FAQs

What is the Cost ?

Each 7 day rider is asked to pay a ride fee which covers the following:

  • All meals including breakfasts, lunches, snacks and 2 course dinners
  • Quality holiday parks cabin accommodation (no more than 3 to a 2 bedroom cabin)
  • Support vehicles and support team
  • Final presentation evening on the Saturday night with a band, auction and entertainment, partners welcome at $50 a head for dinner only or $150 for accommodation & dinner
  • A 2021 Cycle Classic ride jersey and polo

TOTAL COST $950 pp + $1500 fundraising minimum

Link to registration page

Is Fundraising Compulsory ?

Yes, fundraising is compulsory each rider is asked to raise a minimum of $1500

See our fundraising tips page

Fundraising can be done via

  • Your own fundraising page
  • Selling or purchasing one of the sponsorship packages
  • A personal donation
  • Holding your own event
  • Selling raffle tickets
  • Create your own polo shirt and sell logo positions to corporate companies
  • Come up with your own fundraising ideas!

Will the event go ahead in 2021 given current Covid19 restrictions ?

YES. The WESTS Cycle Classic 2021 is being organised as if current restrictions will still be in place in March 2021.

How long has the Cycle Classic been going ?

The 2021 Wests Cycle Classic will be the 26th year that the event will be held and will be travelling around the beautiful Mudgee Region through National Parks and scenic terrain. There will be a local school visit along the way, awards, themed nights, games and activities for all to enjoy.

Who can participate?

Anyone over the age of 18 and in good health.

Is a medical examination required before registering?

No but is recommended  

Can I take participate in one or two days

Weekend/Mid Ride & Fundraising options are available – For more information please contact Annette Watson on 02 4952 0000

Where do the funds raised go?

Every dollar you raise on the Wests Cycle Classic contributes to keeping the Rescue Helicopter Service available 24/7, 365 days a year. 

Our AW139 helicopters are flying intensive care units. They can carry two patients or a baby infant carrier.

It costs about $40 million a year to keep the helicopters and crews ready to respond when needed. 

Four AW139’s cover 1.5m people throughout Northern New South Wales, from the Hawkesbury to the Queensland border, making it one of the leading aeromedical services in Australia. 

The AW139’s cost $1,000 per hour in fuel, $1,000 per hour to run the engine, $1,500 for the airframe and for $500 avionics, that’s a total of $4,000 per hour. 

About $12 million of the cost is raised through sponsorships, Volunteer, Support Group activities, events like the Wests Cycle Classic and partnerships with our community. 

The remainder is funded through contracts with NSW Health and NSW Ambulance.   

For more information about our service visit www.rescuehelicopter.com.au

Link to How Your Fundraising Makes a Difference

Can my Employer sponsor me to ride & if so what are the advantages of this to my Employer?

Yes, your employer can sponsor riders. 2021 Sponsorship Package are below 

  • Platinum Sponsorship $10,000 +
    • Full corporate team of 4 riders
    • Company logo on cycle classic website
    • Company logo on all print advertising and cycle documents
    • Company logo on ride jersey's and polo's and support vehicles for the whole 5 days
    • Company mention in Rescue Magazine
    • Opportunity to host an event stop or school visit
    • An invitation for 4 guests to attend the Cycle Classic Celebration Dinner & Presentation Evening
  • Gold Sponsorship $5,000 +
    • 1 rider entry
    • Company logo on cycle classic website
    • Company logo on all print advertising and cycle documents
    • Company logo on ride jersey's and polo's and support vehicles for the whole 5 days
    • Company mention in Rescue Magazine
    • An invitation for 2 guests to attend the Cycle Classic Celebration Dinner & Presentation Evening
  • Silver Sponsorship $2,500
    • Company logo on all cycle documents
    • Company logo on cycle classic website
    • An invitation for 2 guests to attend the Cycle Classic Presentation Evening
  • Bronze Sponsorship $1,000
    • Company logo on cycle classic website
    • An invitation for 2 guests to attend the Cycle Classic Presentation Evening

Link to Sponsorship Page

How do I log my kilometres?

You can log your training and ride kilometres via a fitness App (Fitbit, Strava, Mapmyfitness) or manually to let everyone know how far you’ve ridden!

For more information click here