Newcrest Orange Challenge 2020

Event update

In response to the rapidly evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic we've made the difficult call to postpone Newcrest Orange Challenge 2020. While we sadly won’t be running the event this year, all tickets will automatically roll over to next years ride on Sunday 21 March 2021! We’d love to see you all there and greatly appreciate your understanding and commitment to supporting this bike ride and the wonderful community behind it. 

If you are unable to make the 2021 event and would prefer to refund your ticket, please give our rider services team a on 1800 639 634 before Friday 17 April. Thanks for your patience and understanding during these challenging times.

Route options

Choose your challenge

Newcrest Orange Challenge is a true Aussie classic. Closed, car-free country roads are punctuated with pinchy climbs, rolling hills and challenging road surfaces that make the event no mean feat. Your efforts on the bike will be rewarded with sweeping views of the beautiful region. Not to mention the crisp beverage waiting for you at the finish.

170km ride option
100km ride option
70km ride option
Full on-route support

Bicycle Network will be by your side the entire way with full on-route support including; rest stops, nutrition & hydration, medical and mechanical. We’ll take care of everything, so all you have to do is ride.

“A demanding yet highly achievable route and the promise of sampling some of the country’s top drops? We couldn’t resist taking a better look.” Cyclist Magazine

A hidden NSW cycling gem

Discover Orange

Orange is a hidden gem, tucked between the rolling hills, beautiful vineyards, open roads and picturesque open plains of New South Wales’ Central West tablelands.

From getting there to extending your stay, we’ve got everything you need to know about Orange and the surrounding region. You can also check out visitorange.com.au.

It’s time for you to discover what you’ve been missing.

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Drought Fundraising

Buy a bale for our Aussie farmers!

When you live in the city, it’s easy to ignore that the farmers in Central West NSW are struggling through the worst drought in decades. We’re hoping to raise more than $10,000 to support the towns who have opened their doors to the Newcrest Orange Challenge. We’ll lead by example and kick it off by buying the first 100 bales.

What can you do?
  1. Sign up for the Newcrest Orange Challenge and stay for the weekend – eat, drink and buy local produce, injecting money into the local economy.
  2. Buy at least one bale of hay to support our farmers whether you’re riding in the event or not.
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$2000 prize pool!

Prologue in the park

Prologue in the Park

Fancy yourself at a little dash?

‘Prologue in the park’ is a short sprint course where riders tackle an individual time trial with a chance to take home bragging rights and a little extra pocket money – with $1000 cash up for grabs! 

Will you be taking home the chocolates in 2021?

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2019 Highlights

What to expect

A special thanks to our

Sponsors and partners

NSW govt Waratah logo
visitnsw.com.au logo
Newcrest Mining Logo
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