Coast to Coast 2018

Everything is ‘full steam ahead’ for our Coast to Coast ride in 2018. We are busy making arrangements, finalising the itinerary and about to open registrations. While we are still over a year away we know that time will move very quickly between now and the big ride.

The ride will start on Saturday the 15th of September 2018. We will arrive at Compassion’s head office in Newcastle, NSW on Tuesday the 16th of October, having cycled over 4000 km. There’ll be 28 riding days and 4 rest days. The average riding distance for those riding days will be 150 km. Our longest day will be just under 200 km.

It’s a huge task and we’ll all undertake a lot of work both in training and fundraising for Compassion.

If you have some more specific questions you’re always welcome to email Rodney Olsen at or call him on 0412 177 307. He’s always more than happy to chat.

There would be an expectation for riders to undertake serious training for the distance, to pay on road costs for the event, and to raise significant funds for the work of Compassion.

If you’d like to stay in touch with developments regarding the ride, please send your details using the form below.

Compassion is an international Christian child development and child advocacy ministry committed to working in partnership with local churches around the world to foster the spiritual, economic, social, physical and emotional development of children living in extreme poverty in over 26 developing countries.

Compassion’s holistic child development programs are unique in being delivered in partnership with local churches in developing countries. These local congregations can best identify the specific needs of children in their community and are able to contextualise the programs to drive change in their own community.

Through Compassion’s programs, children are supported through every stage of life, and are equipped to bring lasting change to their families and communities. While Compassion is a distinctly Christian organisation, they assist children and their families living in poverty regardless of their beliefs, gender or background.

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