Sydney CC Ride for a Reason 2016
Centennial Park, NSW, Australia

Sydney CC Ride for a Reason 2016

Event Information

Sydney CC Ride for a Reason 2016

Centennial Park Sydney to Bowral, Centennial Park, NSW

Event Description

Sydney Cycling Club Ride for a Reason 2016

This is the 10th Anniversary of Sydney Cycling Club’s annual 165k fundraiser Ride for a Reason (R4R), one of Sydney's most fun and challenging charity bike rides.  

Since 2007, R4R has raised over $330,000 for a variety of causes in conjunction with Bowral’s Tulip Time Festival; this year we are riding for the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation. Did you know brain cancer kills more children in Australia than any other disease, and more people under 40 than any other cancer?

Entry to R4R is open to all experienced cyclists. The Ride is an undulating 165 km from Centennial Park, Sydney, to Bradman Oval, Bowral, via the Royal National Park, Wollongong, Macquarie Pass (11k climb) and through the Southern Highlands to Bowral.

R4R is organised by volunteer members of Sydney CC. It's not a mass ride nor a race; it's a safe and enjoyable ride with bunches of 15-20 riders each according to ability.  There are a number of refreshment stops along the way, and each bunch has its own Ride Captain and support vehicle.

Most bunches reach Bowral by 2 pm or 3 pm in time to enjoy the annual Tulip Time Parade and other festivities; and Bowral's Lions Club kindly rewards everyone with a tasty BBQ at Bradman Oval at the finish.

Registration & fund-raising

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 4 Sept 2016 (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 Everyday Hero fundraising page at, and invite family, friends and work colleagues to support them.

Getting home

Many participants choose to stay the weekend in Bowral with family and friends. Tickets for minibus seats back to Centennial Park will be available nearer the event. Riders can also catch the train from Bowral station to Central, Sydney.

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