Ride Info

The date has now been set for the 2017 Sydney to Surfers Charity Ride (Robbos Ride). It will start on Saturday 29th April and includes a few changes to the route this year, with overnight stays at:

  • Swansea
  • Bulahdelah
  • North Haven
  • Nambucca
  • Grafton and
  • Ballina.

Day 7 accommodation is included in the Ride entry price and is at SeaWorld Resort & Water Park on the Gold Coast.

Entries will open in early November and we will advise you as soon as this is available.


The Sydney to Surfers Charity Bike Ride is an initiative of and continues to be fully run by the Rotary Club of Engadine.

This is a fully supported ride for 7 days.

Morning tea and 3 meals a day supplied, excellent stopover sites, group vehicle support during the ride, lifts up the hilly bits …..(just kidding – we’re checking to see if you’re still reading!), daily briefings and ride marshals to help you as needed.

Adult riders of all ages and of reasonable ability able to average in excess of 20km/hour are most welcome on the ride (you will be matched with riders of your own standard).


Personal luggage carried, full hygienic facilities available, first aid and medical assistance provided.

The Ride

Average daily distance approximately 140 kms (see The Route for more info). All commercial facilities available at each stopover. We provide a Ride kit, and a help service with your fundraising.

A Souvenir Cycle Shirt and will be made available to all participants.

You Will Need To Bring

  • Your own bike (you can try riding 1,000 kms without a bike… but it’s quite difficult!)
  • Helmet
  • Basic tool kit
  • Tubes
  • Clothing for variable weather
  • Swimming clothes
  • Camping gear including tent, toiletries and any personal items (i.e. medications)

You Will Be Responsible For….

the safekeeping of all your equipment, except when it is lodged in the official ride truck.

Riders Insurance

Personal insurance is the riders responsibility. The Bicycle Institute in your State offers insurance including Personal Accident and Injury Insurance.

NSW: 02 9283 5200
QLD: 07 3844 1144
VIC: 03 9328 3000

Useful Documents

Click here for useful documents related to the ride.

Entry Fee

$1500.00 basic entry fee.
For those who raise $2,000.00 or more in donations, the ride fee reduces to $500.
A deposit of $300.00 is required with your entry.
If you withdraw your application before 1st March 2017,  your deposit will be refunded, less a $50 administration fee .
All fundraising receipt books and deposit books are provided, and are to be returned after the ride.


The major prize draw will be held after the close of the event. Every rider who raises $2,000.00 will automatically receive an entry to the prize draw to win a new car donated by Macsim Fastenings Pty Ltd.

An additional entry will be made for each additional $500.00 raised over the $2,000.00.


Volunteer Support vehicles and drivers are most welcome.

For further information ring Kevin Stuart on 02 9523 0701  (B) or 0408  221 703  (mobile).