Sydney CC Ride for a Reason
14 October 2017
One of the best charity rides in Sydney, Sydney CC’s Ride for a Reason (R4R) is this year on Saturday 14 October 2017.
This is our 11th year, and after 10 years of doing our epic 165k ride from Sydney to Bowral supporting the Tulip Time Festival, we are taking on a refreshing new challenge to start and finish in Sydney. The ride remains spectacular and super challenging, and we are still planning to raise lots of dollars for our chosen charity – the amazing Freedom Wheels, which enable kids who may not be able to walk to ride!
This year will see us head North to the spectacular Wisemans Ferry, then follow the beautiful Hawkesbury River and enjoy 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! With tummies refuelled for the return to Sydney we loop back down to Cattai and hit Galston one more time (where there has been rumours of a KOM competition!!). Then it’s the last satisfying straight home for the grand finale BBQ at the historic Balls Head Reserve, North Sydney (1.5kms away from the harbour bridge) where your families and friends will be waiting to help you celebrate your mammoth achievement in style 🙂
We are also SUPER excited to endorse the fabulous ‘Freedom Wheels’ children with disabilities project for TAD NSW as the fundraising charity of choice for SCC R4R! TAD’s Freedom Wheels Bikes 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: http://tadnsw.org.au/what-we-do/freedom-wheels
Things you should know now:
– Chosen Charity: Raising do$h for Freedom Wheels
– Date: Saturday 14th October
– Distance: 175kms
– Challenge: 3,222m of climbing
– You SOOOO want to be there…
Since 2007, SCC’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.
The 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 as well as mechanical and medical support throughout the Ride. At the finish, everyone will be rewarded with a tasty BBQ back at Ball’s Head.
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.
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.
We encourage everyone to participate. It’s always a mega fun and rewarding day.
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