Newcrest Orange Challenge
Newcrest Orange Challenge 2020
In response to the rapidly evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic we've made the difficult call to postpone Newcrest Orange Challenge 2020. While we sadly won’t be running the event this year, all tickets will automatically roll over to next years ride on Sunday 21 March 2021! We’d love to see you all there and greatly appreciate your understanding and commitment to supporting this bike ride and the wonderful community behind it.
If you are unable to make the 2021 event and would prefer to refund your ticket, please give our rider services team a on 1800 639 634 before Friday 17 April. Thanks for your patience and understanding during these challenging times.
Distance: 70km | Elevation: 770m
Ride starts: 7:00am, Robertson Park, Orange
The 70km ride will see you tackle 770 metres of climbing. You’ll descend from the heights of Orange at over 900m, to the lowest point of 300m as you finish in Canowindra.
But don’t be mistaken, there are still plenty of rollers, long false flats and short sharp climbs, requiring a good level of fitness.
There will be a cut-off point just past half way, but with the right preparation anyone can take on this amazing challenge.
Your entry includes transport back to the Orange finish site where you can kick back, relax and soak up the atmosphere with a complimentary beer and sausage.Strava route
Distance: 100km | Elevation: 1430m
Ride starts: 9:45am, Canowindra Showgrounds, Orange
Starting in Canowindra, you’ll tackle 1430m of climbing through the beautiful Orange region.
Enjoy the quiet country roads and virtually traffic free route, but don’t be deceived. You’ll still be tackling uneven road surfaces, long false flats and short sharp climbs that will put all of your training to the test.
Entry includes bus transport for you and your bike from Orange to the start line in Canowindra before you can ride back to Orange, kick back, relax and soak up the finish site atmosphere with a complimentary beer and sausage.
*Please note that due to road closures and parking restrictions at Canowindra, participants are required to use the event transport included in their entry. See the event ride guide for more information about transport to Canowindra.Strava route
Distance: 170km | Elevation: 2,200m
Departing: 7:00am, Robertson Park, Orange
Starting and finishing in Orange, a 170km loop through NSW’s Central West Tablelands awaits you. However, this route is no simple cycle. With no short cuts, never ending hills, uneven roads and sharp climbs totaling 2,200 metres of elevation, you will be put to the test.
There will be cut-off points along the route, so you’ll need to keep an average pace of 19km/h to complete the ride.
It’s all worth it though, the virtually traffic-free route will have you fooled into believing that you’re riding your own European cycling adventure. A complimentary beer and sausage will be waiting for you at the finish site!Strava route