Welcome to the 2017 Sydney to Surfers ‘Robbo’s Ride’ – an exciting 7 day, 1,000 kilometre cycling event dedicated to raising funds for Father Chris Riley’s Youth Off The Streets. The ride is coordinated and fully supported by the Rotary Club of Engadine.
The 2017 ride will depart from Sydney on Saturday 29 April and conclude at Sea World in Surfers Paradise on Friday 5 May after travelling 1,000 kilometres through some of Australia’s most scenic countryside.
With all meals provided and a choice of included camping or book-your-own motel accommodation, you’ll enjoy a fantastic week of cycle touring with a great mixture of fun and challenging riding and 200 of your best cycling buddies! You’ll cycle through Sydney’s Central Coast, the beautiful Lake Macquarie and Hunter region, the scenic mid-north coast, the magnificent Coffs Coast and hinterland, the Northern Rivers region and finally cruise along the beaches of the Tweed and Gold Coasts.
The ride travels on open public roads including local regional and town roads, freeway riding and some country roads. The majority of the ride is on bitumen (of varying quality) and, for the first time, the 2017 ride will include a short section of dirt road. Rotary works closely with the NSW Police Force to ensure that the ride is conducted in the safest way possible and each ride ‘pack’ is accompanied by a dedicated support vehicle.
Read on for all the details and we’re sure you won’t be able to resist signing up for the challenge!