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Santos Great Bike Ride for Charity in 2012

The Santos Great Bike Ride for Charity is back on again in 2012, with the river ride taking place on Sunday 25th November 2012.

Santos Great Bike Ride for Charity

The Santos Great Bike Ride for Charity in 2012 will consist of three ride distances, catering for all riders. There is a 106 km option (two laps of the river course), a 53 km option and the 10 km family ride.

Santos Great Bike Ride for Charity map

Outline of the Santos Great Bike Ride for Charity route

In 2012 the ride will have new start and finishing precincts in the City of Perth (details to follow). As with previous years, participants will experience a visually spectacular and scenic tour of the Swan River whilst taking on the awesome challenges of the event.

The circuit has been designed for several advantages:

  • A magnificent riverside tour of our beautiful city.
  • Anti clockwise at the river’s edge minimising the traffic intersections to be managed.
  • Easy riding by staying at river bank level as much as possible.
  • Close proximity to cycle paths and parking.
  • Intersections will be controlled so cyclists have right of way. Please follow instructions from course marshals.
  • Three aid stations with the opportunity to refill your water bottle will all stock sunscreen and first aid.
As with previous years the focus on the Santos Great Bike Ride for Charity is on fundraising for the three associated charities, Hope for Children, The Heart Foundation and the St John of God Horizon House.  To that end if you raise at least $250, you gain free entry to the ride (entry fees are yet to be announced).
Santos Great Bike Ride for Charity charities

Santos Great Bike Ride for Charity supported charities

Entry fees only cover the cost of running the event, no part of the entry fee goes to the charities. Rather participants are encouraged to raise funds independently to make this event worthwhile for the three charities involved and those they help.
More details on fundraising and what to do if you intend to fundraise and hence not pay the entry fee are provided at the ride website.

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I hope you liked this post! Please do stop by the comment section below and share your thoughts and/or experiences with the Santos Great Bike Ride for Charity. Please do share your thoughts by leaving a comment below 🙂

2 Responses to Santos Great Bike Ride for Charity in 2012

  1. Greg November 27, 2012 at 11:01 PM #

    I completed the 53 km ride this year. It was my first time participating and I wasn’t sure what to expect. I found the event to be very well organised and found the other riders to be generally courteous and considerate. I really enjoyed the ride and catching up with other cyclists on the road.

    • Andrew Priest November 29, 2012 at 2:25 PM #

      Well done Greg. Great to hear that you are riding again. Soon you will be doing 200 km day rides 🙂

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