The Bondi2Berry Ride

Start area – North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club

Arrive from 5:40am for rider check in and briefings.

Riders are to arrive and ‘check in’ at your lead car. Bag drop is also at this location in the lead car, please have your name clearly marked on your bag. Then proceed to your group marshalling point and check in with your ride captain.

Check in closes and group departure times:

Group 6; 5:40am check in; 5:55am departure

Group 5; 5:50am check in; 6:05am departure

Group 8; 5:50am check in; 6:10am departure

Group 3; 5:55am check in; 6:15am departure

Group 4; 6:00am check in; 6:20am departure

Group 9; 6:05am check in; 6:25am departure

Group 2; 6:10am check in; 6:30am departure

Group 1; 6:10am check in; 6:35am departure

Pitstop 1 – Stanwell Tops

Groups arriving from approximately 8:30 – 9:00am.

Food – banana bread, bananas, Winners bars, Clif bars

Drinks – PURE Sports Nutrition and water from the water station

Pitstop 2 – Stuart Park, Wollongong

Groups arriving from approximately 9:45 – 10:45am.

Food – Cheesymite scrolls, Winners bars, Clif bars

Drinks – PURE Sports Nutrition and water from the water station

Pitstop 3 – Kiama Anglican Church

Groups arriving from approximately 11:00am – 12:15pm.

Food – Sausage rolls, gluten free sandwiches, Winners bars and gels

Drinks – PURE Sports Nutrition, Coke cans and water from the water station

Finish – Berry Bowling Club

Groups arriving from approximately 12:30pm – 2:30pm.

Food – BBQ sausage and roll and salads

Drinks – All drinks available for purchase from the bar

COVID-19

With the recent spike in COVID-19 cases, we ask that if you have cold and flu like symptoms please do a test. Riders and volunteers who have tested positive to COVID-19 within seven days of the ride and not able to participate. Please review the Bondi2Berry COVID-19 policy.

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Saturday 19 November 2022

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

The 2022 ride has sold out. Add your name to the waitlist for any spots that come up.

Volunteer

Want to help but don’t want to cycle? No problem. We have plenty of volunteer opportunities.

Rider Fundraising

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.

Training Rides

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 on the following dates. More details will be provided in the rider newsletters.  

Training ride schedule:

  • Intro ride Centennial Park – 6:45am; Sunday 19 June – 50km / 200m elevation
  • Intro ride Kurnell – 6:45am; Sunday 10 July – 70km / 300m elevation
  • Training ride 1 – 5:45am; Saturday 6 August – 88km / 524m elevation
  • Training ride 2 – 5:45am; Sunday 28 August – 105km / 785m elevation
  • Training ride 3 – 5:45am; Saturday 17 September – 105km / 938m elevation
  • Training ride 4 – 5:45am; Sunday 9 October – 118km / 1,220m elevation
  • Training ride 5 – 5:45am; Saturday 22 October – 130km / 1,060m elevation
  • Training ride 6 – 5:45am; Saturday 5 November – 125km / 1,410m elevation
  • Training ride 7 – DATE TBC weather contingency

How much does it cost?

Early Bird

Early bird tickets are $135 (+ transaction fees) and are available for purchase before midnight Sunday 22 May. 

Standard

Standard entry fee is $145 (+ transaction fees) and can be purchased before midnight on Sunday 28 August.

Late

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.

Riders receive:

  • An exclusive 2022 event jersey (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

Insurance

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.

Transport

Departure point (ALL groups)

North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club.

Start time

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.

Refund Policy

Refunds will be provided to riders who wish to withdraw from the ride in line with the below schedule:

Before midnight on 30 June 2022 – full refund of registration*

Before midnight on 31 August 2022 – 50% refund of registration*

Before midnight on 19 October 2022 – 25% refund of registration*

After 19 October 2022 – no refund is available

*all refunds will incur a $10 administration and transfer fee.

Berry information

Find out more about this historical destination.