Peaks Challenge Falls Creek

Training & Preparation

Formulated by HPTEK

Training Programs

Our Peaks Challenge Falls Creek specific training programs are created by Dr. Stephen Lane from HPTek. Stephen is an 8 hour wave leader for Team Bicycle Network and is dedicated to helping you reach your goals – whether that’s completing your first Peaks Challenge or going faster than before.

Get ready to ride, training programs kick off on 18 November 2019.

Stephen will also share regular videos from November to run through the upcoming elements of the training programs and give you a better understanding of what is needed to achieve your goal. We’ll also host upcoming Facebook Live streams on our Facebook page so be sure to hit ‘going’ and keep up to date.

Training programs

Team Bicycle Network

Training rides

Dandenongs training ride for Peaks Challenge

Team Bicycle Network are not just your domestiques on event day. They put in time and effort during their training to help you keep your preparation on track. Regular training rides will be scheduled from November – March.

Be sure to join the Bicycle Network strava club so you’re the first to hear when new training ride dates are released.


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Women's Community

At Bicycle Network, we’re committed to getting more women riding and addressing the gender imbalance in bike riding. At Peaks Challenge 2019 only 10% of riders were female and we’d like to change that. In the lead up to Peaks Challenge 2020 we have tailored events and support for women who are keen to have a crack at the event but are not sure where to start, or women who are looking for like-minded riders.

Team Bicycle Network
Pre-event info session

Meet the Team Bicycle Networks female wave leaders, ask all your questions and meet other like-minded women that will be at the event.

We will have complimentry nutrition on the night supplied by Winners so you can stock up for the big day! Some healthy snacks and beverages will also be available on the night. Please note, this is a free event but registration is essential so we are aware of expected numbers.

When: 6:00pm | Monday 24 February 2020
Where: Bicycle Network HQ – 4/246 Bourke St, Melbourne

Total Rush women’s rides

We’re super stoked to have our friend’s at Total Rush leading some women’s only rides in the lead up to Peaks Challenge Falls Creek 2020.

They’ll be hosting some local rides around Melbourne for women who are thinking of having a crack at this year’s event, plus the team is also riding in March. It’s the perfect chance to find some riding buddies for event day!

Total Rush women's cycling team

Photo: @iamraycollins


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Special thanks to Winners

Event nutrition

Peaks Challenge Nutrition Pack – Save 40%

The Peaks Challenge Nutrition Pack contains a mix of products to help ensure you have the nutrition you need to train for the event and perform at your best. Winners Energy Bars are a great source of low GI carbohydrates, whilst the gels and chews give you the quick energy boost to maximise performance throughout every session.

Winners 10% discount offer

Winners are offering a 10% discount from for all riders participating in Peaks Challenge 2020.

Use coupon code: Peaks2020

Join the club

Bicycle Network’s Strava club has a whole host of like-minded athletes and regular training rides. Join the club and stay tuned for local training rides in the lead up to events near you.

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Your domestiques

Team Bicycle Network

At Peaks Challenge we don’t just provide you with food and water. We have a full team dedicated to setting the pace, rhythm and the attitude that’s required for a good day in the saddle.

You can expect lots of encouragement, support and help with pace setting from Team Bicycle Network.

Team Bicycle Network

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