Ride for Country Kids

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Are you ready for the ride of a lifetime?

From 12 to 14 March, we’ll be heading out on a three-day ride from Cooma to Lake Hume Village with stops in Thredbo and Tumbarumba in the foothills of the stunning Snowy Mountains. We ride to connect country kids with complex, undiagnosed developmental and mental health needs to the critical assessments, services and support they need to thrive.

So far, the Ride for Country Kids has raised over $3M for kids and their families and we’re not stopping there!

Join us in 2023 and ride to transform the lives of Australia’s country kids!

Why we ride

Country communities have been affected by countless natural disasters over the last few years.

The impact of these disasters, coupled with the existing disadvantage of distance and availability of services, has seen the number of country kids in need of developmental and mental health services drastically increase.

Each Ride takes us into the country communities we serve, giving our riders the opportunity to hear stories, take in the views and experience a life away from the city.

Find out more about this epic adventure now!

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Cycling is in my veins, and it’s great to be supporting Royal Far West to help kids in rural and remote areas, particularly when I get to saddle up and join a group of likeminded people, all of whom are keen to push themselves to support country kids.

Mark Renshaw
Ride for Country Kids AmbassadorRead more

Where we’re headed next

From March 12-14, we’ll be riding over 400km through breathtaking countryside whilst meeting some of the wonderful communities Royal Far West serves.

The 2023 Ride will begin in Cooma, and visit Thredbo and Tumbarumba before finishing in Lake Hume Village.

The Route:
  • Day 1: Cooma to Thredbo (121km / 2229vm)
  • Day 2: Thredbo to Tumbarumba (152km / 3225vm)
  • Day 3: Tumbarumba to Lake Hume Village (136km / 1344vm)

We have many partner and sponsorship opportunities available, including corporate team packages and kit sponsorship.

Thinking of joining the Ride? Find out more about registration fees and fundraising commitments today.

Have questions about the Ride? Take a look at our FAQs for more information.