Bondi2Berry 5 year ride
Saturday 12 September 2020
Registrations for 2020 are full. Email us to be added to the waitlist.
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The fifth instalment of the Bondi2Berry Ride to Remember is currently scheduled for Saturday 12 September 2020. We remain positive that the COVID-19 pandemic won’t affect the event and we are planning on the event taking place.
Restrictions on group gatherings in NSW has recently been relaxed to 10 people, which is a great step forward! While we remain positive, we are unable to predict what the environment will be in September. As such we have decided to implement a COVID-19 specific policy. This policy will apply to all riders who have already registered, and any future rider registrations, for Bondi2Berry 2020.
If Government restrictions on mass gatherings and staging events lead to Bondi2Berry 2020 needing to be rescheduled, all riders will receive automatic entry into the rescheduled event date. If the new date is unsuitable, or Bondi2Berry 2020 is cancelled, then riders will receive a credit for Bondi2Berry 2021 (Saturday 11 September 2021). If riders are unable to participate in the rescheduled date or Bondi2Berry 2021 then a refund will be issued (minus admin and processing fee of $10).
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.