Ride for Country Kids

April, 2019

07AprAll Day09Ride for Country KidsA 3 day adventure from Albury to Lake Cargelligo AlburyState:NSWDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,160+ kmType Ride:Charity,Multi-day,Recreational

riders from the Ride for Country Kids


Ride Details

Ride for Country Kids is a 3 day adventure through outback NSW from Albury to Lake Cargelligo

Ride for Country Kids is a 3 day charity ride that is held in a different location each year. The 2019 ride starts in Albury and finishes at Lake Cargelligo. Past rides have included Dubbo to Wagga, Moree to Tamworth, Port Macquarie to Coffs Harbour, Wagga to Orange and Lightening Ridge to Burke. 

This ride is unique in that each year the organiser, Royal Far West, chooses a different route that allows them to travel through some of the remote country towns and areas that have been supported by Royal Far West. Royal Far West helps country kids who are disadvantaged through distance and by the lack of services in rural and remote areas of Australia.

The Ride for Country Kids starts at Albury on the New South Wales/Victoria border, finishing at Lake Cargelligo, which is north of Albury. This is a 3 day ride with a total distance of around 450km, which means you need to be a confident rider with some experience with riding in a peleton over long distances. The countryside you’ll be cycling through is a mixture of bushland, grazing for sheep and cattle and open plains.

Day 1 you’ll be cycling from Albury to Wagga Wagga. You’ll have the choice of a shorter route of 158km or a longer route of 170km.

Day 2 you’ll leave Wagga Wagga and ride to West Wyalong, a distance of 178km. You’ll stay in one group on this day.

Day 3 you’ll ride from West Wyalong to the finish at Lake Cargelligo. The group will be dividing into 3 peletons, short (120km), medium (150km) and long (162km).

Places for this ride are limited to a total of 75 riders. It is fully supported with support staff, a mechanic and SAG wagon.

A return bus service is available, travelling from the Royal Far West Centre in Manly to Albury, and then from Lake Cargelligo to Manly.

You’ll find other cycling events, like Ride for Country Kids, in our online Cycling Event Calendar.


Ride for Country Kids is a 3 day adventure through outback NSW from Albury to Lake Cargelligo


7 April - 9 April


Albury, NSW


Extra Information

  • Fundraising recommended minimum $3,500
  • Cycling Australia Membership required
  • Water
  • Food
  • SAG Wagon
  • Mechanic
  • Medic
  • Overnight stay
  • Return bus