Sydney CC Ride for a Reason 2019

Since 2007, Sydney CC’s Ride for a Reason (R4R) has been one of Sydney’s most challenging charity rides for experienced cyclists. 

For 10 years we tackled the epic 165k ride from Sydney to Bowral via Macquarie Pass; and more recently headed North to spectacular Wisemans Ferry and along the beautiful Hawkesbury River, but this year we are going for Broke!

On Saturday 16 November 2019, R4R is heading for Broke in the beautiful Hunter Valley, and our Reason is Freedom Wheels .

The Ride

It’s an undulating 162k ride through spectacular scenery, starting at Lavender Bay, North Sydney, and finishing at the Nightingale Wines vineyard where you will be rewarded with a special gourmet Finish Feast! (we checked it out a few years ago – see below!)

R4R is an event for experienced cyclists. Entry is not just limited to Sydney CC 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. It’s not a mass ride; there are always at least six bunches of riders, grouped 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 gourmet feast at the finish.

The Reason

Over the years, R4R has raised over $425,000 for a variety of wonderful charities and causes; and in 2019, we are happy once again to support Freedom Wheels, a unique charity creating special bicycles to allow disabled kids, and now adults too, to enjoy what you love – ride a bike! What better charity can a cycling club support!

Last year, we raised $20,000 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. Read more about how they are using the funds raised by SCC R4R participants here.  

Please register now

All R4R Registration details are at Eventbrite. Your entry fee includes a delicious gourmet Finish Feast at Nightingale Wines.

You can also book a minibus ticket for your return trip to Sydney, although we encourage you to invite your partners and friends to join you in the Hunter and make a weekend of it. Our great supporters BikeBug will be providing transport for our bikes home while we relax in the bus.

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Once registered, participants are asked to set up their own fundraising page for Freedom Wheels at and invite family, friends and work colleagues to support them.

Training Rides

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.

Check out our 2019  R4R training program here  , and our R4R Facebook page for regular training updates tuned to weather and road conditions.


Both major sponsorship and product sponsorship is available for SCC Ride for a Reason events.

We encourage you to participate. It’s always a mega fun and rewarding day. All enquiries to

Many Reasons to join the Ride

Since 2007, Sydney CC R4R has supported a number of charities, including 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.