History of Our Rides

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These rides, which started in 1985, have now been going for 34 years. In that time we have ridden 28,710 km and raised $1,175,500 for Australian Rotary Health.

“Pedlin Pete” Rotary Cycle Team

1985-86 Albury Bicycle Ride   690 km   $3,800
1986-87 Canberra Bicycle Ride   780 km   $6,300
1987-88 Pedal over Westgate & Adelaide   800 km   $1,800
1988-89 Royce Abbey’s Scroll   675 km $13,400
1990-91 Adelaide Pedal Car Ride   834 km $12,600
1991-92 District 9810 Albury Ride   780 km $24,800
1992-93 Canberra Ride   900 km $31,000

The “Rotary Ride for Research $$$”

1993-94 Ballarat Ride   700 km $31,000
1994-95  Albury Ride   800 km $31,000
1995-96 Adelaide Ride   916 km $31,000
1996-97 Launceston – Tasmania Ride   800 km $29,000
1997-98 Warrnambool Ride   832 km $30,000
1998-99 Bendigo Bicycle Ride 1084 km $32,000
1999-00  Canberra Ride 1000 km  $33,000
2000-01 Adelaide Ride  1100 km $32,000
2001-02 Shepparton Ride   850km $32,000
2002-03 Geelong Ride   750 km $35,000
2003-04 Hobart Ride   950 km $40,000
2004-05 Bendigo Ride 1095 km $38,000 
2005-06 Adelaide Ride 1062 km $55,000
2006-07 Shepparton Ride 1062 km $55,000
2007-08 Albury Ride   800 km $42,000  
2008-09 GABR Hobart   700 km $85,000
2009-10 Geelong Ride   742 km $35,000
2010-11 Adelaide Ride 1200 km $35,000
2011-12 Melbourne Ride 1200 km $32,500
2012-13 Homeward Bound Tour   900 km $37,000
2013-14 Gold, Gears & Grapes Tour   685 km $45,500
2014-15 The Great Western Tour   810 km $43,000
2015-16 Million $$$ Milestone Ride   680 km $48,000
2016-17 Pub to Pier Tour   670 km $35,000

The “Ride for Medical Research”

2017-18 Bendigo to Wangaratta   627 km $39,000
2018-19 Nar Nar Goon to Grantville   692 km $47,500
2019-20 Silos, Plains, Lakes and Art Tour   540 km $53,500


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