Red Shield Ride

April, 2019

29AprAll Day08MayRed Shield RideAn epic 10 day challenge to test your enduranceSydneyState:ACT,NSW,VICDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,Mountainous,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,160+ km,81-120 kmType Ride:Charity,Multi-day

cyclists for the Red Shield Ride

Ride Details

A challenging 10 day ride from Sydney to Melbourne

The Red Shield Ride is an iconic 10 day challenging ride from Sydney to Melbourne, that raises vital funds to support the Salvation Army’s network of social and community services. This includes shelter for the homeless, assisting families in crisis through practical support and financial counselling, and helping people with addictions.

This is a premier cycling event where you can choose from the iconic and demanding 10 day bike challenge or join the 3 day charity cycle. This is a ‘true bucket list ride’ for the endurance cyclist!

You’ll be riding 1400km over 10 days, leaving from Sydney and riding to Melbourne via Canberra, before heading south near the coastline of southern NSW and Victoria near Eden, Sale heading west towards Moe and onto Melbourne. An epic 1,400 km with some iconic climbs that include Mt Baw Baw and Jamberoo Mt.

The registration cost will cover the hotel accommodation, meals, luggage transport and a full cycling kit. The Red Shield Ride is limited to 100 riders, so you should register early or you will miss out. You’ll also need to fundraise at least $5,000 per person (on top of registration).

There are also two 3-day rides that are available for the time poor and committed rider. You can either ride Sydney to Canberra, or Sale to Melbourne.

The Sydney to Canberra ride leaves Sydney on 29 April and arrives in Canberra on 1 May 2019.

The Sale to Melbourne ride leaves Sale on 6 May 2019, and arrive in Melbourne on 8 May 2019.

The minimum fundraising requirement for these shorter rides is $3000,  with registration costing $1300.

This ride is fully escorted, with all meals and hotel accommodation included.

You’ll find other great cycling events, like the Red Shield Ride, in our online Cycling Event Calendar.



A challenging 10 day ride from Sydney to Melbourne


29 April - 8 May


Sydney, NSW


Extra Information

  • Luggage transfer
  • Accommodation during the ride
  • Full cycling kit x2
  • Meals
  • Water
  • Food
  • SAG wagon
  • Mechanic
  • Fundraising target minimum $5,000 or $3000 on the shorter ride options