• Pain Revolution Ride Route 2018

    2018 Ride Route

    New South Wales Coast, Mountains and Plains (with a little bit of Victorian High country too!)

  • The Ride Guide 2018

    April 11th - April 18th 2018

    Day 1

    10th April

    Welcome to Sydney

    For those who don’t live in Sydney, you'll be welcomed at the hotel and have all the support in preparing yourself for the first day of riding tomorrow. A welcome dinner tonight will be enjoyed to get to know your fellow revolutionaries!

    Day 2

    11th April

    Sydney to Wollongong

    66km & 1100vm

    After a stirring send-off at the Australian Pain Society Annual Scientific Meeting in Sydney, we will transfer by vans to the Royal National Park just south of the city, so to avoid the congestion. It's then a 35km ride through the national park before we ride along the coast road to Wollongong.

    Ride map HERE

    Day 3

    12th April

    Wollongong to Nowra

    110km& 2000vm

    As the crow flies, Nowra isn't far from Wollongong, but we couldn't miss a leg-burning ride up the famous Macquarie Pass. This is a fantastic ride up onto the higher plains, before dropping down back to Nowra but not without a climb and special moment at the amazing Cambewarra Lookout.

    Ride map HERE

    Day 4

    13th April

    Nowra to Bungendore

    155km & 2500vm

    A special day on the bike and the longest on paper. We climb to the Tianjar Falls before riding through classic NSW outback countryside on backroads and a little dirt to Bungendore. For those who really want to test the definition of Pain, there is also the chance to ride an extra 50km to Canberra, subject to timings and weather. Otherwise, we will enjoy a very well deserved airconditioned transfer from Bungendore to our hotel in Canberra.

    Ride map HERE

    Day 5

    14th April

    Canberra Ride

    Up to 40km

    After yesterday's big one, today we get a chance to rest the legs and take in an easy loop around the streets of Canberra. We'll be engaging as much media as possible who may want to hear our story with a few happy snaps and interviews likely. It's a chance to rest the legs a little before we hit the high country hills.

    Day 6

    15th April

    Canberra to Cooma

    118km & 1400vm

    We head south today with the Bimberri Wilderness Reserve on our right. This is a very scenic ride on undulating roads and with yesterday's 'rest' day we'll be raring to go. Our destination is the lovely alpine town of Cooma, gateway to the Snowy Mountains.

    Ride map HERE

    Day 7

    16th April

    Jindabyne to Corryong

    138km & 2800vm

    The Queen stage of the tour and a real highlight! We'll leave from Jindabyne nice and early and ride the Alpine Way, rising some 1000 vertical metres over the first 40km of the ride. An incredible road and one you will remember for years to come. There’s bit of a sting in the tail today with a second climb of some 9km at 6% to Scammell's Lookout, a place we'll be sure to stop and enjoy the surrounds before descending into Victoria and our arrival town of Corryong.

    Ride map HERE

    Day 8

    17th April

    Corryong to Albury-Wodonga

    136km & 1670vm

    Our final ride of the tour is largely spent in Victoria and with some of the finest scenery on offer. We'll head west through forest plantations and vast open countryside with surrounding mountains. Riding through the My Granya National Park, we include time along the wider River Murray before venturing back into NSW to Albury / Wodonga.

    Ride map HERE

  • Further Information for Riders

    Up to two short vehicle transfers along the way are included (Bundadore to Canberra & Cooma to Jindabyne) so as to ensure we facilitate all outreach activities planned en route. With a total ride distance of 750km of cycling, this is a challenging tour that is sure to bring a great sense of achievement.

     

    The entry fee gives you everything you need. It's jam-packed full of inclusions including; accommodation, meals, ride food, cool kit, attendance at outreach events, mechanical support, pre-event training advice from Steve, and full vehicle support on the road.

    Riders will raise a minimum of $3,000 through friends, family, social and business networks. All funds raised will go directly to supporting the Pain Revolution Local Pain Educators programme – training locals to deliver ongoing education and mentoring so we can reduce the massive burden of persistent pain throughout Australia. All entrants are provided with the tools and online facilities to raise the much-needed funds.

    Capped at only 25 riders, this is an exclusive event, with days ranging from 65km to 150km. If you are interested in joining the Pain Revolution in 2018, we'd love to hear from you.

    The riding standard is such that enables the group to reach each destination well in time to relax and also attend the outreach events as an option. If you consider yourself a bit of a 'weekend warrior' and love the idea of a spectacular week-long ride; if you have a passion for the bush, a passion for decreasing the massive burden of persistent pain; if you are looking for the next challenge; Pain Revolution 2018 is for you.

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