Newcrest Orange Challenge

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Getting there

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 all throughout Orange and the surrounding regions.

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. However, 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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Stay and explore

Whether you’re into sport, music, food and wine, action or adventure, you’ll find many exciting events for all ages, in amazing locations through regional New South Wales. To check out what’s on in the region, visit the websites below:

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Here are the answers to your most common questions.

If your question isn’t in the list, please contact us via our website, on 1800 639 634 or via Facebook.

Before the ride

What does the entry price cover?

Every Newcrest Orange Challenge entry receives:

  • Full en-route support including
    • Medical support
    • Mechanical support
    • Traffic management
    • SAG wagon
    • Motorcycle marshalls
    • Plenty of food – lunch and snack stops along the route
  • Monthly e-news
  • Access to event-day valet service
  • Access to Newcrest Orange Challenge Festival for friends and family
Is there a cyclist briefing?

Yes, there will be a briefing for all cyclists on Saturday 3 March. We recommend all riders attend this briefing to hear any final event information and updates.

There is an additional short briefing at the Start Line prior to the ride commencing on Sunday 4 March 2018.

On event

What support is provided on route?

Our Comprehensive Route Support is there for you from start to finish. All rest stops will have water, first aid, mechanical support, nutrition and toilets available.

70 km ride option

  • Cargo
  • Canowindra (Lunch)

100 km ride option

  • Belubula Way
  • Mandurama (Lunch stop)
  • Forrest Reefs

170 km ride option

  • Cargo
  • Canowinda (Super rest stop)
  • Belubula Way
  • Mandurama (Lunch stop)
  • Forrest Reefs

During the ride there will be food available for you at the rest areas on course, as well as lunch provided. A more detailed breakdown of the food will be available closer to the event date.

When does the time limit start?

Your time limit commences when you cross the start line.

Is there any specific equipment that I need?

The items you require and those we recommend you bring, are as follows:


  • Helmet
  • White front bike light
  • Red rear bike light
  • Nutritional supplies for Rider Valet Service
  • 2 x water bidons
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Tubes
  • Rain/wind jacket
  • Rider ID (Event wristband and bike tag, provided at registration)


  • Spare batteries for your bike lights
  • Shoes
  • Arm warmers
  • Gloves
  • Base layer of clothing
  • Fresh change of clothes for the Clothing Valet
  • Mobile phone
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Money

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.

Terms and conditions

Early bird entries close in three weeks!

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