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Due to low rider entry numbers it has been decided that the 2017 Ride for Pain that was being planned for next Sunday 12 November will be cancelled. This decision was not taken lightly, and is a first for Event Strategies in over 30 years of event management, but to proceed would have used people and resources from a large number of organizations that could not be justified.

Here’s a message from Professor Lorimer Moseley:

“We are very disappointed to announce that the 2017 Ride for Pain has been cancelled. Unfortunately we simply didn’t get enough interest to make it a viable proposition this year. To those who had registered already – thank you so much for your support. To those who rode in previous years, thank you for your support. Although we are disappointed that we have had to take this step, we are also very pleased with the impact the Ride for Pain has had over the years. We are really chuffed with the engagement we have seen from businesses, from industry, from government and from the community. We have other projects that are moving us forward toward our vision of preventing and reducing persistent pain. You can check them out here:

We really hope you have got something out of your Ride for Pain experience – we certainly have!

Thanks again for your support,


28/9/17 – The 2017 Ride for Pain will be held on Sunday 12 November

All 2016 web information will be updated asap

15/11/16 – Online entries close tomorrow. Ride Guide is out now.

14/6/16 – The 2016 Ride for Pain will be held on Sunday 20 November

All 2015 web information will be updated asap

10/12/15 – Results for the Inaugural Share the Pain Team Challenge

ReturnToWorkSA holds off the challengers in the Inaugural Share the Pain Team Challenge!

About 4 months ago, ReturnToWorkSA put out the challenge to other teams in the Ride for Pain to ride the most vertical metres as a team. There were a good number of challengers but they all came up short. The Attorney General’s Department team came closest, 2000m behind. So a very big congratulations to the Return to Work SA team and its 20 riders.  Let’s see if they can hold on to their title next year!  The full stats are available here.

9/12/15 – Results for 2015 Ride for Pain True King & Queen of the Mountain Age-Weight Challenge

Sam Drummond squeezes home by ONE SECOND!  Sam Drummond has defended his Ride for Pain True King of the Mountain Age-Weight Challenge, but only just. With a raw time up Coach Road of 9:20, a whopping 6:23 faster than his predicted time, he was a minute and half faster than the second place getter, John Allison. However, John’s extra 15 years and 7 kg meant that he almost knocked the champion off, coming in 6:22 faster than his predicted time – one second behind Sam. Congratulations to both of you and we look forward so seeing how it pans out next year!

A shout out also goes to Lucy Bowden, the winner of the Ride for Pain True Queen of the Mountain Age-Weight Challenge. There were not many females but Lucy was the clear winner – coming home in 13:06, over a minute faster than her predicted time. Well done Lucy!

The full stats for the Lucy and the top ten males, the method used to calculate the predicted times and the full predicted and raw times for all 62 who made it up Coach after 86km of Riding for Pain, can be found HERE.

We look forward to next year’s True Kind and Queen – can Sam defend his title again? Can Lucy? Only time will tell!

7/12/15 – Ride for Pain jersey still for sale – limited sizes and quantities – $44

Including postage. Order here

15R4P jersey front and back

15R4P jersey sizing



What a terrific day yesterday! Fantastic achievements from so many. Huge congratulations. Look out this week for a number of follow up actions, including strava, survey, photos and more. Just on photos, here are a couple of links:


Less than a week left for you to enter online.

This year we’re looking to boost our group of volunteer race crew so we have enough officials on the course to manage all water stops and Check Points. Please email if this interests you.


Online entry will open on Tuesday 1 September. There are discounts for 7 weeks until Monday 19 October so lodge your entry before this date to save.

Check out the ENTRY page for information on the 2015 Ride for Pain jersey too. It’s optional, but for $24-50 it’s also incredible value
15R4P jersey front and back



You can send this PDF about the 2015 Ride for Pain to anyone you think might be interested! Help us spread the word!

13/7/15 RIDE FOR PAIN 2015

Lock it in your diary – November 15th 2015.  We are very excited to say that we have secured a shirt sponsor and with the generous support of Active Essentials, we will be offering a very distinctive and kudos-generating cycling shirt at a ridiculously generous price. Stay tuned for the prototype and more details.

The courses will be the same, but this year we want you to exceed your achievement last time – remember how far you got and aim to beat it. This year, in addition to the world-leading Ride4Pain Age Weight Time Trial on Coach Road, we will be running the Share the Pain Team Challenge – given to the team of 4 or more riders who climb the most metres cumulatively.

All teams of ten or more will receive a commemorative signing jersey for the boardroom, pool room, lounge room or foyer.

We will be opening up registrations in the coming weeks, but you can register your interest and receive updates here.


Final news for the 2014 Ride for Pain

The Survey and Honour Roll will remain open until Dec 16


The Ride Guide has been emailed to all entrants and is available for download:  Ride Guide


Online entries have closed. Here is the Start List


One option for 6 Hour riders is to establish or improve a ranking in the True KOM and True QOM Ride for Pain Age-weight challenge!

Last year’s Ride for Pain included the first ever Age – Weight adjusted True King and Queen of the Mountain on Corkscrew Road, at the 80km mark. This time we are running it on Coach Road, at the 78km mark. Here is the Strava segment.   How does it compare to Corkscrew?  It is just a bit tougher – compare them using these data from veloviewer:

Corkscrew Strava

Coach Strava

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