Bassendean to Busselton
The next event will be 6 – 8 March 2021
Our 2020 donation to CanTeen was $124,035. This means that Life Cycle (On and OffRoad) has surpassed $2 million in total donations to CanTeen.
Registrations for 2021 are now open. LINK.
The nomination fee is $325. An earlybird discount of $50 will apply for the first 2 months. Should the event have to be cancelled due to factors beyond our control (Covid19) a full refund of nomination fees will be made by CanTeen. However, any donations collected in the meantime will remain with CanTeen – they still need our support!!
General Event Information
Each year we take 140 riders supported by about 45 crew. This includes a contingent of CanTeen members, staff and volunteers who ride with us until Sunday lunchtime, giving you the opportunity to find out how your donations are used.
The route includes Tonkin Highway and roads paralleling the South West Highway to Pinjarra on Day 1 and Brunswick on Day 2. On day 3, three groups ride through Donnybrook and Capel, while the other two groups pass through Dardanup and Capel and then through the Tuart Forest to Busselton.
Overnight stops are at Pinjarra Football and Netball Club and the Brunswick Junction Recreation Centre. You will need your own bedding and can sleep indoors or out.
There are 5 groups each day and you choose which one to join (details below). You can change groups at some morning tea and lunch stops. Faster groups ride extra distance with detours towards Mandurah, to Dwellingup and through Donnybrook. The base distance is 290km and for the fastest groups 408km. Each group is escorted front and rear by Toyota Landcruiser Club of WA vehicles with lights and signs.
Other activities include a possible swim, a silent auction and lots of opportunities for socialising.
Food is plentiful and we cater for your dietary requirements. Escort vehicles carry water, first aid kits and pumps. Some spare parts are available for sale. You will receive a souvenir t shirt (size chart in the Information Sheet).
For the return trip, two coaches are provided to return you to Optus Stadium carpark by about 7:30pm on Monday. Also provided are covered trailers for the return transport of your bikes.
The cost is $325 covering all accommodation, food and transport. Registrations open via Raise It, opening 1 September for 2021.
Please note there is a minimum fundraising requirement of $200 each. However, this minimum applies only once within a family group or a couple. Further, if you ride in both an OnRoad and OffRoad event within twelve months, the minimum applies only once for that year.
While trying to offer a fun ride and a challenge to all abilities, we also see fundraising as a major component of the ride and hope that you will do your best to contribute. Chocolate sales, collection tins, sausage sizzles, afternoon teas, quiz nights, Raise It online, casual dress days at work…..are all possibilities.
The groups, with approximate riding ability, are:
Brown: able to maintain an average of 30kph all day (hills included in route)
Yellow: able to maintain an average of 27kph all day (hills included in route)
Orange: able to maintain an average of 25kph all day (some hills)
Blue: able to maintain an average of 23kph all day (few hills)
Green: able to maintain an average of 20kph all day (few hills)
Note this event is not a race and each group will ride at the speed of the slowest rider in the group.
Remember also that speeds may be above these averages for much of the time.