Sydney CC Ride for a Reason
Saturday 14 October 2017
One of Sydney’s best annual charity rides
This is our 11th year, and after 10 years of tackling our epic 165k Ride for Reason from Sydney to Bowral supporting the Tulip Time Festival, we are taking on a refreshing new challenge to start and finish in Sydney.
So this year we are heading North to the spectacular Wisemans Ferry, following the beautiful Hawkesbury River and enjoying a spot of lunch while admiring the river view. The quiet winding country road offers stunning scenery and ample opportunities for fabulous photos – one of the main things the SCC crew is known for!
Once refuelled for the return to Sydney, we loop back down to Cattai and hit Galston one more time (where there have been rumours of a KOM competition!). Then it’s the last satisfying straight home for the big BBQ at historic Balls Head Reserve, North Sydney (1.5kms away from the Harbour Bridge) where your family and friends can join you to help celebrate your mammoth achievement in style. You can check out the route here.
We are also super excited to support the fabulous Freedom Wheels ‘children with disabilities’ project for TAD NSW as our fundraising charity for Sydney CC R4R! TAD’s special Freedom Wheels enable 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 here: Freedom Wheels
- Chosen Charity: Raising do$h for Freedom Wheels
- Date: Saturday 14th October 2017
- Distance: 175kms
- Challenge: 3,222m of climbing
- You soooo want to be there…
Since 2007, Sydney CC’s R4R has raised over $380,000 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, and last year Cure Brain Cancer.
A 175 km challenge
Ride for a Reason is for experienced cyclists. Participation in the Ride is not limited to SCC members with around 100 cyclists from clubs all over Sydney taking on the challenge every year.
Despite its challenging nature, the Ride is a safe and enjoyable event. It is not a mass ride; there are usually at least six bunches of riders graded according to ability. This year we will all depart from Ball’s Head Reserve in North Sydney.
R4R is organised by volunteer members of SCC with support cars for each bunch. At the finish, everyone will be rewarded with a tasty BBQ at Ball’s Head, North Sydney.
Registration and fundraising
Your entry fee includes a special R4R jersey, which we ask you to please wear on the day. Entry is $100 if you register by 25 Sept 2017 (late entries $115), plus $8 postage for your jersey. 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.
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.
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.
We encourage everyone to participate. It’s always a mega fun and rewarding day.
All enquiries to Klaudia at firstname.lastname@example.org