Preparing to Ride

Ready.Set.Ride!


This page is your handy check list to prepare for the ride, so please check back here regularly over the coming weeks to ensure you're on track.

Register with AusCycling


Please register for your AusCycle 'Lifestyle' membership. The cost is $13 per month and you can join prior to the ride and cancel your membership after the ride. Please ensure you select the Lifestyle cover: AusCycling

Please email your AusCycling membership number to rebeccah@fdcbuilding.com.au (this is mandatory for all riders). 


Read over the website 

Please check out the links below to stay up to date on the ride. 

      FAQ's     

 ITINERARY  

THE ROUTE



Organise your transport 


You are responsible for your travel to Young and return home from Canberra.  We will be providing a coach transfer from Canberra to Young for those who would like to leave their cars in Canberra. 

For more information transport options and to complete our rider survey please click here. Please ensure you complete this survey as soon as possible so that we can organise the transfer. 


Rider Survey


Stay up to date 


You should be recieving our monthly rider updates by email, please reach out if for any reason you aren't recieving these. Please ensure you read over them and action anything we need from you.  You can also join the group on Whatsapp to connect with your fellow riders. 


Join the Whatsapp group



Fundraising


Email your networks, post on social media. You can access the fundraising resources on the link below. 


resources 

Check your gear 


Check your bike and helmet are in working order, book your bike in for service if you need to. Read the packing list below to prepare everything you need to bring. 

Reach out 


If you need any support please reach out to Bec on rebeccah@fdcbuilding.com.au or 0402 611 458.

Your Packing List


Upon your arrival to Young, we will be giving you: 


  • Your rider kit - a short sleeve jersey, knicks and a vest 
  • 2 x 'Ride to Give' T-shirts to wear when you're off the bike

Here is a list of what you’ll need to pack: 

  • A road bike (serviced before you go) 
  • Australian standard approved Helmet (AS/NZS 2063:2008)  (Mandatory) 
  • Drivers Licence / Identification (Mandatory)   
  • Front and Rear Bike Lights  (Mandatory) 
  • Sunglasses  
  •  2 x Water Bottles: Please ensure you bring two bottles. We provide you with electrolyte tablets for your water. We have water carriers in vehicles for water re-fills. 
  • Snacks: We provide snacks including lollies, muesli bars, gels and bananas,  but you’re welcome to bring anything you'd like in addition to this. 
  • Gloves  
  • Long-sleeve riding shirt to layer underneath if cold weather
  • Arm and leg warmers
  • Rain Jacket  (Highly recommended as it could get cold) 
  • Spare Tube(s) / Flat Repair Kit (or pay as you need from Entoure's supplies) 
  • Sunscreen and insect repellant
  • Mobile Phone 
  • Cash and/or card 
  • Casual clothing to wear at our nightly group dinners including shoes
  • Personal hygiene items including your toothbrush and toothpaste, chamois cream
  • A Ziplock bag with some laundry powder so you can wash your kit each night (or you can use the soap in the shower) 
  • Riding Shoes
  • Socks ( a few pairs) 
  • Any personal medication 
  • Swimming costume 
  • A coat-hanger to dry your kit on each night

 It is recommended that you bring: 

  •  A small hand sanitiser to stay Covid-safe
  • Your own powerboard: There will be multiple phones, garmins, lights, laptops etc on this ride with limited number of powerpoints in each room, it is recommended that you bring your own powerboard and relevant chargers to power up at the end of each day.
  • Entoure will be providing Ride Mechanics throughout the duration of the ride. They will be stocked for day-to-day repairs so there is no need to bring anything. That said, should you have them, it will be handy to bring:   
    • New tyres and tubes
    • Spare cleats for cycle shoes
    • Spare spokes for wheels
    • Battery charger if you run electronic gears (also make sure to charge before you depart)

      Please note, service during the event will be provided free of charge, however parts will be charged to the rider on a user pays basis.

Please try and pack everything into one bag. Maximum two bags if you really can't fit it into one. Please understand we are moving your baggage to the different accommodations each day and can only carry a maximum of two bags per rider.  A bag tag will be put on each of your one or two bags that will list your accommodation and contact details on the tag. This is not to be removed at any time during the ride.

We'll be providing a small bag for your essential items (phone, wallet, cream, sunscreen, etc) that you can keep in the car during the day of riding. 

At FDC, we have been in business for over three decades. And while we’ve certainly grown, we’ve never lost sight of what matters most. People.

We’re continually inspired by our relationships, partnerships and collaborations. We’re a family business, powered by connection, working together for a better world. We pledge to help numerous causes that have made a personal impact to our people, families, partners or clients. To us, giving back to the wider community is not only our corporate social responsibility, but a hugely satisfying pursuit that has a positive impact on our employees and beyond. From fundraising events to sponsorships, we’re dedicated to leaving a legacy we can all be proud of.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY

In the spirit of reconciliation, we acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to their Elders - past, present and emerging - and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

This year we ride across the land of the Wiradjuri, Ngunnawal, Tarlo, Burra Burra, Wollondilly, Pajong, Parramarragoo and Cookmal peoples. We acknowledge and respect these living cultures and their peoples, as the traditional custodians of the land on which we ride and pay tribute to the unique role that they have played and continue to play in the region.