Bicycle Network: Newcastle Challenge
Route support (SAG wagon, rest areas, marshals, medical support)
We will provide comprehensive on-route support, with clear signage, rest areas placed at appropriate locations along the route (generally between 25-35km intervals), mechanical support provided by BIKEWORX, first aid, course marshals and coordination from our control centre.
Lunch, Snacks, Water
All participants will be supplied with a lunch mid-way through the ride as well as additional snacks and electrolyte drinks from our sponsor Hydralyte at rest areas.
Early bird jersey
Enter before 15 November early bird cut off and receive an official ride jersey valued at $110, included in your entry fee.
Gear bag taken to the finish site
So that you can focus on the riding. we will transport a carry-on sized gear bag to the finish that you can pack with a change of clothes and other items that you would want to assist in your recovery.
Our valet service will allow you to have spares and nutrition dropped at the halfway point of the ride. When you get there you can take what you need, add things that you no longer wish to carry, and then we will transport the valet satchel to the finish for your collection.
Rider event kit postage
Everything you need for your Newcastle Challenge will be delivered to your door. Including your jersey (if applicable), ride guide, ride information, valet envelope and sponsor and community group information.
In addition to these inclusions there will be a range of add-ons and ways to get you and your bike to the start and from the finish, and for your friends and family occupied in Newcastle before they meet you at the finish to celebrate your achievement.
|Early bird (before 15 Nov)||Standard (after 15 Nov)|
|Opens to Members||Monday 30 September 2013|
|Opens to public||Monday 7 October 2013|
|Opens to Volunteers||Monday 7 October 2013|
|Early bird closing||Friday 15 November 2013|
|Online entries close||Friday 15 November 2013 due to rider cap|
Getting to and from
Gosford Start Site
Parking will be limited in and around Garnet Adcock Memorial Park. We are working with community groups to arrange parking, more details will follow when available.
Trains run to Gosford from Sydney and up the coast. Please see the Sydney Trains Website for more information.
Newcastle Finish Site
There will not be any event parking at Nobbys Foreshore Reserve. Street parking will be available in the surrounding areas.
Trains run from Newcastle to Sydney and Gosford. Please see the Sydney Trains Website for more information.
Terms and Conditions
Please read the terms and conditions of entry before purchasing your ticket for the Newcastle Challenge.