Celebrating its 20th year, the Sydney to Surfers bike ride is again supporting Youth Off The Streets. Run by the Rotary Club of Engadine, the bike ride begins on Saturday 5 May at Hornsby, Sydney. The riders will be leaving Hornsby early Saturday morning from Hornsby TAFE car park (5-19 Jersey Street, Hornsby).
The team will then continue their journey north and stop in Swansea, Bulahdelah, North Haven, Nambucca Heads, Grafton and Ballina before reaching their final destination on Friday 11 May at Southport, Surfers Paradise.
Les Simons has been part of the ride for 16 years and says there is simply no better cause than Youth Off The Streets.
“The Sydney To Surfers ride has been supporting Youth Off The Streets for 20 years, and we have raised over $3 million in that time!” Says the veteran rider, “This year SBS’ Mike Tomalaris is joining us as an ambassador for the ride and it is shaping up to be the biggest ride we have ever done. Youth Off The Streets has always been our charity of choice, last year we successfully raised $261,000 and this year we are looking at an even bigger amount!”
Father Chris Riley, CEO and founder of Youth Off The Streets says that the Sydney To Surfers ride has provided incredible support and that it is an important event for the organisation.
“Every year the riders and supporters of Sydney to Surfers are so generous in giving to our disconnected youth.” Says Father Chris, “The ride has had such a positive impact on the lives of the kids not only through donations, but through encouraging them to join in, get fit and make friends through the ride. Each year I look forward to meeting the riders at Surfers Paradise and each year they all rave about how much they enjoyed the ride, it truly is a great experience.”