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67 Cyclists ride up to 500 km in 3 days to raise $500,000 and give country kids access to the same healthcare and medical services that city kids have..


Royal Far West's Ride for Country Kids is an incredible challenge for anyone who has passion for cycling and a desire to give something back to country kids. Funds raised will go directly to the work of Royal Far West caring for country children by providing specialist health services that are not accessible to many children living in rural and remote areas of Australia.


The 2018 Ride offers an unforgettable tour commencing in Lightning Ridge and arriving in Bourke and will see riders riding up to 500km in 3 days:


Day 1: Sunday 29 April: Lightning Ridge to Walgett

Day 2: Monday 30 April: Walgett-Brewarrina

Day 3: Tuesday 1 May: Brewarrina-Bourke


Register now and help country children!


We are excited to take riders and support crew on an epic adventure to the gateway to the outback, a place of historical significance for Royal Far West and a place where the children are faring worse than the national average and significantly behind children in the city.


This event has been sanctioned by Cycling Australia and as such, it will be mandatory for all participants in the Royal Far West Ride for Country Kids 2018 Lightning Ridge to Bourke event to be member of Cycling Australia to participate. Your safety is our absolute priority.


Ride for Country Kids 2017 



Royal Far West is different. Our running costs are covered by other channels like sponsors and partners, so we can promise you that all funds raised through the Ride for Country Kids goes directly to get children living in rural and remote areas of Australia the best healthcare they deserve.

$55 assesses a child for speech pathology

$200 pays for 2 sessions of occupational therapy intervention for a kindergarten child

$1,100 pays for 8 sessions of early intervention for 3-6 year olds at risk of developing anxiety problems




I am so proud to be involved with the Ride for Country Kids. It’s important to make sure that every Aussie kid gets the same access to medical healthcare – not just those who live in the city. That’s why I’m raising money for Royal Far West, because every dollar donated goes to the kids.

Mike Tomalaris, Tour de France commentator







"Royal Far West has given us hope. I'm a stronger person and a better mum for my children because of RFW. The best thing we ever did was to go to the Far West. Thank you Royal Far West for helping all of our family be the best we can be"

Jen Tulenew from Nyngan

"Royal Far West helped us immeasurably. We were extremely lucky to receive early intervention, then ongoing treatment that helped to improve Grace's development."

Wendy, Grace's Mum

"Jack is a very bright boy but he tires quickly and quickly becomes frustrated with his balance and mobility issues. At Royal Far West we have the help of occupational and physical therapists, as well as psychological counselling to help him develop coping skills. We also value the support we receive as a family because Jack's condition affects all of us. For example, his loving older sister is now learning that she is not Jack's sole carer and she has her own childhood to enjoy."

Ondria, Jack's Mum

"They are all talking to each other, trying really hard to work out what's best for your child. It's amazing."

Janet, Mum of 3 from Colleambly who faced an 8 month wait to see a paediatrician for her son.



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