Online Fundraising

How much does it cost to enter?

A registration fee of $1,320 per rider is required. Each rider must also raise a minimum of $3,500.

I’m an amateur rider. Do you have provide a training guide and tips?

Yes we do! Check out our Training info and tips page for a training schedule guide to get you in shape, prepare you for riding in a group with our group riding guide and a bunch of helpful videos.

What is in my ride pack?

Your Ride for Country Kids pack contains your ride kit, ride t-shirt and ride guide. Your ride pack will be available upon “check in” at the event.

When do rider registrations close?

All online registrations close Friday 29 February 2020 unless maximum capacity is reached prior.

Why are there speed restrictions?

The ride is not a race, but a celebration of cycling. The most important part is to come out and enjoy the ride whilst raising awareness of Royal Far West and the work that the organisation undertakes.

I have registered but can no longer do the ride. Can I transfer my entry to someone else?

Ride For Country Kids entries are only transferable but not refundable.

What if I can’t make the distance on the day?

We provide a Sweep Car which follows each group and can pick you up if you can’t manage to ride any further. The Sweep Car will take you to the next finish point so that you can join in on all the fun and activities planned for the evening.

How often do the groups stop and rest?

You will need to carry two full water bottles to keep yourself hydrated. It is also recommended to carry some snacks with you.

Please also make sure you bring some money with you to purchase beverages at the pubs that we stop off at the conclusion of each day’s ride.

Am I insured when I am on the ride?

Yes. This event has been sanctioned by Cycling Australia and as such, it will be mandatory for all participants in the Royal Far West Ride for Country Kids 2020 Dubbo to Cobar event be member of Cycling Australia to participate. Your safety is our absolute priority.

What sort of bike do I need?

Riders are required to have a road / race bike. No mountain bikes, hybrids, tandems or unicycles. Anyone not sure about their bike should contact Kent Williams to discuss 0414 981 028. These restrictions apply to ensure riders within each group are able to maintain the same pace and aren’t disadvantaged or advantaged.

Can you wear an ear piece and listen to music when riding in the event?

Under no circumstances should anyone wear any ear piece devices that reduce, impair or limit their hearing. It’s an event condition and requirement of the Police and Cycling Australia that all riders can hear traffic and be able to hear instructions from their rider captains and fellow riders.