Sydney CC Ride for a Reason
Saturday 29 September 2018
New course – two distances!
An exciting new challenge
For the past 11 years, Ride for a Reason has been one of Sydney’s most challenging charity rides for experienced cyclists, but now in 2018 we have an even bigger challenge.
For 10 years we tackled an epic 165k ride from Sydney to Bowral via Macquarie Pass. Then last year, we headed North to spectacular Wisemans Ferry and along the 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 – a long course and a shorter one. This is a fantastic opportunity for those who aren’t able to put in the extra training rides for the longer route to get involved. That’s not to say the shorter option won’t be a challenge!
Both options start and finish at Centennial Park, with a BBQ to reward you at the end.
Option one: Route: Sydney > Dural > Wisemans Ferry > Mangrove Mountain > Mooney Mooney > Berowra Waters > Sydney. Total Distance: 210k. Elevation: 2500m
Option two: Route: Sydney > Dural > Berowra Waters > Terrey Hills > Narrabeen > Sydney. Total Distance: 135km. Elevation: 1875m
Maps and Strava routes coming soon.
Ride for a Reason is an event for experienced cyclists. Entry is not just limited to SCC members; keen cyclists from clubs all over Sydney are invited to participate in the Ride.
Despite its challenging nature with around 2,500m of climbing, the Ride is a safe and enjoyable event. It 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 supporting Freedom Wheels once again. In 2017, we raised $25,000 for the 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 of 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.
We’ll be opening registrations soon, but first please go and ‘like’ our Facebook page to make sure you don’t miss the announcements – https://www.facebook.com/SydneyCCR4R/
Your entry fee includes a special R4R jersey, which we ask you to please wear on the day. Insurance for the Ride is provided by Cycling Australia (CA) as a benefit of membership. Non-CA members need to pay an additional $7.50 insurance fee for the event.
Once registered, participants are asked to set up their own fundraising page at MyCause.com.au and invite family, friends and work colleagues to support them.
Since 2007, Sydney CC R4R has raised over $405,000 for various charities: The Black Dog Institute, The McGrath Foundation, Father Chris Riley’s Youth off the Streets, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Parkinson’s NSW, Lifeline, CanTeen, Guide Dogs NSW/ACT, The Garvan Institute for Cancer Research, Cure Brain Cancer, and now Freedom Wheels.
In the months leading up to the big event, SCC organises a series of longer sunday training rides heading both north and south of Sydney to ensure everyone is well prepared for the Ride. Once registered, all participants are welcome to join these SCC training rides.
Download our full R4R training program here. Also check our R4R Facebook page for regular training updates due to weather and road conditions.
Official Sports Nutrition Partner
Science in Sport (SiS) is our ‘Official Sports Nutrition Partner’ sponsor for the Ride for a Reason. SiS is a leading sports nutrition company offering a wide range of superior products to help you train harder, race faster and recover more quickly. It’s the preferred brand of many professional athletes, including Team Sky and USA Cycling; and in the 2012 London Olympics, 24 medal-winning athletes or teams used SiS products, so they must be doing something right! Make sure you check out their full product range and ‘Like’ the SiS Facebook page for regular nutrition updates and advice.
Both major sponsorship and product sponsorship is available for SCC Ride for a Reason 2018.
We encourage everyone to participate. It’s always a mega fun and rewarding day.
All enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org