Ride for Country Kids is a 3 day adventure through outback NSW from Dubbo to Cobar Ride for Country Kids is a 3 day charity
Ride for Country Kids is a 3 day adventure through outback NSW from Dubbo to Cobar
Ride for Country Kids is a 3 day charity ride that is held in a different location each year. The 2020 ride starts in Dubbo and finishes in Cobar. Past rides have included Albury to Lake Cargelligo, Dubbo to Wagga, Moree to Tamworth, Port Macquarie to Coffs Harbour, Wagga to Orange and Lightening Ridge to Burke.
In 2021, the Ride Ambassadors will be Australian Tour de France cyclist Mark Renshaw and Prime7’s Daniel Gibson on this year’s Ride.
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 Dubbo on the New South Wales/Victoria border, finishing at Cobar, which is North West of Dubbo. 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 peloton 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 Dubbo to Narromine.
Day 2 you’ll leave Narromine to Nyngan.
Day 3 you’ll ride from Nyngan to Cobar.
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.