O2O Bike Ride

Conference bicycle ride from the Ocean to the Outback

The Facts

When – March 28-April 4, 2019 
Where –
Ocean to Outback – Victor Harbor to Broken Hill
How – 
7 days riding (1 rest day)
Total Distance –
636 kilometres
Daily Distance –
average 90km per day

Smiley faces all round as our team set off from Victor Harbor beachside – 28 March 2019

The Rotary Club of Victor Harbor is proud to announce that they have completed their fundraising cycle ride from Victor Harbor to Broken Hill arriving in time for the last Rotary District 9520 Conference.

We well exceeded our target of $50,000 and all riders safely completed the ride without incident – except for a huge sense of achievement and a few aching joints!

The team of riders finished the Bike Ride in Broken Hill on Thursday 4 April 2019. They couldn’t have done without the great support from club members and their partners as support crew. Club President Mark and club member Leonie did a great job in organising the event that was run safely without incident.

The ride has even more significance now that our drought affected rural friends and families are struggling through such a difficult time.

It is not only farmers who need our help here, but entire communities.

Of the now $67,000 raised part of the funds will go towards a Funding Partner Research PhD Scholarship in the area of Rural Mens Mental Health, and the balance will fund general ARH Mental Health awareness programs.

Starting the Ocean to Outback cycle ride from Victor Harbor – Thurs 28 March 2019

The Route:

Thursday 28th March, Victor Harbor to Hahndorf – 74km

Friday 29th March, Hahndorf to Nuriootpa – 84km

Saturday 30th March, Nuriootpa to Burra – 114km

Sunday 31st March Programmed rest day

Monday 1st April, Burra to Terowie – 68km

Tuesday 2nd April, Terowie to Yunta – 101km

Wednesday 3rd April, Yunta to Olary – 77km

Thursday 4th April, Olary to Broken Hill – 118km

Click HERE to access the ride Facebook page

Our awesome riders on stage at the 2019 District Conference after completing the Ocean to Outback bike ride. They have raised over $50,000 for Mental Health
Our awesome riders on stage at the 2019 District Conference after completing the Ocean to Outback bike ride. They exceeded the target and have raised over $67,000 to promote mental health awareness through the Rotary ‘Lift The Lid’ on mental illness campaign.