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from 4 May to 10 May 2019
join up to 200 riders
ride 950 kilometres
climb 7,500 metres
over 7 days
with 50 volunteers

 

The 2019 ride will begin on Saturday 4 May and conclude on Friday 10 May. Click the info symbol on the left for all the details you need to know about the ride – how to enter, the cost, training and preparation and more.

 

There’ll be 7 days of fantastic riding from Sydney on Saturday 4 May 2019 into the heart of Surfers Paradise on Friday 10 May 2019. From highways, to by-ways with gorgeous coastal and hinterland scenery to thrill your senses.

 

You don’t have to … but why not use your ride to gather support for Father Chris Riley’s Youth off the Streets? We’ve got some great fundraising resources to help you along the way.

 

Are you ready to be part of one of Australia’s premier long distance charity cycling tours? Registration is easy and painless. Click the icon on the left to go to our registration page.

 

Proudly supporting Youth Off The Streets

The Sydney to Surfers Ride raises much needed funds for Father Chris Riley’s Youth Off The Streets. Youth Off The Streets supports chronically homeless and drug addicted young Australians as they work to turn their lives around. It is their goal that these young people will leave their care drug free, with a high school education, living skills and a full or part time job in hand. There is simply no better cause.

Rotary Club of Engadine

Our riders say:

John R.

I did the ride for the first time in 2013; loved it that much I have completed 5 in a row - I feel like catching up with family each time we do the ride - its fantastic to meet Father too on the rides and to get to know the staff from YOTS and of course the YOTS kids who ride - professionally organised a MUST do!
2018-10-14T20:17:35+00:00
I did the ride for the first time in 2013; loved it that much I have completed 5 in a row - I feel like catching up with family each time we do the ride - its fantastic to meet Father too on the rides and to get to know the staff from YOTS and of course the YOTS kids who ride - professionally organised a MUST do!

Anthony L.

Did this ride 5 years ago. Sensational event for a great cause. And I lost 5kgs as well!
2018-10-14T20:17:06+00:00
Did this ride 5 years ago. Sensational event for a great cause. And I lost 5kgs as well!

(anon)

Thanks to all of the organisers and support crew for another great ride. It is always amazing to see such a huge event run so efficiently. Meals - the vegetarian and GF meals were excellent & the coffee van was the best part of the week!

Safety and support - as a hesitant road rider, I ironically cannot explain how safe I always feel on the S2S ride. The support vehicle assistance was always present and reassuring. 'Most' riders were confident and mindful of their actions within the pack as well which meant for a safer and less stressful ride.
2018-10-14T20:15:10+00:00
Thanks to all of the organisers and support crew for another great ride. It is always amazing to see such a huge event run so efficiently. Meals - the vegetarian and GF meals were excellent & the coffee van was the best part of the week! Safety and support - as a hesitant road rider, I ironically cannot explain how safe I always feel on the S2S ride. The support vehicle assistance was always present and reassuring. 'Most' riders were confident and mindful of their actions within the pack as well which meant for a safer and less stressful ride.

Tom B.

I want to acknowledge, congratulate all of you for organising & conducting yet another very successful bicycle ride from Hornsby to the Gold Coast, as always, I thoroughly enjoyed the ride, the companionship of new & old friends as well as the on road meals & the dinners.

I also thoroughly enjoyed my stay @ Sea World Resort.

Very well done to you all and my sincere thanks to all involved.
2018-10-14T20:13:40+00:00
I want to acknowledge, congratulate all of you for organising & conducting yet another very successful bicycle ride from Hornsby to the Gold Coast, as always, I thoroughly enjoyed the ride, the companionship of new & old friends as well as the on road meals & the dinners. I also thoroughly enjoyed my stay @ Sea World Resort. Very well done to you all and my sincere thanks to all involved.

Karen N.

Paul & I would like to thank you for the amazing experience that was the Sydney to Surfers Ride.

We rode in pack 4 for the whole week.  Rod was a great captain.  He kept us all under control and most importantly, safe!  Peter was a fantastic sweep.  I struggled up a number of hills but Pete was always at my side with words of encouragement.  He rode slowly along side myself and Louise on the dirt road section, happily sacrificing what would have been a fun fast ride for him as a mountain biker.  Jackie was a great support driver.  She was incredibly protective of us, and there whenever we needed her.
2018-10-14T20:23:55+00:00
Paul & I would like to thank you for the amazing experience that was the Sydney to Surfers Ride. We rode in pack 4 for the whole week.  Rod was a great captain.  He kept us all under control and most importantly, safe!  Peter was a fantastic sweep.  I struggled up a number of hills but Pete was always at my side with words of encouragement.  He rode slowly along side myself and Louise on the dirt road section, happily sacrificing what would have been a fun fast ride for him as a mountain biker.  Jackie was a great support driver.  She was incredibly protective of us, and there whenever we needed her.

Karen M.

The organisation over the week was great - the morning teas, lunches and baggage handling was faultless!

It amazed us how quickly strangers with a common goal could quickly come together to achieve that goal and become friends along the way.

Can't wait until next year!
2018-10-14T20:13:00+00:00
The organisation over the week was great - the morning teas, lunches and baggage handling was faultless! It amazed us how quickly strangers with a common goal could quickly come together to achieve that goal and become friends along the way. Can't wait until next year!

Our Platinum Sponsor

Macsim Fastening Systems are delighted to be involved in the ride – as a leading supplier of fasteners we know it’s the little things that hold the big things together! Our contribution is one of the little things and I just want to acknowledge the big things: the work of Rotary Club of Engadine, the Youth of the Streets team and the riders. I congratulate them on making such a big difference in the lives of so many deserving young people.

Fraser Mackay-Sim

Our other sponsors

Robbo’s Ride

The first Sydney to Surfers Ride was staged by the Rotary Club of Engadine in 1999 to raise funds for Father Chris Riley’s Youth Off The Streets. Since then, this popular annual event has raised more than $3 million to support the important programs delivered by YOTS team.

The Ride was the brainchild of Rotary member, Ken “Robbo” Robinson who was the inspiration and driving force behind its continued success for many years. Sadly, Robbo passed away in 2016.

In his memory, Fraser Mackay-Sim (Managing Director, of the ride’s key sponsor, Macsim Fastenings) asked that the name of the event be changed to acknowledge Robbo’s pivotal influence which sustained the ride for so many years.

As all who knew Robbo would confirm, Ken was a larger than life person who always had the glass half full view on life and his inspiration and vision was second to none. He was a positive influence on all who knew him and with the addition of his nickname ‘Robbo’ to the name of the ride, he will always be remembered as the  pioneer of the Sydney to Surfers “Robbo’s” Ride.

The commemorative 2016 Robbo’s Ride Jersey