New Event Date – Sunday 12 September 2021

2020 was a tough year as we continue to deal with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many organisations such as ours were forced to shuffle their scheduled events to adapt to the constantly changing landscape.

This resulted in an unfortunate clash of dates between the Newcrest Orange Challenge and the 2020 L’Etape which recently postponed to the same weekend. Due to this conflict, Bicycle Network has changed the date of the 2021 Newcrest Orange Challenge to Sunday 12 September 2021. All registrations have been automatically rolled over to the new event.

We understand this may not suit everyone, therefore if you wish to obtain a refund, please contact the Bicycle Network team by email at If you have any questions, please feel free to call us on 1800 639 634.

We can’t wait to head back to Orange and we’re looking forward to seeing you there.

Route options

Choose your challenge

Newcrest Orange Challenge is a true Spring Classic. The 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 line.

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

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

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What’s included?

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Early bird jersey*
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Valet service
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Mechanical support
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Medical support
Nutrition & hyrdration
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Professional photography
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Road closures

$2000 prize pool!

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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Prologue in the Park

2019 Highlights

What to expect

A special thanks to our

Sponsors and partners

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