The Bondi2Berry Ride
Saturday 18 November 2023
Bondi2Berry is a challenging, yet beautiful ride – 155km in distance, and elevation of 1,700m.
Starting at the North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club, we ride out of the Eastern Suburbs and travel through parts of the Royal National Park to Wollongong and Kiama before finishing in Berry on the NSW south coast.
The ride is an open road event. It adheres 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
Register to ride
Registration for the 2023 event will open on Monday 1 May. Add your name to the waitlist to receive registration details.
Want to help but don’t want to cycle? No problem. We have plenty of volunteer opportunities.
Each rider is committed to fundraising a minimum of $500 which will go towards funding research for a cure for dementia.
Riders sign in to your rider fundraising page here.
Registered riders will need to join at least three training rides. This will give riders the opportunity to meet one another and get used to riding as a pack.
Training rides will depart from Centennial Park with more details provided in the rider newsletters.
Training ride schedule for 2023 will be made available once finalised.
How much does it cost?
Early bird tickets are $145 (+ transaction fees) and are available for purchase before midnight Sunday 7 May.
Standard entry fee is $155 (+ transaction fees) and can be purchased before midnight on Sunday 28 August.
Late registrations are subject to availability. The fee is $160 (+ transaction fees) and can be purchased before midnight Sunday 2 October, if not sold out earlier. Please note, we can’t guarantee preferred jersey sizes for late registrations
What do I get as a rider?
Each group will be riding 2 abreast as a pack, and will remain together as a riding group for the duration of the ride. There are three pitstops on the course with hydration and nutrition available at each stop, and a finish line BBQ in Berry.
- An exclusive 2023 event jersey made by Cuore (sizing chart available here)
- Mechanic support throughout the ride.
- On course nutrition at pit stops with hydration, bars, gels, bananas and savoury items along the route.
- Free BBQ at the finish line in Berry.
- Post ride event in Berry on Saturday evening, with meal deals for purchase via the bistro.
Which group should I ride in?
There will be seven different riding groups catering for different abilities and pace.
Group 1 – average pace of 30-35 km/hr
Group 2 – average pace of 30 km/hr
Group 3 – average pace of 25-30 km/hr
Group 4 – average pace of 25-30 km/hr
Group 5 – average pace of 20-25 km/hr
Group 6 – average pace of 20-25 km/hr
Group 7 – dedicated Wilson Asset Management group
To participate in the Bondi2Berry ride, you must have a valid AusCycling Membership. If you don’t have one of these, a day licence will be provided for you as part of your registration (note, an additional $20 will be charged on registration) which provides insurance coverage on the event day only.
We strongly encourage all cyclists to have some form of cycling insurance which covers personal and third party, for training rides and every day commuting and cycling.
For additional information and options you can contact AusCycling, Bicycle Network, and Bicycle NSW.
Departure point (ALL groups)
North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club.
Registration and briefing: 5:40-6am.
The ride will start at 5:55am.
Getting to the departure point
By car or bike: Drive or ride to the North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club, Campbell Parade, North Bondi.
By train: The T4 Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra line terminates at Bondi Junction. From there it is a 10 minute bike ride down hill to North Bondi.
Bag drop: Bag drop will be available from the start area. Please ensure your bag is clearly labelled with your name and contact number, and is a backpack (no wheelie bags or suitcases). This will make it easier for you to ride with, either to the start in Bondi, or to your accommodation in Berry.
Transport from Berry to Sydney
The train station is an easy 10 minute bike ride from Berry Bowling Club and the one way trip will cost approximately $6 with an Opal card. Please be mindful of track work on event day and bus replacements will be operating.
Please check the NSW Transport website for specific scheduling.
Refunds will be provided to riders who wish to withdraw from the ride in line with the below schedule:
Before midnight on 30 June 2023 – full refund of registration*
Before midnight on 31 August 2023 – 50% refund of registration*
Before midnight on 20 October 2023 – 25% refund of registration*
After 20 October 2023 – no refund is available
*all refunds will incur a $10 administration and transfer fee.
Find out more about this historical destination.