Let's Ride ! Sydney to Surfers
Supporting Father Chris Riley's Youth Off The Streets
About the ride
The annual Sydney to Surfers Robbo’s Ride is Australia’s premier long distance charity cycling event. Since the first event in 1999, the ride has raised over $3.5 million for Father Chris Riley’s Youth Off The Streets.
Robbo’s Ride raises much needed funds for Father Chris Riley’s Youth Off The Streets.
Youth Off The Streets supports chronically homeless and drug addicted young Australians as they work to turn their lives around.
The goal is that these young people will leave their care drug free, with a high school education, living skills and a full or part time job in hand.
There is simply no better cause.
Our major sponsor
Macsim Fastening Systems are delighted to be involved in the ride – as a leading supplier of fasteners we know it’s the little things that hold the big things together! Our contribution is one of the little things and I just want to acknowledge the big things: the work of Rotary Club of Engadine, the Youth of the Streets team and the riders.
I congratulate them on making such a big difference in the lives of so many deserving young people.
Our riders say . . . .
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The first Sydney to Surfers Ride was staged by the Rotary Club of Engadine in 1999 to raise funds for Father Chris Riley’s Youth Off The Streets. Since then, this popular annual event has raised more than $3 million to support the important programs delivered by YOTS team.
The Ride was the brainchild of Rotary member, Ken “Robbo” Robinson who was the inspiration and driving force behind its continued success for many years. Sadly, Robbo passed away in 2016.
In his memory, Fraser Mackay-Sim (Managing Director, of the ride’s key sponsor, Macsim Fastenings) asked that the name of the event be changed to acknowledge Robbo’s pivotal influence which sustained the ride for so many years.
As all who knew Robbo would confirm, Ken was a larger than life person who always had the glass half full view on life and his inspiration and vision was second to none. He was a positive influence on all who knew him and with the addition of his nickname ‘Robbo’ to the name of the ride, he will always be remembered as the pioneer of the Sydney to Surfers “Robbo’s” Ride.