UPDATE: Due to the current COVID-19 outbreaks in New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria, Compassion Australia has decided to postpone Ride for Compassion: Coast to Coast 2021. This decision was made to ensure the safety of all riders and support crew, alongside adhering to current government regulations in relation to interstate travel.

While we, like you, are disappointed the ride will be postponed, we look forward to 2022 when we can relaunch this epic ride for an epic cause. The new start date for next year’s Ride for Compassion is September 17th, 2022. We would love you to continue to journey with us towards our new 2022 goal.

"Continue to train and fundraise with the extra year and raise the bar for the ride, for the children we serve." — Clare Steele, CEO Compassion Australia.

We wish to thank and celebrate all the riders that have invested considerable time, energy and training towards fundraising for vulnerable children living in poverty around the world and look forward to continuing this momentum in 2022.

For more information, please contact us on 1300 224 453 or read our FAQs.


Support this epic journey across Australia for children in need

Ride for Compassion sees cyclists and support crew take to the road to help raise money for vulnerable children living in poverty.

What is Coast to Coast?

The ride will be a one-month, 4,000km journey from Perth to Newcastle in September/October where cyclists ride from the beautiful beaches of Western Australia, across the rugged Nullarbor, to the bustling east coast city of Newcastle.

Each cyclist undertakes extensive training before the event, pays for their on-road costs, and raises funds for the work of Compassion.

How can you help?

You can help by sponsoring a child or donating to help meet the urgent needs of Compassion assisted children who are facing unthinkable hardships. This can include those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, children whose parents have left, died, or unable to provide for them, children exposed to exploitation and children with special needs.

The team is aiming to raise $600,000 and see 150 children sponsored. Will you be part of this incredible impact?

Donate Now

Upcoming dates

18 Sep, 2021

Perth to Newcastle


Business Sponsorships

Have your business’s logo on the cyclists’ jerseys by sponsoring the Ride. Your support will help cover the costs of this special event. To express interest please contact Rodney Olsen at rolsen@compassion.com.au


Interested in covering the Ride, seeing if the team are coming to your town, or checking in with a cyclist each day? Please contact Rodney Olsen at rolsen@compassion.com.au for the media release and itinerary.

Join The Team

Registrations have now closed, but if you’d like to join the waitlist, please contact Rodney Olsen.

For any other enquiries, please contact Rodney Olsen at rolsen@compassion.com.au