Freedom Wheels they can ride. What better charity can a cycling club support? Read more about how they are using the funds raised by SCC R4R participants here.
Registrations are now open – please go to https://r4r2018.eventbrite.com.au.