About The Ride

Ride for Sick Kids Northern NSW
07 - 12 September 2020

In September 2020 Ronald McDonald House Ride for Sick Kids Northern NSW will see a team of dedicated riders cycle over 500kms from Grafton to Newcastle with the aim to raise $200,000 to help keep families close to their seriously ill child.

While the riders will be hurting physically on the ride, it’s all for a great cause – to help keep our doors open to families when they need us the most. 

Last year 771 families from Northern NSW were given a "home away from home" at our Ronald McDonald Houses in Newcastle and Tamworth so they could be near their child in hospital.  Over 8,400 families took a break from their child's hospital bedside in one of our Family Rooms.  155 families were able to relax, reconnect and create precious memories together with a week's free holiday at the Family Retreat in Forster.  And 149 students were able to catch up on their missed education through the Ronald McDonald Learning Program.

Riders will join together as a team to raise funds and awareness, as well as support each other through this challenging yet rewarding journey.


Day 1 – Monday 7 September
Newcastle to Grafton (Travel)

Day 2 – Tuesday 8 September
Depart from Grafton and ride to Coffs Harbour, approx. 98km

Day 3 – Wednesday 9 September
Depart from Coffs Harbour and ride to Port Macquarie, approx. 160 km

Day 4 – Thursday 10 September
Depart from Port Macquarie and ride to Forster, approx. 85km

Day 5 – Friday 11 September
Depart from Forster and ride to Nelson Bay via Tea Gardens, approx. 112km

Day 6 – Saturday 12 September
Depart from Nelson Bay and ride to Newcastle, approx. 55km

Total Distance 535km

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