Challenge yourself to ride 1,500km and raise funds to support women in Pakistan.
Let's transform lives through literacy and help women in Pakistan learn to read!
When? February 11th – February 26th 2021
Where? Coast 2 Coast. Marrawah - St Helens
Costs? $10 registration and $690 on road costs.
Why are we riding?
More than half of all Pakistani women are illiterate – 80 per cent in rural areas. The gift of literacy is incredibly valuable because it provides a stronger financial and spiritual foundation for families, and can transform lives. That’s why Bible Society Australia is helping illiterate women by supporting Bible-based literacy classes in rural communities.
For a Christian woman, learning to read means being able to read the Bible for the very first time. Each student will receive her own copy of the New Testament in Urdu.
Will you help us turn on the light of literacy for another 8,000 women this year?
Frequently Asked Questions
When is the cut off date for registration?
31st of December 2020
What if I can't commit to the whole ride?
You are very welcome to begin the ride with us and set your own end date.
This will need to be organised beforehand, as well as re-negotiated on road costs.
What is the maximum number of riders who can join this ride?
There is a maximum of 30 riders and 6 roadies
What is the proposed course?
Below is the proposed course with minimum distances. Riders can choose to do additional kms.
Thursday 11th of Feb: Arrive at Riverbend Camp
Friday 12th of Feb: Riverbend - Marrawah and return
Saturday 13th of Feb: Riverbend - Edith Creek - Stanley - Montagu - Riverbend
Sunday 14th of Feb: Riverbend - Rocky Cape - Wynyard - Burnie
Monday 15th of Feb: Burnie - Yolla - Fossy River - Cradle Mountain
Tuesday 16th of Feb: Rest Day + Accommodation at Backpackers or own choice of accommodation at your own expense
Wednesday 17th of Feb: Cradle Mountain - Sheffield - Spreyton - Latrobe - Ulverstone
Thursday 18th of Feb: Ulverstone - Penguin - Cuprona - Riana - Gunns Plains - Preston - Sprent - Ulverstone
Friday 19th of Feb: Ulverstone - Devonport - Deloraine - Bracknell - Poatina
Saturday 20th of Feb: Poatine - Cressy - Campbelltown - Launceston
Sunday 21st of Feb: Rest day in Launceston. Church with Billet
Monday 22nd of Feb: Launceston - Evandale - Symons Plains Raceaway - Myrtle Park - Scottsdale
Tuesday 23rd of Feb: Scottsdale - Derby - St Helens
Wednesday 24th of Feb: St Helens - Bay of Fires - St Helens - Chain of lagoons - Elephant Pass - St Marys - St Helens
Thursday 25th of Feb: St Helens - St Marys - Avoca - Canara Junction - Launceston and Finish. Celebration dinner that night.
What is the average kms per day?
By taking the shortest route, the average is 125kms per day.
By taking the longest route, the average is 141kms per day.
Does it matter if I have not ridden before; can I still come?
Is there a sponsorship goal?
Riders are expected to fundraise $2,500
For members of the same family eg couples $4000
Is there a minimum speed I should be able to ride at, to keep up with the group?
We ride in two groups:
- Slower group should be able to ride at 20km/hr consistently
- Faster group should be able to ride at 30km/hr consistently
It is recommended you include hills and slopes as part of your training
Support our 2021 team!
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