FAQS

Event Info

How do I register for the MACA Cancer 200 Ride for Research? 

Registering is easy. Click HERE , fill out the form, pay the registration fee and we will be in touch to get you on your fundraising journey.

How much does it cost to register?

Registration is a flat fee of $60.

What is included in my registration?

By registering for the 2021 ride you gain entry to the event, a fundraising page, an event guide and tips on fundraising. You will also be happier knowing that your helping Researchers at the Perkins make breakthroughs.

When is the ride?

The 2021 MACA Cancer 200 will be held on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th October.

How far is the ride?

Your ride is a total of 200kms, or approximately 100kms each day on your Ride weekend. More information on the route will be revealed closer to the date of the Ride.  

Where do we sleep?

To get the most out of the whole experience and really absorb the emotion and fun of the weekend, we encrouage all riders to camp in Mandurah on the evening.

We provide 1 tent per person (but you can share), hot showers, toilets, amazing catering and there's a bar, the "HANDLEBAR" to be exact. We organise transport for all your camping equipment and personal belongings. It is best experience and the best way to get the most out of all of your hard work and effort.

We do understand, however, that camping is not possible for everyone and there are many nearby accommodation options. If you do decide to sleep off site, you are more than welcome to leave your bike in the secure facilities at Hall Park overnight.

Is there support along the ride route?

Yes! Traffic management, food and drink stops, toilets, bike mechanics, cheering stations and first aid are all provided along the route free of charge to help get you to the finish line safely and with a smile!

We have dedicated teams making sure you are well looked after across the whole weekend.

What about my bike?

Your bike will be looked after when you are not pushing the pedals.

Drop it off in our secure parking to speed up your Ride takeoff.

We do recommend checking that your ride is up to speed before you head out – 200kms is tough, but it’s much tougher with a flat tyre! Don’t forget your pump and spare inner tube just in case.

Will there be a challenge route?

Yes! Like 2019, there will be a challenge route for the super keen cyclists. It will be hilly and it will be hard but that's why it is there, right?

Stay tuned we will be announcing the challenge route soon.

What if I get injured?

We hope you don’t, but accidents do happen. For emergencies call 000.

For other incidents please contact our dedicated team and Ride Control 0488 773 822

The Perkins is not liable for personal injuries sustained whilst participating in the event.

How old do I have to be to participate?

You have to be 16 years of age or over on the 16th October 2021.

How does the fundraising wrist band work?

1. Wear

Accept Cashless Donations anywhere, any time.

2. Scan/Tap

Simply scan or tap the QR Code on the wristband and your supporter will
be directed to your Ride fundraising page.

3. Donate

Donate any amount with Apple Pay, Google Pay,PayPal or Credit Card.

Want to talk to the Perkins team?

If you’ve got questions we haven’t answered here, call the team on 08 6151 0700 or email ride@perkins.org.au

Training

200km is a long way. Will I be able to ride that far?

The Ride is not a race. You are encouraged to take it at your own pace as people of all abilities and fitness levels take part.

Rest stops and some cheering from our volunteers and your family will get you over the line.

A little training and preparation and you can do it!

I’ve never ridden that far. Should I train?

We encourage you to train for the MACA Cancer 200 because it’s a tough distance – but you’re tougher. Why not boost your fitness!
Read our training page with tips and guides to help you go from couch to cycle legend here.

Record your KM

How do I log my kilometres on my fundraising page with my device or manually?

Download our " How to log your kms guide" here.

Your profile page includes your personal distance tally so you can track your distance towards your target. This is a great way to keep your friends updated on your workouts!


If you track your workouts with Fitbit, MapMyFitness or Strava your distances will automatically add to your tally.

Follow these steps to track your KMs automatically:


1. Download the Fitbit, Strava or MapMyFitness app and set up your account

2. Log in to your MACA Cancer 200 account.

3. Under the heading ‘Connect your preferred Fitness app’, click your chosen app.

4. Follow the prompts to connect your account

5. When you next work out, select ‘start your workout’ in the app on your phone. Once you end your workout, save your workout and your distance will be published to the tally on your page the following day.

If you have synced your app already but it is not working, please log in and re-connect it.
When using Fitbit, you must ‘start’ an activity and save it. Your daily steps will not automatically add to your page. If you are having issues, try syncing through BOTH your Fitbit and the Fitbit app on your smartphone.


When using MapMyFitness, you must ‘start’ your workout, ‘stop’ your workout and then ‘SAVE’ your workout.


Your tally will be updated each day with the previous day’s distances.


Remember, you can manually add your kilometres to the tally in your My Fitness Activity tab of your profile after registering. This is a great option if you’re using a pedometer or a different method of tracking your distances.

Follow these steps to manually add your KMs:


1. Log in to your account and select ‘My Fitness Activity’

2. Under ‘Add activity’, enter the date and distance

3. The number of kms will now appear on your fundraising page!

What is the MACA Cancer 200 Strava Club?

You can join other riders on the MACA Cancer 200 Strava Club, see here.

Get social and check out what other riders are doing. Look up your statistics on leader boards, get inspiration for training rides or compare your ride against your friends.


To Find a Club.

  1. Hover over the 'Explore' tab at the top of the page and select 'Clubs' from the drop-down menu that appears.
  2. On the next page, you can search for MACA Cancer 200 Strava Club in Perth.
  3. Join by clicking the join button.

You will receive notifications in Strava from the club, but not other Club members unless you follow them.


Give kudos to your team mates on Strava or check out their ride pics.

Other

How can I support my rider on the ride?

We welcome family supporters and well-wishers. You can cheer riders on when they start or finish or arrange to meet them at a pitstop.

If you’re out and about, please set up safely on the roadside for cheering your loved one.

Rider safety is our chief concern. You cannot follow behind riders at slow pace and you must abide road rules.

It’s a tough ride but your enthusiasm and smiling faces will make all the difference to the participants.

How do I volunteer for the event?

Being a volunteer is an important role. Volunteers help behind the scenes, helping riders stay positive and keep the participants going with their cheerful support!
If you’d like to be a part of the MACA Cancer 200 ride, have a look at our Volunteers page here, or please email volunteer@perkins.org.au

The more the merrier, so get your friends and family involved!

Perkins

What is the Perkins?

The Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, commonly known as the Perkins, is the largest medical research institute in WA working on diseases that most affect our families including cancer, heart disease, diabetes and rare genetic diseases.

With over 400 researchers and trial staff located alongside three hospital campuses, the Perkins is uniquely positioned to fast track the development of new discoveries and treatments. Researchers at the Perkins are driven to find new ways of diagnosing and treating cancer – particularly those with poor prognosis. 

By collaborating with world-class doctors, researchers, scientists and clinicians, the Perkins can push discoveries at the laboratory bench top to the bedside with greater efficiency. Research at the Perkins has led to effective programs in disease prevention and has made a real impact on people’s lives in WA and beyond.

We are proudly West Australian and support research dollars staying within the state with 100% of your donations coming to the Perkins. 

Where do my donations go?

The Perkins owns and operates both events so all costs are kept to a minimum and are managed with a commitment to maximising research funding without compromising rider experience. All profits from the ride go directly back into supporting cancer researchers at the Perkins. Funds are untied which means that they can be allocated to the cancer lab with the greatest need. This is our preferred way of distributing donations as it provides flexibility and agility. With only one in ten research grants being successful due to the volume of submissions, untied funds are often life-lines for researchers.

Where is the Perkins?

The Perkins presently has three locations in Perth that equally support what we do – the first is our main facility located at the QEII Medical Centre in Nedlands.

The second facility is located adjacent to Fiona Stanley Hospital and we also have a centre at Royal Perth Hospital.

We are always keen to show our supporters around our Nedlands facility so you can experience what the Perkins is all about and equally see your donations at work. Please contact us if you would like to arrange a tour.

What other events do we run?

The Perkins runs events throughout the year. Our other fundraising challenge events include the Walk for Women’s Cancer .  

We also support fundraisers in the community who wish to design their own event to raise funds for research.

Additionally we conduct community Q&A sessions and seminars, morning tea's and labratory tours with the added experience of an Open Day every second year. You can find out more about our events at perkins.org.au