Ride for Country Kids 2021
Our Ride for Country Kids has been postponed from its original 2020 date to a new date in May 2021 due to COVID-19 restrictions. While this alternate date has been locked in, we recognise it is difficult to predict what will occur over the coming months. We will continue to diligently monitor the situation and will make any future decisions with the health and safety of our riders, crew and staff in mind.
COVID-19 may have delayed the Ride, but it doesn’t reduce the demand for our specialised services. There has never been a more crucial time for Royal Far West and our friends to show support to rural communities who are doing it tough.
Giving hope to country kids, families and communities
Every year children and their families from Cobar, Nyngan, Narromine and Warren come to Royal Far West’s Centre for Country Kids for essential health and developmental care. To show our support for these communities which are facing significant hardship, this May 80+ cyclists will visit their towns on our annual Ride for Country Kids.
Now in its sixth year, Royal Far West’s Ride for Country Kids has already raised more than $2.5m to support kids and families.
This year’s 450km ride winds from Dubbo to Cobar. The route forms a special part of Royal Far West’s history, as these communities have trusted us to support their children for close to a century.
The ride coming to town is a breath of fresh air for many children and families who are doing it tough, helping to lift their spirits as we show we care. Our riders are greeted with delight as they stop at various schools and communities, with many locals happy to share their special connection with Royal Far West.
It’s also a financial boost for these communities, as we buy from and support local businesses and organisations as much as we can.
Our Ride for Country Kids provides hope to regions devastated by drought