pain revolution 2018 tour ​​

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Sydney to Albury / Wodonga

750kms

11 - 18th april 2018

7 day ride / 8 nights

The Pain Revolution is an 7 day ride (8 nights) from Sydney to Albury along some of the most scenic routes in New South Wales and Act and just a touch of Victoria. We'll begin our ride through the Royal National Park south of Sydney and take in other great cycling chapters including the famous Macquarie Pass, Fitzroy Falls Reservoir, the stunning Tianjar Falls onwards to Bungadore, a dash around Canberra, the Alpine Way through the incredibly beautigul Kosciuszko National Park and finally a ride along the luscious Murray River to Albury.  We’re riding 750km in total and some 12000 vertical metres under the under the watchful eye of former professional cyclist and owner of procyclingskills.com , Steve Cunningham.
 
The ride route has been carefully planned to maximise safety, scenery, enjoyment and challenge for our riders. There are a few unsealed (but quite OK for your road bike!) roads along the way, so we can avoid major highways and add to the charm and enjoyment of riding with like-minded Pain Revolutionery enthusiasts! We thought 2017 was amazing, but we really do believe the ride route for 2018 is going to be truly special and one that you are sure to love. Ample levels of ride support and safety measures, including support vehicles with flashing lights and eskies full of waters, cokes and lots of yummys.
  
Click on the ride maps below to see what the riders will be tackling each day 

DAY 1          Welcome to Sydney
For those who don’t live in Sydney, you'll be welcomed at the hotel and have all the support in preparing yourself for the first day of riding tomorrow. A welcome dinner tonight will be enjoyed to get to know your fellow revolutionaries!
  

DAY 2          Sydney to Wollongong
66km & 1100vm
After a stirring send off at the Australian Pain Society Conference in Sydney, we will transfer by vans to the Royal National Park just south of the city, so to avoid the congestion. It's then a 35km ride though the national park before we ride along the coast road to Wollongong.   VIEW MAP                                                                  
 
                                                                                                                        
DAY 3          Wollongong to Nowra                             
110km& 2000vm

As the crow flies, Nowra isn't far from Wollongong, but how can we not experience the famous Macquarie Pass. This is a fantastic ride up onto the higher plains, before dropping down back to Nowra but not without a climb and special moment at the amazing Cambewarra Lookout.   VIEW MAP


DAY 4          Nowra to Bungadore                  
155km & 2500vm

A special day on the bike and the longest on paper. We climb to the Tianjar Falls before riding through classic NSW outback countryside on backroads and a little dirt to Bungendore. For those who really want to test the definition of Pain, there is also the chance to ride an extra 50km to Canberra, subject to timings and weather. Otherwise, we will enjoy a very well deserved airconditioned transfer from Bungendore to our hotel in Canberra.   VIEW MAP


DAY 5        Canberra Ride          
up to 40km 

  After yesterday's big one, today we get a chance to rest the legs and take in an easy loop around the streets of Canberra. We'll be engaging as much media as possible who may want to hear our story with a few happy snaps and interviews likely. For those keen to get right into the spirit, the evening will be spent at a special fundraising dinner.
  

Day 6          Canberra to Cooma
118km & 1400vm

We head south today with the Bimberri Wilderness Reserve on our right. This is a very scenic ride on undulating roads and with yesterday's 'rest' day we'll be raring to go. Our destination, the lovely town of Cooma.    VIEW MAP


Day 7          Jindabyne to Corryong                          
138km & 2800vm 

The Queen stage of the tour and a real highlight! We'll leave from Jindabyne nice and early and ride the Alpine Way, rising some 1000 vertical metres over the first 40km of the ride. An incredible road and one you will remember for years to come. There’s bit of a sting in the tail today with a second climb of some 9km at 6% to Scammell's Lookout, a place we'll be sure to stop and enjoy the surrounds before descending into Victoria and our arrival town of Corryong.  VIEW MAP


Day 8          Corryong to Albury / Wodonga               
136km & 1670vm

Our final ride of the tour is largely spent in Victoria and with some of the finest scenery on offer.  We'll head west through forest plantations and vast open countryside with surrounding mountains. Riding through the My Granya National Park, we include time along the wider River Murray before venturing back into NSW to Albury / Wodonga.       VIEW MAP
                                                                                            
   
Other Stuff 
Up to two short vehicle transfers along the way are included (Bundadore to Canberra & Cooma to Jindabyne) so as to ensure we facilitate all outreach activities planned on route. With a total ride distance of 750km of cycling, this is a challenge tour that is sure to bring a great sense of achievement.

The entry fee incorporates everything you need, jam packed full of inclusions including; accommodation, meals, ride food, cool kit, attendance at outreach events, mechanical support, pre-event training advice from Steve, and full vehicle support on the road.

Riders will raise a minimum of $3,000 through friends, family, social and business networks. All funds raised  will go directly to supporting the Pain Revolution Local Pain Educators programme – training locals to deliver ongoing education and mentoring so we can reduce the massive burden of persistent pain throughour Australia. All entrants are provided with the tools and on-line facilities (
Everyday Hero ) to raise the much needed funds.

Capped at only 25 riders, this is an exclusive event, with days ranging from 65km to 150km. If you are interested in joining the Pain Revolution in 2018, we'd love to hear from you.

The riding standard is such that enables the group to reach each destination well in time to relax and also attend the outreach events as an option. If you consider yourself a bit of a 'weekend warrior' and love the idea of a spectacular week long ride; if you have a passion for the bush, a passion for decreasing the massive burden of persistent pain; if you are looking for the next challenge; Pain Revolution 2018 is for you.

For more information on the ride and to register your interest for 2018, please contact us quickly.


​Great company with like-minded enthusiasts, great support and fantastic cause - be the first the find out more by applying for a place on the Pain Revolution Tour today.


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about steve     

We're thrilled to have Steve Cunningham involved in the ​Pain Revolution. A former professional cyclist, Steve operates a handful of premium cycling tours through Europe each year, as well as operating a cycling coaching business in Adelaide ( www.procyclingskills.com ). In more recent years, Steve achieved Line Honours in the gruelling Peaks Challenge Falls Creek for 2 consecutive years, so he's pretty well placed to help the riders prepare for an endurance event like the Pain Revolution!

Of interest, Steve represented Team UniSA at the Santos Tour Down Under between 2001 and 2005, winning an handful of jerseys along the way before going on to create and operate Australia's first UCI professional cycling team (Savings & Loans).

Steve will be coordinating many of the logistics and support associated with the ride, as well as offering training tips and plans leading up the event.
    
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