Event Cancelled – Newcrest Orange Challenge 2021

It is with a very heavy heart that we let you know Newcrest Orange Challenge has been cancelled due to the coronavirus situation in New South Wales. Ongoing restrictions mean it will sadly not be possible to run a large public event this September in NSW.

The whole team at Bicycle Network are shattered to have to deliver this news, and we want to send our sincere gratitude to everyone involved for their support and understanding. The impact this cancellation will have on our riders, volunteers, team members and the local communities who host us is significant, and a tough pill to swallow. However, we appreciate we all must prioritise public health at this time.

In line with our COVID-19 refund policy, registered riders have been emailed the relevant details with refund options and next steps.

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 visitorange.com.au.

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
Post ride beverages
Post-ride beverage
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Professional photography
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Road closures

Look the goods

2021 event jersey

Taking inspiration from the classics of years gone by, the 2021 Newcrest Orange Challenge event jersey—courtesy of our good friends at HUB cycling—looks the goods, feels great and is a perfect addition to the cycling wardrobe.

Plus, be sure to check out our full range of 2021 merchandise including; bib knicks, sleeves, caps, gilets and socks when you enter. Orders shipped from 2 August 2021.

View full range

*Don’t forget to find your fit with the Men’s size chart and Women’s size chart before completing an entry.

$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

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