Lithgow to Bathurst Cycle 2021
October 22 @ 8:00 pm - October 24 @ 2:00 pm$300
Riding through some of the best countryside NSW has to offer – this ride is all about challenging yourself whilst raising money to help people in need…. both here and abroad.
Here: Its been a tough year for us all, but its been particularly hard for those living in rural NSW. They have suffered from one of the worst droughts on record and there has been a significant drop in tourism due to bush fires and COVID 19. We’ll be injecting some much needed funds into the local communities along the cycling route. We’ll be supporting locals by purchasing brekky, dinner and lunch in the communities we visit. We’ll also be supporting the local tourism industry, staying in two quality motels along the way.
Abroad: We’ll be aiming raise enough money to send 15 children to school in Tanzania. This is an opportunity to give the gift of education to children in need. Helping to empower leaders for tomorrow, and break the poverty cycle for a nation.
COVID SAFETY GUIDELINES
It is essential that if you have symptoms do not participate in the ride and get tested at a COVID-19 clinic. Symptoms include fever, cough, sore/scratchy throat, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell. Self-isolate until you get your results.
We encourage you to take extra care around vulnerable people including those who are older, have a compromised immune system or chronic medical condition.
Latest COVID-19 information
Find locations with reported cases, areas and suburbs with increased testing, or read the latest news, alerts, media releases and social posts on the NSW Government website. If you have been to any of the areas listed on the NSW Government website that you follow the guidelines given by the NSW Government and not participate in this ride.
Maintain physical distancing
COVID-19 spreads from person to person through contact with droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. The droplets may fall directly into the person’s eyes, nose or mouth if they are in close contact with the infected person. A person may also be infected if they touch a surface contaminated with the droplets and then touch their mouth, nose or eyes before washing their hands.
Current health advice states that in order to reduce the risk of contact and droplet spread from a person, directly or indirectly, and from contaminated surfaces, people should maintain physical distance of at least 1.5 metres, practice good hand hygiene and engage in routine cleaning and disinfection of surfaces.
Practice good hygiene
Everyone must wash and dry their hands:
- before and after eating
- after coughing or sneezing
- after going to the toilet, and
- when changing tasks and after touching potentially contaminated surfaces.
It’s important to remember to maintain physical distance with people not in the same household. NSW Health also recommends to avoid shared travel arrangements with people you don’t live with such as car-pooling, along with minimising social gatherings before and after.
22nd October – 24th October 2021: Friday evening to Sunday lunch
Early bird discount: SAVE 10% on you entry fee. Limited spots available – to receive the early bird discount you must register and pay before 16th of September or until sold out.
Registrations close 25th September 2021 – why so early? We need to confirm numbers with our accommodation providers one month prior to departure.
- DAY 1: Meet in Lithgow between 8-9pm. Accommodation included.
- DAY 2: Cycle from Lithgow to Bathurst with a hot lap around Mount Panorama. Night in Bathurst – Accommodation and meals included.
- DAY 3: Cycle from Bathurst to Lithgow finishing around lunchtime on Sunday – Brekky and Lunch included
We’ll actually start in Wallerawang, a little town near Lithgow and cycle to Bathurst on Saturday. Check out the full route on Strava by clicking on the days below.
Total distance: approx. 200km
Breakfast and lunch will be provided on both days.
Cycling and coffee go together like peas in a pod – we’ll stop for a few delicious coffees along the way too.
Full on-road support including support vehicles loaded up with spares, tools, snacks, water and cool people to help you reach your destination safely.
$300* will cover the costs of the ride, including accommodation, meals & support vehicles. *Riders will be expected to raise a minimum of $200 – to participate. Riders can make a $200 donation and will be eligible for a tax deductible receipt for this portion.
Your safety and enjoyment is our number one priority. We ask all riders to obtain appropriate insurance cover prior to participating in the ride. An option you might like to consider is insurance through Bicycle NSW. Click here.
We are living in a very dynamic time – whilst we will do our best to run the ride as planned, please note that we may need to postpone or cancel the ride to protect the health of our riders and the community. We will make this decision 3 weeks before the ride commences. In this event, we will endeavour to seek refunds from accommodation and other providers so that we can offer participants a partial or full refund.
We’ll be staying in some awesome little country motels along the route. To keep ride costs to a minimum we will stay in twin share accommodation with 2 riders per room. If you would prefer to have a private room this can be arranged at an additional cost of $75 per person per night.
We’re setting a $20,000 fundraising target for this event – and will use MyCause to take donations. You’ll have to set up a page which takes about 5mins. Click on the link below and don’t forget to select the Katoke Trust for Overseas Aid as the Charity. You can fundraise however you like – ask people to sponsor you, set up a bake sale at your office, have a pre-ride dinner at your house.
SET UP YOUR FUNDRAISING PAGE NOW
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