About the ride

Challenge in the Tropics… unique cycling experience, stunning locations!

Challenge yourself while enjoying the best of tropical Far North Queensland.  From the beaches to the rainforests—join other like-minded teams and individuals searching for more than just a bike ride. 

For over 15 years Mater Smiling for Smiddy has delivered unique cycling experiences that go far beyond the bike, all while making a real and lasting impact for cancer research. 

It's a life-affirming experience, and we want you to be a part of it. 

Secure your place now pay later options available - 25% deposit then 3 equal monthly installments

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What's included


Accommodation while on tour (twin share 3 star+ hotel or resort stays)


All on tour meals and full on course catering to keep your energy level up!

Custom cycling kit

Bib knicks, Jerseys, Wind vest, Cycling gloves, Cycling cap, Sun arms, Water bottles


We will take care of daily laundry and all luggage transfers between locations.

Choose your challenge

Three Day Challenge

Saturday 30 April - Monday 2 May 2022

$1245.00 per person


Register before 22 December 2021 to save $100 and beat the price rise


 Minimum Fundraising commitment $3500

*Standard pricing $1345.00

Five Day Challenge

Thursday 28 April - Monday 2 May 2022

$1870.00 per person


Register before 22 December 2021 to save $125 and beat the price rise


Minimum Fundraising commitment $5000

*Standard pricing $1995.00

This is a full cycling tour experience.


Sold out. Express your interest in 2023.

What support will be available?

At Mater Smiling for Smiddy our aim is to ensure every person joining our events acheives their goals.  Whether that is fundraising or cycling goals you'll be supported along the journey.  The 'Smiddy Team'—Christian & Krista—are not only experienced cyclists but dedicated fundraisers.  We know the challenges involved, we started our Smiddy journeys just like you—as participants iin a Smiddy event.

We are here to help guide you through your Smiddy journey and help you to acheive your goals, but don't just take our word for it see what our Smiddy participants say.  

Rider Testimonials           Training Support

What to expect

It’s an experience that’s about more than just the finish line.

Our events are safe, fun and professionally run by a team of dedicated and experienced cycling event operators and passionate fundraisers.


You pedal and we do the rest.

As part of your registration fee, we take care of all your accommodation and meal requirements; we have experienced front, rear and mechanic support vehicle drivers supporting the peloton; experienced ride leaders within the group; UHF communications between support vehicles and ride leaders; a full catering crew; and daily laundry and luggage transfer.



Training and Fundraising Support

We're passionate cyclists committed to our cause of funding cancer research at Mater. We'll be there every step of the way to assist you with both the physical and fundraising preparations needed to take on Challenge on the Tropics.