Ride4Life WA – Mining and Mateship Charity Ride 2020

ride4lifeWARide4Life WA – Mining and Mateship Ride

25th to 30th August 2020

Ride4Life WA will be heading off on the 25th August on a little adventure to Kalgoorlie, Mount Magnet, Geraldton and all points in between returning to Perth on the 30th August 2020.

A total of approximately 2,020 kms over 6 days, visiting smaller towns spreading the awareness of mental health and suicide prevention.

As part of the Charity Ride, we will be visiting a number of local community groups and possibly schools to promote our cause.

Day 1:  Perth to Kalgoorlie - 585km

Departure PointShort Stop Lunches, 174 Great Eastern Highway, Midland WA 6056.

Meetup: 0700  Breakfast: 0730

Ride Briefing: 0815  Stands up: 0830

Ride straight up Great Eastern Highway bypassing Northam to Meckering (125 kms) for fuel. Continue onto Merredin (126 kms) for Lunch at the Men’s Shed. Re-fuel before departing to Southern Cross. Merredin to Southern Cross (110 kms) to re-fuel. Southern Cross to Coolgardie (187 kms) for fuel if required then onto Kalgoorlie. (37 kms).

AccommodationBig 4 Acclaim Prospector Holiday Park or The Overland Motel

Dinner: The Overland Motel for all riders

Day 2: Riders' Choice

Free day in Kalgoorlie to explore the town and surrounding areas. (we are endeavouring to arrange a visit to a local school or community group)

Day 3: Kalgoorlie to Mt Magnet - 667 kms

Departing from Acclaim Prospector Holiday Park

Meetup: 0630 Breakfast: 0700

Ride Briefing: 0745  Stands up: 0800

A long ride today with stops at Menzies (132 kms NO Fuel available) for a leg stretch, then onto Leonora (104 kms) for re-fuel and Morning Tea sponsored by the Shire of Leonora.  Depart Leonora for Leinster (135 kms) and re-fuel then onto Sandstone (152 kms) for fuel and a late lunch before departing to Mount Magnet (154 kms)

AccommodationMt Magnet Caravan Park or Mt Magnet Cabins

Dinner: To be advised for all riders.

Day 4: Mt Magnet to Geraldton - 340kms

Departing from Mt Magnet Caravan Park 

Meetup: 0730 Breakfast: 0800

Ride Briefing: 0845  Stands up: 0900

Easy ride today from Mount Magnet to Yalgoo (125 kms) to re- fuel, then onto Mullewa (119 kms) for a spot of lunch and re-fuel before continuing onto Geraldton (99 kms)

AccommodationWintersun Hotel or Big 4 Sunset Beach Holiday Park

Dinner: At the Wintersun Hotel for all riders.

Day 5:  Ride around Geraldton Region

Today we meet our local Ride4Life Geraldton group and ride with them to some favourite spots in their region. Details to follow soon.

Day 6:  Geraldton to Perth  -  415 kms

Departing from Wintersun Hotel 

Meetup: 0800 Breakfast: 0830

Ride Briefing: 0915  Stands up: 0930

Today we travel through Dongara to Jurien Bay (200 kms) for re-fuel and Lunch at the Sandpiper Tavern. Then, onto Hillarys Marina (215 kms) for a coffee before heading off to our homes.


Currently holding 10 Cabins/Rooms at places shown. All rates have been discounted for Ride4Life. Please mention Ride4Life WA when booking to obtain your discounted rate.


Big 4 Acclaim Prospector Holiday Park,
9 Ochiltree Street, Kalgoorlie 08 9021 2524

  • 3 x 2 bedroom cabins @ $ 130.40 p/n
  • 4 x 2 bedroom cabins @ $ 124.00 p/n
  • 1 x 2 bedroom cabin @ $ 130.25 p/n
  • 2 x 1 bedroom cabins @ $ 118.40 p/n
  • Camp Site @ $ p/n

Kalgoorlie Overland Motel,
566 Hannan Street, Kalgoorlie, 08 9021 1433

Dbl/Twin Standard Room @ $ 120.00 p/n

Mt Magnet

Mount Magnet Caravan Park,
100 Hepburn Street, Mount Magnet, 08 9963 4198

  • Single units – no ensuite @ $ 60.00 p/n
  • Double/Twin with ensuite @ $ 122.00 p/n
  • Homes (various) @ $ 135.00 p/n
  • Camp Site per person @ $ 12.00 p/n 

Mt Magnet Cabins
5 Angel St, Mount Magnet WA 6638, 0419 164 871

Double and twin rooms to be confirmed.


Wintersun Hotel,
441 Chapman Road, Bluff Point, 08 9923 1211

Each room has a queen and single bed and is $ 119 per night for 2 people. When checking in each rider will need photo id and credit card details.

Big 4 Sunset Beach Holiday Park,
4 Bosley Street, Sunset Beach, 08 9938 1655

  • Double/Twin Standard cabin $ 139.00 p/n
  • Camp Site $ 39.00 p/n

Fuel Stops

There are adequate fuel stops for nearly all bikes. Some riders (like me) will probably take a spare fuel container “just in case”. Distances between towns are shown in the itinerary above. Make sure you know how far your bike will go before you need to re-fuel as this is your responsibility.
NB: Information just in (28th June) that there is NO FUEL in Menzies anymore.

Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners

All meals at own expense

Evening Meals for the group:

We will make reservations at the Kalgoorlie Overland Motel for our first night for all riders. In Mt Magnet we will be arranging a group meal for all riders. We will make reservations at the Wintersun Hotel on the first night for all riders.  NB: Please advise any Special Dietary Requirements

Itinerary and Departure/Arrival Times:

Every effort has been made to provide you with the correct information. However, some itinerary changes may occur to make the ride more beneficial to everyone concerned. Consult the Ride4Life website for the latest details.

Please Note:

This is an official Ride4Life WA Charity Ride. We would like all riders and pillions to make a donation towards the cause. When registering for the ride you will be able to donate on-line by following the link to Mining and Mateship Ride. We have decided to apply all donations towards the Merredin and Geraldton Mens' Sheds as they are assisting us on the ride.  We will also apply funds towards Helping Minds .

For anyone not coming on the ride, you are most welcome to contribute to our fundraising efforts and donate through our website at www.ride4life.org.au

If you have any questions about the Mining & Mateship Charity Ride in August 2020, then please contact the organiser below.

Warm Regards,

Gary Pontifex

WA State Co-ordinator – Ride4Life

0401 966 356


Please Note:

Motorcycle riding, sidecar driving and pillioning are dangerous activities and you participate at your own risk. Organisers take no responsibility for any injury, accident or vehicle damage and are excluded from liability.

Some meals maybe taken at hotels along the way. Organisers recommend zero consumption of alcohol at these times.

Event Properties

Event Date 25-08-2020 7:30 am
Event End Date 30-08-2020 4:00 pm
Cut off date 15-08-2020 3:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price Donation to Charity
Location Short Stop Lunches

We are no longer accepting ONLINE registration for this event. You can still register on the day at the start location.

Location Map