Your ride entry fee covers all meals during the 7 day event. Meals are organised for riders from the first Morning Tea stop on Day 1 to the final Celebration Dinner on Day 7. Riders who have special dietary needs (eg gluten free, vegetarian etc) are asked to provide that information on the Ride Entry Form.
Breakfast – is provided at the nominated club each morning and breakfast starting times will be advised at dinner the previous evening. Breakfast includes a range of cereals, toast and a selection of hot food; juice, water and tea/ coffee are provided at breakfast. Riders are to cycle from their accomodation to breakfast each morning. Starting times may vary (depending on the day’s ride and expected conditions) and will be advised at the previous night’s dinner.
Morning tea is provided ‘on the road’ at a designated spot and is coordinated by Rotary members and volunteers. Morning Tea includes a range of fruit, cakes, and bread and sandwich fillings on a self-serve basis. Water, tea and coffee are also available at all morning tea stops.
Lunch is also provided ‘on the road’ at a designated spot, again coordinated by Rotary members and volunteers. Lunch includes a range of bread rolls/wraps and sandwich fillings, salads and cold meats on a self-serve basis. Water and soft drink are provided at lunch.
Dinner is provided at a local RSL or sporting club each night. Unless otherwise advised, dinner usually commences at 6.30pm and riders are generally seated with their Ride Pack for dinner. Dinner is usually a self-serve buffet with a variety of hot foods and salads and desserts. Tea and coffee are available. Alcoholic beverages are not supplied by Rotary but may be purchased from the club.
Family, friends and networks are welcome to join riders at any of the dinners. If you wish to invite guests, please advise Rotary organisers in advance so that arrangements may be made with the club to accomodate extra numbers. The cost of dinner for additional guest may be paid on the night.
Mini buses driven by Rotary volunteers will transport riders to and from dinner each night. Generally commencing around 5.00-5.30pm, the mini buses travel in circuit collecting riders from the various hotel/motel or campsite locations. Following dinner the buses undertake a number of circuits for riders returning to their accommodation.
Important announcements are made during each night’s dinner, including breakfast timing and conditions or known hazards for the next day’s ride. Please give organisers your full attention during these announcements.
Dinners generally conclude around 9.00-9.30pm.
The final Celebration Dinner will be held at Westmark Gold Coast Resort on day 7. Riders are encouraged to invite family, friends and their sponsors to this event. Ride organisers will be asking riders for final night dinner guests during the ride to ensure that the venue is advised. The cost of dinner for guests will be advised during the ride.