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RAM to Ride & Cook

Sunday October 13 2019

Devonport 60 km Cycle and Meal

The Event

Who is this event for? Everyone! RAM to Ride & Cook is a social event, we want it to be something that everyone can enjoy and take part in, rather than a race or time trial bike event. This event is definitely for beginner cyclists, while some of the more experienced riders may use it as an opportunity for a training ride or a good excuse to raise money while doing something you love. There will be both a slow and a fast group, so the more serious riders can still push themselves, while the rest of us can cruise along and enjoy the ride! There will be a marked vehicle at the front and the end of each group - please stay within the confines of these vehicles ensures we can keep everyone safe.


Whether you’re a beginning cyclist, member of a cycling club, thinking it could be a fun event to do with your mates, you want a team building activity for your employees, or you’re looking to take part in your first cycling, everyone is welcome!


Kids over 12 are encouraged to join the event, but will require parental consent if they are between the ages of 12 and 18.

The Ride: Starting and Finishing Points and Times

The event will kick off at 10AM, Sunday 13th October, from the Eastern Portion of the carpark at the Devonport Bluff., with the slow group heading off first and then the faster group to begin trailing behind at 11:30AM.


Everyone will finish back at the Devonport Bluff, with an aim to have all participants back by 2.30PM - 3:00PM.


Along the ride you will find two rest stops; Thirlestone Golf Club (30km) & near the Axemans Hall of Fame (50km). For those in a relay team cyclists change at these points as well as at Wesley Vale. This would make each leg approximately 15 km

The ride will take you mostly through country roads, a few short stints in suburban areas as well as the Exeter Highway for a small distance. You can see a map of the course here. 

The day will conclude with a meal in the Aberdeen Room of the Paranaple Centre in Devonport starting at 6PM and concluding by around 8.30PM. We hope to meet up briefly with the cooking group at 8PM.


In the event of very bad weather we may reduce the length of the cycle but recommend all prepare for the possibility of some rain

The Cook: Starting and Finishing Times

Enjoy a cooking lesson under the direction of well known local chef Ben Milbourne!

This sectionwill be held at Charlotte Jack Restaurant in Providore Place starting at 4:30PM Sunday 13 October 2019 . (Note there is a new , large and inexpensive car park in the same block- enter via Best Street when heading in an Easterly direction).

Ben will talk about his rise to be a notary chef and then give some tips on how to be a good cook. Then he will give a display of how he prepares a meal selectively using appropriate in season food.


Finally enjoy a meal in that restaurant. Drinks will be for sale. Music will be provided during meal. Projected finish time 7.30PM.

At 8.00PM please move from Charlotte Jack across the footpath to the Aberdeen Room in the paranaple Centre for a brief wind up of the day’s events. Tea and coffee will be served.


Registering is easy! Simply fill out the entry form below.

Entry fee for cycling is $100/adult, $120/pp in a team (please ensure you nominate a team leader), or $50 under 18 years and $80/pp in a team. Entry fee for cook event is $100. It is possible to do both if you are up to it but please register for both functions.


Note; Cooking event will be limited to 70 guests. We also have a sponsorship form so that riders can be sponsored for an amount beyond the entry fee to benefit the fundraising efforts. 

Registrations close at Midnight on Thursday 10 October 2019. Refunds possible but 20% cancellation fee applies.

The weekend of  11-14 October coincides with the Tulip festival held at Wynyard and Table Cape . If You are travelling from interstate or other parts of Tasmania please consider the opportunity to visit this festival while the tulips are in flower. Please contact 0408439264 if further information is required


We look forward to RAM to ride being an event everyone and anyone can enjoy. We want it to be fun and a positive way to raise money for a good cause. With the success of this event we hope to run more in the future. We can’t wait to see you there and feel free to contact us if you have any questions we haven’t answered on here.