Thank you for your patience and understanding following the cancellation of the 2023 MS Gong Ride, due to severe weather and safety concerns.

We are disappointed that the event could not go ahead – but the safety of riders, volunteers and event workforce is our number one priority.


Why was the ride cancelled?

Our event team closely monitors weather as part of our pre-ride preparations. On Saturday, the course was in good shape and our rest stops and key event sites were built and ready to go.

Overnight, a total of 155mm of rain fell on Wollongong - significantly more than the 5 - 15mm forecast.

The volume of rainfall caused trains through the Royal National Park to be cancelled, roads were flooded and became impassable, and debris covered parts of the course.

The scale of the problem was only visible in our pre-dawn final set up, and riders were notified by SMS as soon as the cancellation decision was made.


Will the ride be rescheduled?

Planning and preparation for the MS Gong Ride is a 12 month process. Unfortunately, it will not be possible to reschedule this year's event.

Our preparations for the 2024 MS Gong Ride next November will begin immediately.


What happens to my entry fee?

We are pleased to offer two options:

  1. Convert your entry fee to a donation
  2. Request a refund of your entry fee

Converting your entry fee to a donation is another way you can make a real difference to people living with multiple sclerosis. Entry fees converted to a donation will count towards your fundraising tally.

Check your inbox for information on how to make your request by Tuesday 5 December 2023.

Fundraising is open until 5 December 2023. All funds raised will remain on your fundraising page - contributing to fundraising rewards, Hero status and the 2023 MS Gong Ride fundraising tally!

The MS Gong Ride is more than just Australia's most iconic community ride - at its heart, it is a fundraising event to change the lives of Australians living with multiple sclerosis.

Thank you for your amazing support this year - we look forward to seeing you on the road in 2024! If you have any questions, check out our FAQs or contact us at events@ms.org.au.