About the RFSK Great Ocean Road Tour
In October 2021, the Ride for Sick Kids SA will see a team of 30 riders travel over 1,000
Now in its 10th year, the Ride for Sick Kids SA team will ride together to raise funds and awareness for the programs run by Ronald McDonald House Charities South Australia.
STAGE 1: Sunday 17 October 2021: MELBOURNE TO QUEENSCLIFF (111.8km & 891m)
The ride will start from Ronald McDonald House, North Fitzroy and head south down one of the most popular cycling roads in Australia, the famous Beach Road. Thousands of cyclists ride along this road each and every day so we’ll be sure to see many other cyclists as we make our way down to Sorrento. Following lunch we will board the ferry and travel across the bay to Queenscliff where we’ll spend the night.
STAGE 2: Monday 18 October 2021: QUEENSCLIFF TO APOLLO BAY (133.6km & 1,252m)
Today we will visit our first school to share with the school community the wonderful work done by Ronald McDonald House South Australia in supporting families with sick kids.The Great Ocean Road will offer some of the most beautiful sights we have seen over the 8 year history of the ride. The team arrives at the beach side town of Apollo Bay where they can enjoy a quick swim in the ocean to freshen up the legs after 2 days on the bike.
STAGE 3: Tuesday 19 October 2021: TWELVE APOSTLES TO PORT FAIRY (136.4km & 972m)
To ensure we make the most of our time on the Great Ocean Road and get to take in more of the sights we will do a short bus transfer in the morning from Lorne to start day 3 from the famous Twelve Apostles. We will then enjoy the final kilometres of the Great Ocean Road in the morning before heading more inland as we ride to the beautiful town of Port Fairy. When we arrive we will be saying goodbye to some of our riders who have joined us for the first 3 days.
STAGE 4: Wednesday 20 October 2021: PORT FAIRY TO MOUNT GAMBIER (167.8km & 1,051m)
Following three amazing days riding along the coast, the team will tackle a longer ride as they continue their journey towards Adelaide.We will visit another school today to share with the school community the wonderful work done by Ronald McDonald House South Australia in supporting families with sick kids. Today will be an exciting day for the team as they cross the Victorian/South Australian border before arriving in Mount Gambier.
STAGE 5: Thursday 21 October 2021: MOUNT GAMBIER TO ROBE (148.7km & 403m)
Before we leave Mount Gambier we will ride out to the Blue Lake to see just how blue the water looks in the sunshine. A very unique sight indeed. Another school visit and lunch at the seaside town of Beachport will ensure this will be another memorable day as the team arrives in Robe.
STAGE 6: Friday 22 October 2021: ROBE TO MENINGIE (191.5km & 695m)
Our longest day for the week will take the team north from Robe up to Meningie. For those that are up for the extra challenge there will be an optional extra 9km’s so we crack the 200km mark!
STAGE 7: Saturday 23 October 2021: MENINGIE TO ADELAIDE (112.2km & 1,114m)
The final day will be a more challenging ride than we’ve had for many years with over 1,100 metres of climbing and 112km’s. By now the team will be riding strong so they will conquer this last test with ease before enjoying the long descent down into Adelaide. There will be a huge welcoming party to celebrate the team achieving this extraordinary ride of 1,000kms in just 7 days!