The concept of a cycling event to raise funds for vulnerable and disadvantaged youth was born with the first R4R Illawarra taking place in 2014 raising $4,000 and featuring 25 riders. Operating as the Combined Rotary Clubs of the Illawarra and featuring 6 of the 9 local Rotary Clubs, the organisers created a committee and selected local charity, Southern Youth and Family Services (SYFS) as a beneficiary of funds raised.
5 years later, after 6 consecutive annual events, a total of $93,000 has been raised for SYFS and in 2019 an agreement was formalised linking Rotary Illawarra and SYFS in partnership to this event exclusively.
Ride4Rotary is back at the Unanderra Velodrome this May 23rd, bigger and better than ever, proudly supported by Bluescope WIN Community Partnerships as Major Event Sponsors. Our 2021 fundraising target is $40,000 and we need your help to raise much needed funds for youth at risk across the Illawarra and South Coast.
To find out more, register to ride or support someone else who is, visit ride4rotaryillawarra.com.au