Upcoming rides and events from Rapha Sydney
Check out our full program of popular weekly rides below:
6.00am - 7.00am
Join Ash and the ladies of the RCC for an hour of social paced, recovery laps in Centennial Park followed by coffee at the Greenhouse Cafe nearby.
This is a dedicated space to ride at a conversational pace for those recovering from a big weekend of riding and for beginners new to road riding and group etiquette.
No RCC Membership necessary - suitable for all skill levels.
6.00am - 7.20am
Enjoy a morning view of the ocean with an active recovery-paced ride. It’s a great way to start the week. We’ll roll some turns and focus on smooth and steady bunch riding down to LaPa and then across to the Containers returning via Anzac Parade for coffee at Veneziano.
Available to RCC Members - suitable for all skill levels.
6.30pm - 7.30pm
Start your week off with our only after-hours ride of the week at Centennial Park, before rolling to The Noble Hops, Redfern for dinner and drinks.
Available to RCC members - suitable for all skill levels with 3 groups.
6.00am - 7.30am
Join our Ride Leader, Malin, for a steady paced tour of the Eastern Suburbs, taking in the views of the harbour and beaches of Double Bay, Bondi, Tamarama and Maroubra.
Available to RCC members - suitable for intermediate riders.
6.00am - 7.20am
Interested in joining the Rapha Cycling Club?
Suitable for everyone from those looking to get into road cycling (flat bars welcome) to advanced fast drop rides, you'll never be far from the support of Rapha Staff and Ride Leaders.
All groups take in the picturesque south-eastern suburb of La Perouse before returning for coffee and a catch-up at Veneziano Surry Hills.
No RCC Membership necessary - suitable for all skill levels with 6 groups.
6.00am - 7.20am
Friday Hills, aka the tourist loop is the best way to start the weekend and/or get a friend to move to Sydney, featuring the iconic Eastern Suburbs bergs; Heartbreak Hill, The Gap & Bronte Beach.
This is the perfect introduction to the hills amongst a supportive and friendly bunch - whether you'd like to give it a dig up the climbs or take it steady all the way.
Available to RCC Members - suitable for intermediate to advanced cyclists with 3 groups.
6.00am - 7.15am
Come and join us every Friday morning for a supportive and inclusive Women’s led ride along the Friday Hills route.
This is a Friday Hills Open Ride to bring together all women/trans/non-gender-conforming riders, and supportive allies who want to take their cycling further amongst a friendly, women's led bunch.
No RCC Membership necessary - suitable for intermediate riders.
40 - 80km
Join us for shorter, beginner-friendly loops aiming to start early, and finish early.
Designed to ease you into riding further and further week-on-week, you'll never be far from support when you need it.
Current Monthly Schedule:
Lane Cove National Park (42km/662m)
North Head National Park (43km/635m)
Bobbin Head Pilgrimage (70km/958m)
Available to RCC Members - suitable for experienced beginners and above.
100km - 120km
Our Ride Leaders know the best routes like the back of their hand.
Every week each ride ladders up in distance and elevation until the end of the month, culminating in our Longest Ride to Wollongong and Back every quarter so you can benchmark your progress against a tried and test route.
Current Monthly Schedule:
Bobbin Head + Akuna (103km/1350m)
Stanwell Tops (118km/1602m)
Longest Monthly Ride (Varies)
Available to RCC Members - suitable for intermediate cyclists and above.
Save the date and join us. We continuously update this section so check back often for the latest news.
Every 3 months
We love a special long distance ride. This 200km route is carefully organised to test intermediate cyclists under the safety and support of Rapha Staff and Ride Leaders who have done it before.
We'll keep the pace steady, remind you to eat and drink at appropriate times and keep you riding within your limits to go the distance - with plenty of train stations along the route to customise your 'Longest Ride'.
Available to RCC Members - suitable for experienced beginners and above with 3 groups available.
Looking to get started with road cycling and the Club?
We run a Skills Session held at Centennial Park every month, a small informal information morning where you can meet the Club and trust the support and experience of our Ride Leaders to show you the ropes with riding in a group.
We then roll off for a couple of practise laps, focusing on particular elements to keep you riding safe in a bunch, while away from the hustle and bustle of traffic.
No RCC Membership required - suitable for beginners.
April 7th 2024
Our ode to the last great madness of cycling, A Day in Hell challenges you to take on your toughest backroads and bridleways, in our homage to the road to Roubaix.
For those who make it through A Day in Hell, a special Rapha reward will be up for grabs which will be available to collect at either the Clubhouse or one of our partner cafes.
Available to RCC Members - suitable for intermediate to advanced cyclists.
The Rapha Women's 100 challenges riders around the world to come together, share the road and ride 100 kilometres to celebrate women's cycling.
Whether you ride alone or in a group, any effort will count and you have the entire day to go the distance.
1st December 2024
Unmarshalled and self-supported, the Rapha Prestige challenges small teams to a one-day adventure across stunning terrain and testing routes on a riding challenge unlike any other.
500 kilometres. Eight days. 24th-31st December. The world’s favourite festive cycling challenge is back.
Join us for even more miles and memories in our riding rite of passage.
Joining the Rapha Cycling Club opens up a world of exclusive benefits and products that help you get more from your riding.
Here's a few that RCC Sydney Members enjoy:
Enjoy 50% off coffees at any of our following RCC Partner Cafes:
Experienced and highly trained, our Ride Leaders keep a watchful eye out to keep the bunch safe while out on the open road.
With a particular focus on supporting Beginner to Intermediate cyclists, our Ride Leader team are friendly go-tos for everything you want to know about cycling.
The RCCSYD WhatsApp group puts you in the middle of the local RCC conversation, keeping the community connected.
We chat, share post-ride pictures, plan weekend rides, seek advice and much more.
The world’s most iconic club kit and an exclusive range of special edition products and collaborations.
From now on you can ride with pride in our iconic kit, and enjoy a discounted rate across the full club collection, all year round.
Whether you're travelling to any of our other 21 Clubhouses around the world, or you're simply looking to try out a top-of-the-line carbon fibre Chapter 2 bike equipped with electronic shifting and hydraulic disc brakes - you’ll never be without a ride as a RCC Member.
Available for hire at $60AUD/day.
Whether you're fuelling for an epic longie or an event coming up on the calendar, RCCSYD Members stay stocked up with 15% off all Maurten bars and gels, PILLAR post-ride nutrition and more.
Visit the Clubhouse with proof of membership to purchase.
A space dedicated for the cyclist, our Clubhouse is your one stop destination for your latest Rapha gear or local knowledge.
325 George Street (opp. Wynyard Light Rail), Sydney CBD
We have several speeds:
Our rides are available to RCC members via the RCC app.
For our Open rides, you can RSVP here.
Looking to try out a Club Ride?
Send us a message on @rapha_sydney and we'll give the Ride Leaders on the day the heads-up to welcome you.
We ask that if you've joined us for more than 3 club rides you consider joining the Club in an official capacity.
We also ask that you first take responsibility of your own fitness capabilities and determine which ride pace is suitable for you before joining.
If you're unsure, use the chat feature to get in contact with any of the Ride Leaders on the ride.
Absolutely not! Come dressed in whatever makes you feel and look good.
We pride ourselves on offering a comprehensive Riding Calendar that is designed for progression.
So whether you're a new cyclist to the road or you've been cycling for a while and want to push it further, we have Open and Club ride options for you.
Start with our RCC Sydney Ride Progression Chart for a full overview of how our Calendar is structured here.
If you've never ridden in a bunch before, be sure to check out our RCCSYD Ride Guidelines here.
Be sure to book your spot for our next Rapha 101 Session, or join us on a Wednesday morning for a hands-on experience under the safety and support of Rapha Staff and Ride Leaders - No RCC Membership necessary.
All our official Rapha Rides are staffed by our Ride Leader team.
You'll always have a Ride Leader navigating on/near the front, and a RL Sweep looking out for you at the back.
Please let a Sweep know immediately if you're struggling so we can keep an eye out for you.
If you're struggling off the back, our RLs will simply sit on your wheel behind you, protecting you from traffic behind and ensure you are safely staying within your limit. You'll never ride alone on a RCC Ride.
There's no pressure to push yourself beyond what you're capable of at the RCC, especially when our no-drop rides will regroup at the top.
In the event of a mechanical, raise your hand, call "Mechanical" and if possible stop in a safe place away from traffic. A Ride Leader will ensure the group is in a safe spot off the road before assisting you with any issue you may have.