Tour de Rocks riders heading to the coast again

Guyra riders competing in the 2023 Tour de Rocks. Team Guyra will be taking part in the event again in 2024
09th Apr 2024

Guyra cyclists are back on the roads in preparation for the annual Tour de Rocks ride, raising money for cancer research. This year the ride will leave Armidale on April 18th and finish in Woolgoolga on April 20th.
The event began in 2010, when Jonathon Wheeler organised the ride as part of his Gold Duke of Edinburgh award. He took nine riders to South West Rocks and the Tour was born. It has continued to grow and last year raised and incredible $336,089.
Due to the traditional route via the Kemspey road to South West Rocks being out of action for the time being, this year will see the riders face a new route, and new challenges in support of this great and special cause.
Among the contingent of riders and support crew will be a team of Guyra locals. On two wheels will be Leanne, Garry, Mick and Donna Mayled, Dave Mills, Judi Wark, Michael Kirk, Ken Porter, Robyn Archer, John Newsome and Wayne Jenkyn, with Al McFarlane supporting the team along the way.
Day one will see the riders head out from Armidale to Ebor covering a distance of 114 kms. On day two will traverse the back roads between Hernani and Ulong over 76 kms. The final leg of the ride will be 70kms from Ulong to the finish line in Woolgoolga.
Organisers have put in place plenty of extra drink stops on all three days, with additional support, to make sure everyone is looked after. The challenge of the ride is nothing compared to what those battling Cancer are going through!
They have also introduced the option of starting the ride on day two, and there are also opportunities for children to join in for part of the ride. They will be able to join the riders starting at Hernani and covering about 10 kms on day two of the ride or join in for the final 5 kms to the finish in Woolgoolga.