Challenge yourself to ride 1,200km and raise funds to support literacy classes in Bangladesh.
Let's transform lives through literacy and help children in Bangladesh learn to read!
When? January 5th – January 18th 2024
Where? Riverbend Youth Centre - Burnie - Cradle Mountain - Sheffield - Poatina - Hobart - St Helens - Scottsdale - Launceston
Costs? $10 registration and $640 on road costs.
Find out more about Bible Society Australia and our mission
Why are we riding?
The Bangladesh Bible Society is seeking to reach children with the word of God through a literacy course designed especially for preschool-aged children in the rural and remote areas of Bangladesh. These children are prevented in beginning their education by poverty and distance. When they are older and able to travel, their lack of familiarity with the national Bengali language means attaining literacy is challenging.
In Bangladesh, tribal children (including those in the Garo, Santali, Chakma, Marma, and Tripura tribes) all start school in the Bengali language even though they speak in their mother tongue. Some of these tribes do not even have their language in written form, so learning literacy in Bengali is the only option.
Will you help us provide more literacy classes to children in Bangladesh today?
Frequently Asked Questions
When is the cut off date for registration?
15th December 2023
What if I can't commit to the whole ride?
You are very welcome to do part of the ride, as long as you join at the beginning of the course.
This will need to be organised beforehand, as well as re-negotiated on road costs. Roughly $60 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?
Friday January 5th Arrive at Riverbend Youth Centre in the afternoon
Saturday January 6th
Option 1 Riverbend - Arthur River - Marrawah - Riverbend - 150ks
Option 2 Riverbend - Edith Creek - Forest - Stanley - Montague - Riverbend - 130ks
Option 3 Stanley - Montague - Riverbend - 74ks
Sunday January 7th
Option 1 Riverbend - Burnie - 96k
Option 2 Riverbend -nRocky Cape - 43ks
Monday January 8th
Option 1 Burnie - Somerset - Yolla - Fossy River - Cradle Mountain - 116ks
Option 2 Yolla - Fossy River - 52ks
Tuesday January 9th Rest day at Cradle Mountain/ Sheffield
Wednesday January 10th
Option 1 Sheffield - Poatina - 121ks
Option 2 Mole Creek - Bracknell - 59ks
Thursday January 11th
Option 1 Poatina - the Steppes - Bothwell - Hamilton - New Norfolk - 152ks
Option 2 The Steppes - Bothwell - Gretna - New Norfolk - 63ks
Friday January 12th
Option 1 New Norfolk - Hobart - Mount Wellington - Kingston - Hobart - 112ks
Option 2 New Norfolk - Hobart - 38ks
Saturday January 13th Rest day in Hobart
Sunday January 14th
Option 1 Hobart - Little Swanport - 115ks
Option 2 Hobart - Richmond - Triabunna - Little Swanport - 62ks
Monday January 15th
Option 1 Little Swanport - St Marys - St Helens - 145ks
Option 2 Swansea - Elephant Pass - 74ks
Tuesday January 16th
Option 1 St Helens Derby - Scottsdale - 100ks
Option 2 Welborough - Scottsdale - 54ks
Wednesday January 17th Scottsdale - Ben Lomond - The Branch Launceston - 105ks
Does it matter if I have not ridden before; can I still come?
Yes! Everyone is welcome, however training is recomended before the ride.
Is there a sponsorship goal?
Riders are expected to fundraise $1,500
For members of the same family eg couples $2,000
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
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