Challenge yourself to ride 850km and raise funds to support women in Pakistan.
Let's transform lives through literacy and help women in Pakistan learn to read!
When? February 4th – February 10th 2021
Where? Ulverstone - Poatina - Kingsholme (Ellendale) - Gordon Dam - Hobart - Swansea - Longford - Ulverstone
Costs? $10 registration and $390 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?
16th of January 2021
What if I can't commit to the whole ride?
You are very welcome to join the ride at any point along the course.
This will need to be organised beforehand, as well as re-negotiated on road costs. Roughly $55 per day with $10 registration fee
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:
Thursday 4th of Feb: Ulverstone waterslide - Bells Pde Latrobe - Deloraine - Bracknell via Cluan - Bracknell - Poatina
Friday 5th of Feb: Poatina - Steppes - Bothwell - Kingsholme (Ellendale)
Saturday 6th of Feb: Kingsholme (Ellendale) - Gordon Dam and return (All riders will be transported to wall of dam and back)
Sunday 7th of Feb: Kingsholme - New Norfolk Church - Velocity (optional)
Monday 8th of Feb: Velocity - Richmond - Triabunna - Swansea
Tuesday 9th of Feb: Swansea - Lake Leake -Campbell Town - Longford
Wednesday 10th of Feb: Longford - Westbury - Deloraine - Railton - Sheffield - Ulverstone
Does it matter if I have not ridden before; can I still come?
Is there a sponsorship goal?
Riders are expected to fundraise $800
For members of the same family eg couples $1,500
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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