Newcrest Orange Challenge
Explore the spectacular terrain and quiet country roads
Distance: 70km | Elevation: 770m
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.
Distance: 100km | Elevation: 1430m
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 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.
Please note that due to road closures and parking restrictions at Canowindra, riders are required to use the event transport included in their entry.
Distance: 170km | Elevation: 2,200m
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 one-day classic.