2015: Adelaide to Melbourne

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

The Team

Twenty riders rode from Adelaide to Melbourne supported by nine fantastic volunteers. Together they raised an incredible $127,793.
Meet the amazing people who made the 2015 Lilyroo Ride the success it was here.

The 2015 Lilyroo Ride Team

The 2015 Lilyroo Ride Team

The Route

The ride navigated 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 inaugural 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.