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RIDER
INFORMATION

The ride is a challenge. It is about digging deep, working as a team and reaching out to support each other.

ABOUT THE RIDE.

The ride is a challenge. It is about digging deep, working as a team and reaching out to support each other. The ride is 1,311kms across 8 days. In a peleton, this equates to about 6 - 8 hours riding every day.


Traveling from Brisbane to Longreach through terrain that personifies outback Queensland, stopping in remote local towns, it brings the RideWest team into the heart of regional Queensland where we are embraced by the community culture.

THE
DATES
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RideWest takes place in April every second year.  Our next ride will be 22 – 29 April 2022.

The ride will depart Brisbane (Amberley) on Friday 22nd April 2022 and arrive
in Longreach on Friday 29th April. Riders will then have the option to spend
the weekend enjoying Longreach’s hospitality or departing back to Brisbane
on Saturday 30th April. Itinerary as follows:

 

Friday 22nd April Arrive Oakey
Saturday 23rd April Arrive Chinchilla
Sunday 24th April Arrive Roma
Monday 25th April Arrive Mitchell
Tuesday 26th April Arrive Charleville
Wednesday 27th April Arrive Augathella
Thursday 28th April Arrive Blackall
Friday 29th April Arrive Longreach
Saturday 30th/Sunday 1st May Return to Brisbane

Please note the peleton for our 2022 ride is now full.  If you would like to be added to the wait list, please contact us.

WHAT WE

PROVIDE.

  • Up to 40 riders in the peleton

  • Fully escorted ride. Police escorts on day one, and fully piloted the entire trip

  • Team of approximately 12 support staff 

  • Medic in escort vehicle immediately behind riders, with

    on board defibulator and full Royal Flying Doctors Service

    medicine chest and satellite phone

  • Mechanic

  • Full radio contact between ride leaders and support

    vehicle

  • All meals and shared accommodation for the week

  • Return flights to Brisbane

  • 2 full riding kits

  • Fruit, snacks and other ride consumables

  • Hydralyte & bottled drinking water

  • Ice baths

FAQs.

How difficult is the ride?

The ride is a challenge. Its about digging deep, working as a team and reaching out to support each other. The ride is approximately 170 – 220kms each day, for 8 days. In a peleton, this equates to about 6 – 8 hours riding every day. It is physically very taxing and a great challenge, however that is what makes it so rewarding when you pedal those last couple of hours into Longreach.

How much training will I need to do?

To be able to complete the ride you will need to do at least 4 months training, with 3 rides per week including 1 longer ride on a weekend. A dedicated training program will be provided, which can either be completed in your own time or you can join in on group rides.

What will I get out of doing the ride?

From the ride banter, to the enjoyment of sharing a beer or two in a classic outback pub, the camaraderie that develops over the course of 8 days makes RideWest a once in a lifetime opportunity. You’ll make friends for life and reach personal fitness goals.

Would you do it again?

We have a number of riders that have completed the ride several times and commit to returning again next year. Although it is tough, the sense of accomplishment and the memories made, keep our riders coming back for more.