Firefighters embark on 400 in 4 charity bike ride

Published: 27th March 2013

The 8th annual Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) 400 in 4 Charity Bike Ride will depart Wagga Wagga on Monday, 1 April, bound for the Burns Unit at the Children’s Hospital, Westmead.

The group of 26 firefighters will ride 400kms over four days to raise much-needed funding for the Burns Unit.

The riders will travel through Gundagai, Yass, Goulburn and parts of Sydney along the way visiting schools and local communities, giving fire safety demonstrations and encouraging communities to ensure they have a working smoke alarm at home.

The riders will also be selling raffle tickets as well as seeking donations to help the Burns Unit continue funding an anaesthetist fellow and to renovate a surgical ward.

Over the past seven years, the ride has raised nearly $250,000 for the Burns Unit and this year organisers are hoping to add to that.

For information on the ride or to donate please visit


Monday, 1 April

Depart Wagga Wagga at 8am from William Farrer Hotel along Sturt Hwy to Gundagai
Arrive at Gundagai Hotel at 2pm. Riders will be selling raffle tickets at 4pm at Gundagai Bowling Club.

Tuesday, 2 April

Depart Gundagai at 6:30am from Gundagai Hotel
Arrive at Yass Public School at 2:30pm for a fire safety demonstration.

Wednesday, 3 April

Depart Hamilton Hume Hotel at Yass at 6:30am
Arrive at Goulburn South Public School at 2:30pm for a fire safety demonstration. Crews will then fundraise along the main street.

Thursday, 4 April

Depart Goulburn Central Motor Lodge at 6:30am
Arrive at Glenfield Scout Camp at 4pm

Friday, 5 April

Depart Glenfield Scout Camp at 8am
Ride escorted through Sydney by fire engines before arriving at the Burns Unit at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead at 2pm. Fundraising and carnival afternoon.