Bondi2Berry 5 year ride
Saturday 5 December 2020
Registrations for 2020 are full. Email us to be added to the waitlist.
After much consideration we have made the difficult decision to postpone the Bondi2Berry Ride to Remember to Saturday 5 December 2020.
This decision has been made with the health and safety of all attendees in mind, including our riders, volunteers and event crew, as well as the communities we visit along the way to Berry. During these unprecedented times, we have tried to remain positive about the environment and challenges being faced by us all. We hope that by postponing this event to later in the year we will be in a better position to host the 5th Bondi2Berry ride and to raise aware of dementia, the second leading cause of death of Australians and the leading cause of death of Australian women.
As per per our COVID-19 Policy all riders will receive automatic entry to the rescheduled event date (Saturday 5 December 2020). More details on the COVID-19 Policy can be viewed here.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank our valued and committed sponsors, as without your generous contributions this event will not be able to take place.
If riders or event crew are unwell or have had flu like symptoms within the last 14 days, please stay home and do not participate. We recommend you download the COVID Safe App.
Please like our Facebook page @bondi2berry to stay connected with the ride.
Why are we riding?
We are riding to raise awareness of dementia. Organisers Nick and Pierre have first hand experience with the disease. 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.
Dementia has become the leading cause of death among Australian women, and the third leading cause of Australian men (ABS 2017). There is no cure.
There are more than 447,000 Australians currently living with dementia. This is on track to reach 589,807 by 2028. Without a major breakthrough in research, it is expected to soar to over 1 million Australians by 2058.
The goal for 2020 is to raise $200,000 for Dementia Australia. All funds raised by the ride will go towards researching a cure and associated research projects.
About the ride
A challenging yet beautiful ride – 155km in distance, and elevation of 1,700m.
Six groups of 20 riders starting from the North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club, riding out of the Eastern Suburbs and travelling through parts of the Royal National Park to Wollongong, Kiama and finishing in Berry on the NSW south coast.
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 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. Bike mechanics and nutrition on course, and a free BBQ at the finish line in Berry.