Tackling the Sydney to Gong

For 37 years, tens of thousands of cyclists have donned on their lycra and helmets to tackle the Sydney to Gong annual bike ride. This year Graduate Richard Mashavave took on the 82 km challenge.

It might sound like a nice ride through the Royal National Park, enjoying amazing ocean views from Stanwell Tops then making his way across the Sea Cliff Bridge before finishing in the Gong; in reality it’s 82kms of gruelling hills, in the heat whilst peddling against a head wind.

For Richard tackling the hills was definitely worth it saying, “With 1 in 3 Australians being directly impacted through a family, friend or colleague being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) it is really important that we do as much as possible to find a cure as soon as we can.”

For those of you thinking about doing the ride next year Richard says, “Start your training with some shorter rides, get used to being on a bike it can be a bit uncomfortable at first. Doing some short but intense cardio will help build up your stamina as well. “

This year Richard raised nearly $200, he’s hoping to beat this figure next year, “As well as finishing the ride in a shorter time, I would like to raise a bit more money too.”

For more information on the Sydney to Gong ride, check out the website here.



For 37 years, tens of thousands of cyclists have donned on their lycra and helmets to tackle the Sydney to Gong annual bike ride. This year Graduate Richard Mashavave took on the 82 km challenge.

It might sound like a nice ride through the Royal National Park, enjoying amazing ocean views from Stanwell Tops then making his way across the Sea Cliff Bridge before finishing in the Gong; in reality it’s 82kms of gruelling hills, in the heat whilst peddling against a head wind.

For Richard tackling the hills was definitely worth it saying, “With 1 in 3 Australians being directly impacted through a family, friend or colleague being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) it is really important that we do as much as possible to find a cure as soon as we can.”

For those of you thinking about doing the ride next year Richard says, “Start your training with some shorter rides, get used to being on a bike it can be a bit uncomfortable at first. Doing some short but intense cardio will help build up your stamina as well. “

This year Richard raised nearly $200, he’s hoping to beat this figure next year, “As well as finishing the ride in a shorter time, I would like to raise a bit more money too.”

For more information on the Sydney to Gong ride, check out the website here.



Page published: 04 December 2018, 14:43