FREQUENTLY ASKED

  QUESTIONS

Is this event a road-only ride or off-road?

It is both! We will have separate routes and support for both Road Riders and Adventure Riders. Adventure Riders also have the option of choosing which route on the day.

What do you mean by adventure riding?

Adventure riding is riding predominately on dirt or gravel roads on bikes generally with 50/50 or higher off-road nobby tyres. It is not traditional dirt bike riding. We will not be bush bashing or looking for very steep or muddy single tracks.

What are the motorbike requirements for the road option?

All motorbikes joining the ride must be able to safely maintain highway speeds, be registered and insured, and in top mechanical order. All brands and types that can do so are welcome. We will ask that smaller-capacity machines, or those new to riding, depart at the rear of the group for the safety of all road users.

What are the motorbike requirements for the adventure option?

You must have a set of road legal dual purpose tyres fitted to your bike, with maximum 20% wear to commence the ride. The Continental TKC 80 tyres or something similar are a popular option.

All adventure bike types and brands with good ground clearance are welcome.

How much does it cost to take part in Motocyc?

There is a non-refundable registration fee per person of $250 that must be paid when registering for the event. This fee is applicable to all participant types, whether you are a Rider, Pillion or Support Crew. This will cover:

  • All logistics
  • Shared accommodation in a motel or similar during the event 
  • Breakfast on all three days
  • An event shirt and hat if registerred by 4th Feb 2022

NOTE: All other items including fuel, maintenance and additional meals are to be covered by the participants.

What sort of breaks do we have?

We will generally have a rest/fuel stop roughly every two hours. If you are riding adventure be prepared with some snacks/water as breaks may be by the side of the road in remote locations.

What about fuel stops?

For the Road route, plan to fill up at each break or when needed at the predetermined fuel stops.

For the Adventure route, plan to carry some fuel in a bladder or similar if your bike cannot travel for further than 300km without a refill, as there will be some sections that you may require this distance. Remember, you will not get the fuel consumption you would typically get on the road when travelling on dirt or gravel.

Do I need to book my own accommodation?

Camp Quality will source and book quality accommodation for the event so we can all stay together. Accommodation bookings are based on twin share with fellow participants of the same sex unless in a couple. The cost of accommodation for the event is covered by the $250 registration fee. 

If you would like a single room, please advise the team and there will be an additional cost of $160 ($80 per night).

What about my luggage?

Our wonderful support crew will be driving a car and towing a van, where all luggage will be stored and transported to your accommodation. Please note, there is minimal space so please only pack the necessities.

How do I know where to go?

There is a pre-determined route for each day for both Road and Adventure rides. Each morning we will have a compulsory rider briefing to explain the events, distances and timing of each day.

We also have experienced riders leading the groups, and riding as “sweep” riders. We don’t leave anyone behind!

In previous years we have used the corner man system and will do so again in 2022.

On the Adventure ride we intend to create GPX files that can be downloaded and used in HEMA maps. If this is the case, you simply follow the line on Hema maps. There will be more information on this as we get closer to the ride.

What are the safety requirements?

All riders will be required to wear appropriate safety gear as per below:

  • Australian compliant full-face helmet. An open face helmet is not accepted
  • Leather or textile motorcycle jacket with soft armour inserts (elbow, shoulder & back)
  • Leather or textile motorcycle pants or jeans with kevlar
  • Leather or textile motorcycle gloves; no fingerless gloves
  • Motorcycle boots. If you are riding the Adventure routes, have adventure style boots as you will possibly stand up for extended periods on the dirt sections. Adventure boots must have good shin and ankle protection with support.
  • Adventure riders should also carry a backpack with water and some snacks 


Our number-one priority is safety. Speed limits must be adhered to in all instances. Concentration and vigilance on the road are paramount as individual safety is group safety.

There are some sections on the dirt roads where we will be limiting speeds and will travel in small groups due to the nature of the roads and oncoming traffic. There will. however, be some fantastic long and winding roads where we will have a bit more freedom, but again staying within speed limits and your riding capabilities. This is a ride, not a race. 

You will be required to pass a breath test before commencing the ride each day. Subsequent failure to read under .05 BAC for Open licence and ZERO for Provisional licence holders (under NSW Law) in this test will result in the rider being withdrawn from the event. So please - have fun but know your limits and stay in control.

What happens if my motorbike breaks down?

We will have a trailer at the rear of the group that can carry motorbikes to the nearest mechanic. We recommend that you have your own roadside assist insurance such as NRMA in case emergency mechanical assistance is required. The cost of the repair will be at your own expense.

How do I fundraise?

We provide a sponsor booklet that gives you options for different types of sponsorships you can get from your network. Any sponsorship dollars you receive goes towards your overall fundraising goal. On top of sponsorship, there are lots of ways you can ask family and friends to support you in raising funds for the Camp Quality kids. We have had riders individually raise over $10,000 each year in the past.

The Camp Quality fundraising team is here to support you through all your fundraising efforts. We can provide you with loads of information on how to maximise your online fundraising page, as this is such an easy and efficient way to smash your target. We also have plenty of hints, tips and ideas within our fundraising tool kit.

If you need any other help, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us at motocyc4kids@campquality.org.au.

Can I partner up with other people to fundraise?

Yes, you absolutely can. You can partner up with others doing the ride and fundraise together to be part of a wider team. Please note though, there is still a minimum to fundraise of $1,500 per rider and $500 per pillion. However, we hope you will continue fundraising to a greater amount to help support Camp Quality.

Are we covered under Camp Quality’s Public Liability Insurance?

No. You need your own Compulsory Third Party Insurance. As part of our Risk Assessment and Safety Requirements for Motocyc, in addition to Compulsory Third Party Insurance (CTP), all Motocyc motorbikes must be covered by either Third Party Property Damage OR Comprehensive Vehicle Insurance. The insurance policy must be valid for any vehicle to be able to participate in ANY Camp Quality-organised events.

Do we get to see any Camp Quality programs while on Motocyc?

As part of Motocyc, we attempt to visit schools along the way to watch firsthand the Camp Quality Primary School Cancer Education Program. Starring the Camp Quality Puppets, this important program stops bullying and helps children assimilate back into school following cancer treatment. It also dispels myths associated with cancer (such as you can't catch cancer), and helps educate children impacted by a sibling’s or parent’s cancer.  

Note: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this may change and not be possible.  

What is the minimum fundraising target per participant?

For Riders, the minimum fundraising amount required is $1,500.

For Pillions, the minimum fundraising amount required is $500.

For Support Crew, there is no minimum fundraising requirement, however we encourage all participants to join in on fundraising activities. 


CONTACT US

If you need any further information or guidance, please contact:

Newcastle Camp Quality