Ride for Compassion is an annual event in which cyclists and support crew—with a desire to help children living in poverty—raise money for Compassion Australia. All funds raised are used to support Compassion’s Critical Needs. In 2018, a month-long ride will travel across Australia from coast to coast.

Ride for Compassion is an annual event in which cyclists and support crew—with a desire to help children living in poverty—raise money for Compassion Australia. All funds raised are used to support Compassion’s Critical Needs. In 2018, a month-long ride will travel across Australia from coast to coast.

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Ride for Compassion - Coast to Coast

What is Coast to Coast 2018?

It’s a 4000 km trek from the beautiful beaches of Western Australia, across the barren inland of Australia, to the bustling east coast city of Newcastle. The participants in the Ride for Compassion, Coast to Coast will test their stamina, while making a massive difference in the lives of children living in poverty.

The ride will start on Saturday 15 September 2018 in Perth and culminate at Compassion’s head office in Newcastle, NSW on Tuesday 16 October. There’ll be 28 riding days and four rest days. The average distance to be ridden each day will be 150 km, with 200 km the longest distance for one hard day’s ride.

There is an expectation that all riders will undertake extensive training before the event, they will pay on road costs, and will raise significant funds for the work of Compassion.

To register for the 2018 Ride for Compassion, Coast to Coast, please complete the form below. Or for further information, email Rodney Olsen at rolsen@compassion.com.au

What is Coast to Coast 2018?

It’s a 4000 km trek from the beautiful beaches of Western Australia, across the barren inland of Australia, to the bustling east coast city of Newcastle. The participants in the Ride for Compassion, Coast to Coast will test their stamina, while making a massive difference in the lives of children living in poverty.

The ride will start on Saturday 15 September 2018 in Perth and culminate at Compassion’s head office in Newcastle, NSW on Tuesday 16 October. There’ll be 28 riding days and four rest days. The average distance to be ridden each day will be 150 km, with 200 km the longest distance for one hard day’s ride.

There is an expectation that all riders will undertake extensive training before the event, they will pay on road costs, and will raise significant funds for the work of Compassion.

To register for the 2018 Ride for Compassion, Coast to Coast, please complete the form below. Or for further information, email Rodney Olsen at rolsen@compassion.com.au

Coast to Coast 2018 registrations are open

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Application for Registration

(Riders and Support Crew)

Perth to Newcastle — Saturday 15 September — Tuesday 16 October 2018

Applications are limited to 25 riders and close Thursday 30 November 2017 or earlier if maximum numbers are reached

Register your interest

You need to read the application and agree to the terms and conditions for registration.

Full participation fee: $1500

A non-refundable fee of $500 is required by 29/9/2017 or application will not proceed. A further $500 is payable by Friday 30/3/2018, with a final $500 payment due by Tuesday 31/7/2018.

Payment details will be provided before payment is due. Late registrations may be accepted in extraordinary circumstances.

All points of this document must be read thoroughly and agreed to by the applicant before application for registration is accepted.

Fund Raising

  1. As a rider/support-crew you understand that this event is not a vacation but a personal fundraising ride and that you are riding as an individual in a loose cooperative with fellow enthusiasts to raise funds for Compassion Australia.
  2. You agree to actively seek sponsorship for the ride through your contacts and other organised events to fundraise a target of $10,000. A minimum of $8,000 must be raised by Friday 31 August 2018 to ensure participation.
  3. Support crew members are asked to fundraise the target of $6,000 with a minimum of $4,000 by Friday 31 August 2018 to ensure participation.

Waiver of Liability

  1. The Ride for Compassion is a cooperative charity ride to support children in need through raising funds for Compassion Australia. In joining the ride, you agree that the ride is the coming together of an informal group, in a loose association, whose sole purpose is to facilitate the sharing of resources. As a rider or support crew, you confirm that you agree to undertake the ride as a sole participant and not as a participant in a formal event
  2. In this context, to the fullest extent permitted by law, by signing this application, you agree to release and indemnify individuals (nominated as leaders, organisations, ride sponsors and supporters, ride funding bodies, beneficiaries and their respective committee members, directors, employees, contractors, volunteers and representatives, the owners, licensees and occupiers of land and property upon which the ride or any part of it is conducted, including volunteer home stays and accommodation, statutory bodies, and local authorities) against all and any actions or claims which may be made by the participant or on their behalf or by other parties for or in respect of or arising out of any injury, loss, damage or death caused to you or your property whether by negligence, breach of contract or in any way whatsoever.

Risk Acknowledgment

By entering the ride, you also accept and agree to be bound by the following conditions:

  1. You acknowledge and understand that cycling can be a dangerous recreational activity and that, by participating in it, you are exposed to certain risks including injury, death and damage to your property, including as a result of the negligence by other riders, the ride leaders, venue providers, sponsors, partners and Compassion Australia. Participation involves riding on public roads used by other traffic and other cyclists in close proximity. You acknowledge and accept all the hazards involved.
  2. You acknowledge that this ride was arranged by and comprises sole riders each undertaking the ride in a private capacity; it is not a race or organised event and as such roads used will not be closed to traffic. In joining other riders, you agree to abide by the applicable Australian and individual state road rules and to follow all lawful directions given by the nominated ride leaders and that you must ride in a safe, responsible and courteous manner and use common sense at all times. In this regard, you acknowledge that you are responsible for your own behaviour, to respect the safety of fellow participants and other road users.
  3. You agree to wear an Australian approved cycling helmet and appropriate clothing at all times during the ride and agree that headphones/MP3 players are not permitted or to be used while riding.
  4. You agree to ensure that your bicycle and other equipment must be in a sound mechanical condition and you will possess sufficient spares and consumables to complete the ride.
  5. You acknowledge that the nominated ride leaders have absolute discretion to refuse your application to participate in, or to continue in, the ride. You confirm that you will be able to cover up to 200 kilometres in a day and maintain a minimum average speed of 26 km per hour, depending on conditions, by the date of the ride.
  6. You acknowledge the importance of training and confirm that you will ensure that you are of sufficient riding competence and health, both physically and mentally, to complete the ride. (Anyone with a specific medical condition that may affect their own safety or the safety of others must seek professional medical advice and advise the ride leaders of the outcome).
  7. You acknowledge that volunteers will use their best endeavours to take due care in handling your bike and personal property transported to, from and during the ride but the volunteers are not responsible for any loss, damage, cost or expense that you may suffer or incur as a result of them handling your bike or personal property.
  8. You agree to take full responsibility for your own travel, liability and property insurance needs and acknowledge that it is your responsibility to have sufficient cover for your own medical, hospital and ambulance needs. You also agree that the onus is upon you to provide adequate insurance cover for any public liability, bicycle and personal property claims.
  9. You acknowledge that accommodation and conditions during the ride will vary greatly and often be provided on a volunteer basis. Thus, at times, they may not meet your normal expectations for accommodation. You accept that you must be prepared to sleep in rough conditions at times, where assistance and facilities are sparse.

Personal Conduct

  1. As a participant in this event, it is required that you dress in suitable attire at all times. (Riders will need to wear the supplied jersey while riding.)
  2. You agree that any conduct which, in the opinion of the nominated leaders, has, may or will result in:
    a. a breach of these conditions
    b. harm or damage any participant, their property or reputation
    c. illegal activity
    d. bad language
    e. other antisocial behaviour
    may result in your exclusion from the ride.
  3. Given that local churches or other Christian organisations provide a majority of the overnight accommodation, the consumption of alcohol and illicit drugs at all accommodation premises is expressly forbidden. These venues are also smoke-free.

Miscellaneous

  1. You give permission to Ride for Compassion and each of their respective affiliates, for the free use of your name, photograph, voice, or likeness, in any broadcast, telecast, advertising promotion, or other account of this event or marketing or promotion for future or similar events, and waive any rights of privacy you may have in that regard. You understand and consent to periodically receiving communications related to your participation in the ride.
  2. You agree to pay a $500 registration fee by Friday 29 September 2017 and you understand that a further $500 is payable by Friday 30 March 2018, with a final $500 payment due by Tuesday 31 July 2018. Payment details will be provided before payment is due. (Fees are payable by both riders and members of the support crew). Full participation fee is $1500.