Peaks Challenge Falls Creek

Training & Preparation

2021 Training Camp

Join the ultimate Peaks Challenge training camp and spend a weekend with Peaks specialists Stephen Lane and Alison McCormack as they help you get event ready and achieve your goals on the bike.

This is training at it's best. This is your time. This is Peaks Challenge. 

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Formulated by HPTEK

Training Programs

Our 16-week 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 in November!

Stephen will also share regular videos to run through the upcoming elements of the training programs and give you a better understanding of what is needed to achieve your goal.

Stay tuned for upcoming Facebook Live streams where you can ask any questions about your training.

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.

Don’t forget 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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Virtual rides

This year has not been easy to get consistent climbs in the legs IRL. So as restrictions ease, Team Bicycle Network will be leading a series of virtual training rides on Zwift to help keep your training on track. Plus, it’s a great time to chat Peaks with the riders who know the route better than most.

Saturday 26 September | Watopia: Mountain Route - 30.7km
Start time

8:00am

Ride leader

Josh McLellan (9 hour wave leader)

Estimated ride time

60–90mins

Route

30.7km / 680m elevation – Route details

Average W/KG

2.5–3w/kg (3–3.5w/kg on climbs) – Learn more

The ‘keep everyone together’ function will be on – so as long as you keep pedalling, you’ll stay with the group.

Notes

To join the ride:

  1. Follow the ride leader on Zwift
  2. Register below to hear when new meet-ups are created
  3. Stay tuned for a meet-up invite in your Zwift companion app from approx. 7 days before the scheduled ride
  4. Accept the invite and we’ll see you there!

Please note, Zwift meet ups are capped at 100 riders. Be sure to register on the waiting list below and we’ll let you know when new rides are released.

If you miss out on an invite, you can still find the group out on route at the scheduled start time and follow along with the ride.

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Sunday 27 September | Women's Community ride #3 - 47.5km (RIDE AT CAPACITY)
Start time

8:00am

Ride leader

Michelle Hyde (Shel.Bee) (12 hour wave leader)

Estimated ride time

N/A

Route

47.5km / 973m elevation

Average W/KG

The ‘keep everyone together’ function will be on – so as long as you keep pedalling, you’ll stay with the group.

Notes

To join the ride:

  1. Follow the ride leader on Zwift (Shel.Bee) – She will send you an invitation to the ride
  2. Accept the invite and join us at 8am on Sunday 13th September
  3. Join us on Discord on the day to ask any questions during the ride: https://discord.gg/QX7szyq
  4. Register below to hear when new meet-ups are created

Please note, Zwift meet ups are capped at 100 riders. Be sure to register on the waiting list below and we’ll let you know when new rides are released.

If you miss out on an invite, you can still find the group out on route at the scheduled start time and follow along with the ride.

This training ride has reached capacity please register below to hear when we are running our next ride.

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Towards 50/50

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 2020 only 10% of riders were female and we’d like to change that. In the lead up to Peaks Challenge 2021 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 (online)

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

The night will be based around any riders that are doing their first ever Peaks ride. Our female wave leaders will present on key points around training, preparation and navigating around the barriers of COVID-19. Please note, this is a free event but registration is essential so we are aware of expected numbers.

When: 5:00pm | Tuesday 29 September 2020
Where: Webinar – Registration will open closer to the date

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Blog

Riding out of COVID

With the uncertainty of COVID-19 meaning less time on the bike and wavering motivation, here are Stephen Lane's tips to get your training back on track.

Are you ready to tackle Peaks Challenge?

Not sure if you're ready to tackle Peaks Challenge? We chatted to 12 hour wave leader Crossy about his motivation and what keeps him coming back for more.

Peaks Challenge X Tour de France

Peaks Challenge Falls Creek has long been regarded as one of the hardest rides in Australia but how does it stack up against a mountain stage of the Tour de France?

12 things to know when signing up

Everyone has a different motivation to join Peaks Challenge, but here's 12 things you should know when you're signing up.

Building your base fitness

Our 16-week training plans kick off in November, but there’s plenty you can do from early spring to start building a solid base fitness on the bike.

Nutrition tips

A Peaks Challenge ride is gruelling – you need to keep yourself fuelled to tackle the climbs and power through the kilometres.

Special thanks to Winners

Event nutrition

Winners - Nutrition Pack 2021
Peaks Challenge Nutrition Pack – Save 42%

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 winnersbars.com for all riders participating in Peaks Challenge 2021.

Use coupon code: Peaks2021

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.

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