It's no easy cycle
Our Aussie Classic
The Newcrest Orange Challenge is no easy cycle. There are no shortcuts. The quiet and virtually car-free country roads are punctuated with sharp, tough climbs, never ending hills and challenging road surfaces that will put all of your training to the test. But that won’t stop you from cracking a smile…
Bicycle Network will be by your side the entire way with full on-route support, including food and rest stops. We’ll take care of everything, so that all you have to do is ride and soak up the beautiful NSW countryside.
With a new event site in the heart of Orange and special family-friendly activities over the weekend, there’s something for everyone to enjoy, both on and off the bike.
“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
What you need to know
Early bird second release
Training and preparation
A hidden NSW cycling gem
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.Learn more
Look the goods
2019 event jersey
The 2019 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 for summer.
Check out our full range of 2019 merchandise including; bib knicks, sleeves, cap, gilet and socks to complete the look for your ride in March.Jersey sizing chart View merchandise
$2000 prize pool!
Prologue in the park
Fancy yourself at a little dash for cash on the Saturday before event day? New to 2019 is ‘Prologue in the park’ – 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 – $1000 cash! Safe to say, it’ll be your shout on Saturday night.
- Fastest female – $1000 cash
- Fastest male – $1000 cash
*Limited places available