Red Sky Ride

February, 2019

28FebAll Day03MarRed Sky RideRide through the picturesque south west region of WA and support families with cancer AlbanyState:WADiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,160+ km,81-120 kmType Ride:Charity,Multi-day,Recreational

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The Red Sky Ride is a challenging 4 day endurance ride from Albany to Perth.

The Red Sky Ride is a 4 day ride that starts in Albany and finishes in Perth.  This is a challenging ride with some days being tougher than others! Both physically and mentally. It is also a fundraising ride, where you will be raising funds for Solaris Cancer Care. They are Western Australia’s leader in cancer support and integrative health care.

The event itself is actually a ride from the South West of WA town of Albany along the coast to Walpole via coming up to Bridgetown through to Bunbury on the coast and then the final push through to Perth. This is 4 days of solid riding that you will need to train for. You also have the option of just riding a single day (or two).

The Red Sky Ride starts with a road trip of sorts. You’ll all take a bus with all your gear and bikes, and travel from Perth to Albany, which is about 400km south-east on the southern coastline of Western Australia.

Each day is a ride of between 100 to 170 km.

Day 1. The Albany to Walpole section is undulating. (127km)

Day 2. The Walpole to Bridgetown section is undulating with some long climbs. (163km)

Day 3. Bridgetown through to Bunbury will also have some long climbs with some great descents off the escarpment on to the coastal plain into Bunbury. (94km)

Day 4. The final day, Bunbury to Perth is along the coastal plain to the CBD. (168km)

Each rider is expected to raise the required fundraising and to attend training before the start of the riding week. Which means that ideally you need to be living in Perth or able to attend at least one training ride each month.

The Red Sky Ride is fully supported with lead vehicles, and support with snacks and hydration, along with emergency mechanical repairs.

There is a post-event appreciation evening with family and supporters of the ride being held at the Solaris Cancer Centre in Cottesloe.

This is a great ride to attend as you are helping to support families with cancer. On a personal level, you have the challenge of achieving the fundraising goals as well as reaching a certain level of fitness for riding.

The ride happens in March, which is turning into the late summer months. The weather in Albany and along the southern coast is milder than Perth but may receive some drizzle. As a guide you can expect temperatures of between 15 – 30 degrees celsius.

You’ll find other great rides, like the Red Sky Ride, in our online Cycling Event Calendar.

Is this ride on your bucket list? Why not create an online Bucket List and keep track of rides you really want to do.

Enjoy!

 

The Red Sky Ride is a challenging 4 day endurance ride from Albany to Perth

Date

28 February - 3 March

Location

Albany, WA

Albany

Full Registration Price

$1,500

Extra Information

  • Water
  • Food
  • SAG Wagon
  • Mechanic
  • Medic
  • Fundraising commitment $4,000
  • Training Rides
  • Transport Perth to Albany
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