The Ride

The inaugural Lilyroo Ride is a 1156km 7-day charity bicycle tour from Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Adelaide to the Royal Women’s Hospital, Melbourne. The tour will take place from Sunday 5th April 2015 to Saturday 11th April 2015 and raise much needed funds for the Royal Women’s Hospital NISC unit.

The Route

The ride will navigate the coastline along the south of Australia between Adelaide and Melbourne travelling through McLaren Vale, Coorong National Park, the Great Ocean Road and Mornington Peninsula.

The Lilyroo Ride

The Lilyroo Ride

Full Details of each day of the Lilyroo Ride can be found here:

Day 1: Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Adelaide to Strathalbyn…(route profile)

Day 2: Strathalbyn to Kingston SE…(route profile)

Day 3: Kingston SE to Mount Gambier…(route profile)

Day 4: Mount Gambier to Warrnambool…(route profile)

Day 5: Warrnambool to Apollo Bay…(route profile)

Day 6: Apollo Bay to Sorrento…(route profile)

Day 7: Sorrento to Royal Women’s Hospital, Melbourne…(route profile)


  1. Celebrate the life of Lily Mary Lockyer and create a positive legacy.
  2. Raise in excess of $200,000 in donations from the 30 riders, Sponsors and the Public for the Lilyroo Fund for the Royal Women’s Hospital Newborn Intensive and Special Care (NISC) unit.
  3. Educate the community about the activities and personnel of the NISC unit of the Royal Women’s Hospital (based in Melbourne, Australia), primarily as they relate to issues surrounding premature childbirth.
  4. Create a platform for an annual sport-based fundraising event for the Lilyroo Fund with staying power to continue over time.