Newcrest Orange Challenge

Event Info

Tourist Information

Stay and explore

Orange is a city in the Central West region of New South Wales, 254 kilometres west of Sydney. Located among rolling hills, beautiful vineyards and picturesque open plains, there are hidden gems the Orange region. Whether you’re into sport, music, food and wine or action and adventure, you’ll find plenty to do during your stay in Orange.

Accommodation
Black Sheep Inn accommodation

You’ll find a range of accommodation options in Orange and through the surrounding region.

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Bike riding in Orange

Extend your stay and make the most of your time in Orange with a range of activities and events on offer.

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Wine and food
Wine and food in Orange

Tackle the Newcrest Orange Challenge and then un-wine with some of the regions finest local produce.

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Ride guide

The Newcrest Orange Challenge ride guide has all the event information you will need.

With times and ride start procedure, details of on-route support, a what-to-bring checklist, maps and more, this has you covered.

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Newcrest Orange Challenge ride guide

Orange

Getting there

Travel by air

Qantas, Virgin Australia, Tiger Airways and Jetstar all fly direct to Sydney from various interstate locations.

You can also fly direct from Sydney to Orange Regional Airport, which is located 15km (15 minute drive) from the town centre. Rex offers 25 return flights each week. Please note, as a smaller carrier they have limited capacity for bikes. 

Travel by car

Sydney to Orange

Orange is 250 km west of Sydney, approximately a 4 hour drive.

Melbourne to Orange

Orange is 764 km from Melbourne, approximately an 8 hour drive.

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Women's Community

Bicycle Network’s Women’s Community helps encourage, empower and inspire more women to ride. This includes making sure our events like the Newcrest Orange Challenge are welcoming and supportive environments.

Our official women’s ambassador for the Newcrest Orange Challenge is Sheyleigh Walsh who will be leading training rides and social events, as well as riding on the day.

Team Bicycle Network wave leaders for the 170km ride have a 50/50 gender split and our five week training plans for the 70km, 100km and 170km rides are now available.

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Women's Community Bicycle Network

Wave leaders

The Newcrest Orange Challenge wave leaders will set the pace, rhythm and attitude that’s required to have a good day in the saddle. If you have a riding goal choose your pace and find these legends out on the road to help you stay on track.

Orange Challenge 2018 wave leader Dave Hansen

5 hour

Dave Hansen

Location

Millthorpe, NSW

Nickname

Hanso

Favourite Ride

Kinross State Forest

Orange Challenge 2018 wave leader Sarah Anne

6 hour

Sarah Anne Evans

Location

Manly, NSW

Nickname

SA

Favourite Ride

4 Gorges ride

Orange Challenge 2018 wave leader Steve martin

6 hour

Steve Martin

Location

Orange, NSW

Nickname

Steve

Favourite Ride

Pinnacle loop

Orange Challenge 2018 wave leader Julie-Ann

6 hour

Julie Anne

Location

Sydney, NSW

Nickname

JA

Favourite Ride

4 Gorges and Ettalong loop

Orange Challenge 2018 wave leader Sheyleigh Walsh

7 hour

Sheyleigh Walsh

Location

Sydney, NSW

Nickname

Shey

Favourite Ride

McCarr’s Creek/Akuna Bay/West Head

Orange Challenge 2018 wave leader Hamish Thomson

7 hour

Hamish Thomson

Location

Sydney, NSW

Nickname

Hamish

Favourite Ride

Akuna Bay loop

Orange Challenge 2018 wave leader Janet Martin

8 hour

Janet Martin

Location

Orange, NSW

Nickname

Janet

Favourite Ride

Ronde Van De Nob or Kinross Forest on the MTB

Orange Challenge 2018 wave leader Susan Bonar

8 hour

Susan Bonar

Location

Orange, NSW

Nickname

Frilly Lizzie

Favourite Ride

Pinnacle Loop

Orange Challenge 2018 wave leader Aidan Sugden

9 hour

Aidan Sugden

Location

Orange, NSW

Nickname

Suggo

Favourite Ride

The Pinnacle Loop

Terms and conditions

Our terms and conditions are designed to ensure all Newcrest Orange Challenge events run smoothly and safely. We recommend you read them prior to purchasing your entry.

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