Le Tour de Taree

le Tour de Taree

The goal of le Tour de Taree has always been the same – to make a positive difference to the welfare of sick children and their families.

In 2020 the Club Taree Community Team is hosting their 65th Annual le Tour de Taree. Over the years we’ve had some massive Tours, but this year will be epic. We have more riders than ever before signed up to ride, and more ways to raise funds than ever before.

Together to date we have raised $171,447.18 for Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern NSW, $138,208.68 of that coming from le Tour de Taree.

It was our Team that chose Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern NSW (RMHCNNSW) as the sole beneficiary of funds raised. It would be safe to say that back in April 2015 when the idea was conceived no one in the team would have been acutely aware of just how much Manning Valley families rely on the services and programs of RMHCNNSW.

Each week 12 families from the Manning Valley and the Great Lakes use the facilities of RMHCNNSW, equating to 624 local families every year calling on RMHCNNSW for support at their most vulnerable times.

le Tour de Taree continues to be our Signature Event, one that the entire team can participate in whether it be through riding, raising funds, and community engagement or support roles.

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2020 le Tour de Taree

As a Team we have worked so hard on this initiative every year since it started back in 2014. We started le Tour originally to mirror le Tour de France – I still remember being in that meeting when we said hey lets ride the same distance – it will be fun. And fun it has been, but balanced perfectly by also being challenging, engaging, and most importantly successful – for Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern NSW.

le Tour de France was also cancelled, then postponed. As restrictions lifted we saw that maybe, just maybe we could reinstate le Tour in a revised format that would still allow us to raise funds for Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern NSW.

This year will be unlike any year. Originally we had grand plans for the 2020 Tour which would lead us to new milestones. We have paired that back, on the premise that any funds we raise will be funds that RMHCNNSW didn’t have should we have not gone ahead. It is a stark reality that during the pandemic children have not stopped getting sick or injured, and their families have not stopped needing support.

So this year we are calling on you more than ever for your support, in a year that RMHCNNSW needs our support the most we are limited to the ways that we can fundraise, our events are limited and our access to the community has tightened. But the good news is that you can help, and together we can make a difference.

Throughout the Club there are numerous ways that you can support, whether it be through buying an official le Tour de Taree Cookie next time you visit the café ($5 straight to RMHCNNSW – and you get a delicious commemorative cookie, order a case of wine through the Tamburlaine wine fundraiser ($50 from each case goes to RMHCNNSW), you can sponsor a rider, you can make a donation, just to name a few.

We have tried to make the fundraising initiatives this year as diverse as possible, even going ‘old school’ with both a pie drive and a Tupperware party.

Visit our Social Media Page to see how you can help.

To make a donation visit our My Cause page here 


Volunteer Team of the Year

In August 2020 the Club Taree Community Team’s fundraising initiative “le Tour de Taree” was named the Mid North Coast’s Volunteer Team of the Year by the NSW Centre of Volunteering. This is a regional award covering from Newcastle in the south to Coffs Harbour in the north. The Team now goes on to challenge the state award against other Team winners from all over the State.

The NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards is an annual program by the Centre for Volunteering which recognises the outstanding efforts of volunteers in NSW, and promotes the importance of volunteering to the community.

The Club Taree Community Team won the award last year also.

2019 le Tour de Taree

We are currently busy planning the 2019 le Tour de Taree – what will be our 5th Anniversary ride.

The event runs from the 6th – 28th July 2019 and will see the Club Taree Community Team ride a total of 3460km

In 2019 we have more riders than ever signed up, with 59 Team Members making the commitment this year. This year there are more ways than ever to help us with our fundraising targets thanks to a great range of events and activities. Search our website for more information.

If you would like to donate you can do in person at Club Taree or you can donate online using our My Cause page.

If you would like to be a part of our Signature Fundraising Event in 2019 please contact Paul Allan on 6539 4000 or by email pallan@clubtaree.com.au


2018 le Tour de Taree

2018’s le Tour de Taree turned out to be our biggest yet – with our awesome team smashing some serious goals, both on and off the bikes.

In 2018 we;

  • rode a total of 5131.2km (which is 1,802.2km more than we actually had to ride)
  • raised $35,616.80
  • rode every single day
  • had 35 team members particpate along with 2 offical guests, and 6 official helpers

2018 Achievements;

  • First Place – Kye Singe 860.1km
  • Second Place – Amanda Hodder 859km
  • Third Place – Lisa Ruprecht – 543km
  • Most Ridden in One Day – Robert McPhillips -150km
  • Most Days Ridden – Lisa Ruprecht – 22 out of 23 days ridden
  • Most Consistent Rider – Kylie Morris
  • Fundraising Champion – Kristie Lea Singe

Total amount raised since 2015 is $96,088.14

Total distance ridden since 2015 is 15,713.2km


2017 le Tour de Taree

In 2017 45 Team Members collectively rode 3540 km to raise $22,531.40 for RMHCNNSW.