The Rotary Club of Engadine has conducted the Sydney to Surfers Robbo’s Ride for the past 18 years. The 7 day, 1,000 km ride is an initiative of the Rotary Club and since its inception has raised almost $3 million in support of the Father Chris Riley’s Youth Off The Streets which is the major beneficiary.
The presentation dinner was held at the Engadine Bowling where over 90 members, guests and riders, witnessed the draw for a car donated by Macsim Fastener Systems. This year’s winner was Clive Hughes.
Father Chris Riley thanked the riders and the Engadine Rotary Club for their efforts to raise money for the Youth Off The Streets Programs, which will be used for scholarships to help complete high school, emergency accommodation, counselling and support services for young people who have been forced to leave abusive parents and simply need a safe place to stay whilst they complete their schooling.
Three Rotarians that have been the backbone of the ride for the past 18 years were presented with framed jerseys in recognition of their incredible dedication to the ride.
- Ken Robinson had the idea for the ride back in 1998, and fought tooth and nail to make it happen.
- Kevin Stuart has dedicated a huge number of hours keeping the accounts and making sure that all the details of the ride are attended to.
- Fraser Mackay-Sim who like Ken Robinson has not only ridden many rides but has generously supported the ride by donating a car each year.
We thank these Rotarians for their dedication.
The 2017 Robbo’s Ride from Sydney to Surfers will leave Sydney on the Saturday 29 May, so get your bike out and start riding: not only will you get fit, you will feel fantastic knowing that every kilometre is helping a young person live a better life.