About the ride

THE 2017 BONDI2BERRY RIDE TO REMEMBER HAS NOW SOLD OUT!

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How can I help?

To help find a cure for dementia, please donate on the 2017 Ride to Remember fundraising page

If you would like to volunteer on the day please email us at bondi2berry@gmail.com

 

Why are we riding?

The ride will raise awareness of dementia. Organisers Nick, Pierre and James have first hand experience with the disease. Both of Nick’s grandmothers passed away after suffering from dementia, and Nick's father was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2011. Pierre’s mother was diagnosed in 2015. James has worked in aged care since 2010 and has witnessed the stress the disease places on carers and family.

Their personal experiences, as well as those of many of their close friends, prompted the guys to use their passion for cycling to raise awareness and funds to help find a cure for the terrible disease.

 

The Challenge

Dementia is the second leading cause of death in Australia. It is a collection of symptoms that are caused by disorders affecting the brain, it is not one specific disease. There is no cure.

Currently there are more than 410,000 Australians living with dementia. Without a major breakthrough in research, the figure is expected to soar to over 1 million people by 2050.

The goal for the 2017 ride is to raise $75,000 for Alzheimer’s Australia. All funds raised by the ride will go towards researching a cure.

 

About the ride

The Ride to Remember is back in 2017...bigger and better...on Saturday 9 September 2017. We are introducing a third cycling group and increasing capacity to 60 riders.

Three groups will be starting from the North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club, riding out of the Eastern Suburbs and travelling through parts of the Royal National Park before following the coast to Wollongong, Kiama and finishing in beautiful Berry on the NSW south coast. A very challenging  155km in distance, and elevation of 1,700m.

The ride is an open road event, adhering to normal road rules and is sanctioned by Cycling NSW. Please note that only road bikes are able to be utilised (no TT / triathlon or mountain bikes). There will be support vehicles for each of the three groups, as well as first aid and bike mechanics on the course.

 

What do I get as a rider?

All riders will receive a unique Bondi2Berry event jersey and an event pack with other great products. On the ride there will be spare parts (if needed) and nutrition provided. There will be hydration, bars, gels, bananas and savoury items available at the pit stop locations at Stanwell Tops, Wollongong, Kiama and at the finish line in Berry.

You will also receive an invitation to attend the Bondi2Berry launch night and the post ride event at the Berry Hotel on Saturday evening.