Pedal 4 Kids is a one-day cycling challenge that raises vital funds for Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick. We have two great routes to choose from, 132km or 83km, and you can take part as an individual or with a team of friends and colleagues.
Both rides finish at Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick where you will meet some of the wonderful kids that you’re raising funds for – that’s part of what makes our ride so special.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I get to the start line?
Riders who would like transport to the start line are to meet at Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick on the morning of the ride (meeting times to be confirmed). Buses will be provided for the riders and secure transport for your bikes will be provided thanks to Two Men and a Truck.
When will I receive my jersey?
To reduce postage costs, your jersey will be available at either the Hospital on the day of the ride or the start line, depending on where you meet us. If you would like your jersey sent out before the ride, please contact Clare Sayer and she will arrange this for you.
Alternatively you are welcome to collect it from the Foundation in Randwick the week before the ride. Please let Clare know if you would like to do this.
Will breakfast/lunch be provided?
Breakfast will be provided for the riders who meet at Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick. We’re hoping to provide breakfast at the start lines for all our riders but we will confirm this by January 2018.
Coffee will be provided at the Hospital in the morning, and at both start lines before the race.
Lunch and refreshments will be in your support vehicle and as a peloton you can decide when and where you'd like to stop for lunch/snacks.
What riding group should I be in?
Your riding group depends on your average speed, your riding confidence and what you like to get out of a ride. We break our riders into the following groups:
Group A - Average 30km p/h
Group B - Average 25-30km p/h
Group C - Average 20-25km p/h
Group D - Average under 20km p/h
If you're not sure which group you best fit in please feel free to contact Ben and Kylie from Mildren Events and they will be able to help you.
What will happen in the event of bad weather?
Mildren Events will evaluate the weather forecast the day before the ride and make the call as to whether the event will go ahead. If they decide the weather is not favourable for riding we will contact all riders by 6pm the night before.
If the event is on but you're not confident riding in the weather conditions, please do let Clare know you won't be riding. This will help things run smoothly on the day and ensure we're not waiting for riders who aren't attending - we appreciate your help with this.
Rider safety is our number one priority!
We are thankful to have the support of Mildren Events on the day of the event. The Mildren Events team specialise in large-scale outdoor and cycling events and have been involved with Pedal 4 Kids for the last 4 years.
Please note the following safety information:
As Pedal 4 Kids is held on public roads that may have high traffic, it is important that participants exercise caution at all times.
Under NSW road rules, a bicycle is considered a vehicle. As such, bicycle riders are required to obey the road rules as can be found here.
The waiver that you sign as a condition of entry does not cover participants for accidents caused by yourself or another rider. If you require an ambulance, please note that you will be charged for the transportation.
There aren’t any lanes closed specifically for the ride. The NSW Police have deemed it unnecessary for the amount of riders we expect to participate (no more than 300)
Riders will be grouped according to their ability (A,B,C,D). Each group (peloton) will have no more than 20 riders.
Each peloton will have a dedicated Support and Gear (SAG) vehicle allocated to them. The SAG vehicle will display caution decals and directional signage and will drive with hazard lights on to ensure cyclists and motorists are aware that a charity bike ride is occurring.
SAG vehicles will take the lane if and when required, to move traffic and protect riders.
There will be a detailed briefing process on the day. We would like to stress the importance that all riders within a peloton stay together so that their SAG vehicle can protect the group.
Under the NSW road rules, a bicycle is considered a vehicle. As such, bicycle riders a required to obey the road rules, including those listed below:
Adhere to speed limits and obey all traffic signals and signage including traffic lights and pedestrian crossings.
Always ride in the same direction as traffic on the left-hand side of the road.
Listen to and obey directions from support vehicles and volunteers.
Riders must use hand signals if turning left or right, or stopping.
Riders must only pass to the right of another rider and call out ‘passing’ when doing so.
Riders should always look behind before pulling out to pass another rider.
Riders should only ride side-by-side where there is enough room left for vehicles and other cyclists to pass, and then no more than two abreast.
Your bike must be mechanically sound with both front and rear brakes in working order. We recommend each participant put their bike in for a full service prior to the ride.
Wearing a helmet is mandatory while cycling.
Terms and Conditions
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION AND COLLECTION STATEMENT
(including Release and Indemnity)
FOR 2018 SYDNEY CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION
Pedal 4 Kids
2018 Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation’s Pedal 4 Kids (the event) is a recreational activity which is dangerous. Any activity associated with riding a bicycle may result in personal injury or damage to property. In particular, the activity will involve riding on public roads where an accident, a collision, or act to avoid an accident or a collision, may involve serious personal injury and/or damage to property.
You participate in the event at your own risk.
This warning is given by Sydney Children's Hospital Foundation on its own behalf and on behalf of all persons or organisations involved in the conduct of the event. Under Division 5 of the Civil Liability Act 2002 these persons shall not be liable in negligence for harm suffered by a participant.
If you are under 18 this warning is addressed to your parent or guardian and any other adult person accompanying you.
Terms and conditions – including Exclusion of Liability and Indemnity
These terms and conditions are in addition to and not in derogation of the Risk Warning.
Permission to participate in 2018 Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation’s Pedal 4 Kids (the event) is given by Sydney Children's Hospital Foundation on its own behalf and on behalf of and for the benefit of Mildren Events, any of the Participants Support Crew, any Landowner, Venue owner or other person involved in the conduct of the event including any employee, agent or contractor of the foregoing and any volunteer.
In consideration of Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation permitting the Participant to take part in the Event, the Participant agrees to these terms and conditions:
- In these terms and conditions:
"Claim or Demand” means any claim, demand, action, proceeding, judgement, order, award of damage or costs of any nature whatsoever.
"Event Providers'" means any and all persons included in the definitions of the Sydney Children's Hospital Foundation, Mildren Events, the Participants Support Crew, any Landowner or Venue Operator.
“Landowner” means and includes the owner, lessee or occupier of any land and any employee, agent or independent contractor of any such person.
“Mildren Events” means and includes Mildren Corporate and Events and each of its director’s employees, agents and independent contractors and any volunteer assisting it in connection with the Event.
“Participant” includes the legal or personal representatives of the Participant.
“Participants Support Crew” means and includes (but is not limited to) each person travelling with the Participant in his vehicle and each person assisting the Participant in any way including (but not limited to) a mechanic, a member of a mobile workshop team or supply team or any person acting in that capacity and their legal or personal representatives.
“Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation” means and includes Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation and each of its officers, members, employees, agents and independent contractors and any volunteer assisting it in connection with the Event.
“Venue Operator "means and includes the owner, lessee or occupier of any hospitality and or entertainment venue and any employee, agent or independent contractor of any such person.
- The Participant acknowledge that the event involves a risk of personal injury to, or damage to property of the Participant or others.
- The Participant participates in the event solely at their own risk.
- The Participant should consider insuring in respect of the risks involved in the event and in particular hold or arrange private health insurance with ambulance cover and personal accident insurance.
- The Participant acknowledges and agrees that, other than as provided for in clause 9, no person who is an Event Provider is liable for any loss or damage of whatever nature suffered by or caused by the Participant in relation to the event, arising from any act or omission of any Event Provider, including (without limitation) an act or omission that is negligent.
6 Other than as provided for in clause 9, the Participant shall not make any Claim or Demand against any Event Provider for any loss or damage of whatever nature suffered by or caused by the Participant in relation to the event, arising from any act or omission of any Event Provider, including (without limitation) in connection with any acts or omissions that are negligent or the result of failing to exercise reasonable skill and care.
- 7. The Participant releases and indemnifies all Event Providers from and against every Claim or Demand arising from any act or omission of any Event Provider, including (without limitation) an act or omission that is negligent that arises by reason of any act or omission of any type of the Participant (including without limitation acts or omissions that are negligent or the result of failing to exercise reasonable skill and care).
- Other than as provided for in clause 9, this release and indemnity operates:
(a) according to its terms and shall not be read down nor shall these terms and conditions be affected or altered in any manner, notwithstanding that the Participant may have been induced to participate in the Event by representations made by or on behalf of Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation; and
(b) irrespective of whether the sickness, injury or death is caused or contributed to by any act or omission (including without limitation any negligent act or omission) of the Event Providers.
- It is not intended that these terms and conditions will prevent the recovery of damages by a Participant from:
(a) the owner or driver of a motor vehicle or a nominal defendant where the vehicle is covered by a policy of insurance under the Motor Accidents Compensation Act 1999 or where the nominal defendant is otherwise liable under that Act but only on the basis that any such damage is not recoverable by way of subrogation or otherwise from any other Event Provider who is not indemnified by the policy or the Act; or
(b) the Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation in relation to any sickness, injury or death suffered by the Participant as a direct result of the gross negligence of the Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation, for which (to the maximum extent permitted by law) the maximum aggregate liability of the Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation is limited to an amount equal to the amount of insurance held by the Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation covering any such gross negligence.
- These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of New South Wales and in relation to any matter arising from participation in the event the Participant agrees to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of New South Wales or a lower court in New South Wales with jurisdiction to determine the matter. If any of these terms and conditions may not operate by reason of a law that may not be contracted out of then, they shall be read down but only to the extent necessary to comply with the law.
- The Participant will pay all entry fees and other charges imposed by Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation in respect of the Event.
- The Participant agrees that these terms and conditions may be relied upon in any claim brought by the Participant or their heirs, executors and assigns.
You acknowledge that the information you provide will be collected by or on behalf of the Foundation and may be disclosed to third parties for the purposes outlined above or as required by law. Such third parties may include information technology suppliers, communications suppliers and other third party suppliers and business partners of the Foundation.