Peaks Challenge Falls Creek

Training & Preparation

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

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Upcoming rides...

Saturday 21 September | Mt Pleasant - double (VIC) - 70km
Start time

8:15am rollout (please arrive 10 minutes early for briefing)

Ride leader

Erin & Katie (Peaks Challenge ambassadors)

Meet up spot

LLCC/Pedla HQ – 44 Sackville St in Collingwood

Route

70km / 1300m elevation – View route

Pace

22 – 25km/h (11 – 12 hour pace)

Notes

This ride is a perfect start for anyone keen to test their climbing legs or find some training buddies in the lead up to Peaks Challenge.

Riders can tackle climbs at their own pace, with regroup points at Bonds Rd, the end of Mt P and then again at the top of Pony Club on the way back.

Riders should be comfortable sharing the road with other riders and vehicles. Please bring your own spares/tools for fixing flats.

Please note, this is a free training ride but registration is essential to ensure ride leaders are aware of expected numbers.

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Saturday 19 October | Zoo Chowder (NSW) - 60km
Start time

6:30am rollout (please arrive 15 minutes early for briefing)

Ride leader

Sheyleigh & Jason (Peaks Challenge ambassadors)

Meet up spot

Avenue Road Café, Mosman

Route

60km / 1,145m elevation – View route

Pace

22 – 25km/h (11 – 12 hour pace)

Notes

This ride is a perfect start for anyone keen to get training on some climbs on a consistent basis in the lead up to Peaks Challenge. This introductory training ride will help you gauge where you’re currently at in terms of pacing.

Riders can tackle climbs at their own pace, with regroup points after significant climbs where the group will come back together as a bunch till the next climb. 

Riders should be comfortable sharing the road with other riders and vehicles. Please bring your own spares/tools for fixing flats, nutrition and sunscreen is a must. If you are unable to complete the training ride please have Plan B (friend or family member to come and collect you). 

Please note, this is a free training ride but registration is essential to ensure ride leaders are aware of expected numbers.

Save the date – registrations will open approx 2 weeks before the ride.

Sunday 20 October | Wildwood (VIC) - 63km
Start time

6:30am rollout (please arrive 10 minutes early for briefing)

Ride leader

Richard Cross

Meet up spot

Corner of Matthews Ave and Keilor Road, Niddrie

Route

63km / 651m elevation – View route

Pace

22 – 25km/h (11 – 12 hour pace)

Notes

Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the start time to ensure you are ready for the pre-ride briefing and departure. Riders should be comfortable sharing the road with other riders and vehicles. Please bring your own spares/tools for fixing flats.

Pleas note, this is a free training ride but registration is essential to ensure ride leaders are aware of expected numbers.

Save the date – registrations will open approx 2 weeks before the ride.

Saturday 2 November | Akuna Matata (NSW) - 80km
Start time

6:00am rollout (please arrive 15 minutes early for briefing)

Ride leader

Sheyleigh & Jason (Peaks Challenge ambassadors)

Meet up spot

Avenue Road Café, Mosman

Route

80km / 1,324m elevation – View route

Pace

22 – 25km/h (11 – 12 hour pace)

Notes

This ride is perfect for anyone keen to get training on some climbs on a consistent basis in the lead up to Peaks Challenge.

Riders can tackle climbs at their own pace, with regroup points after significant climbs where the group will come back together as a bunch till the next climb. 

Riders should be comfortable sharing the road with other riders and vehicles. Please bring your own spares/tools for fixing flats, nutrition and sunscreen is a must. If you are unable to complete the training ride please have Plan B (friend or family member to come and collect you). 

Please note, this is a free training ride but registration is essential to ensure ride leaders are aware of expected numbers.

Save the date – registrations will open approx 2 weeks before the ride.

Saturday 16 November | No Sleep Til' (NSW) - 100km
Start time

6:00am rollout (please arrive 15 minutes early for briefing)

Ride leader

Sheyleigh & Jason (Peaks Challenge ambassadors)

Meet up spot

Avenue Road Café, Mosman

Route

100km / 1,643m elevation – View route

Pace

22 – 25km/h (11 – 12 hour pace)

Notes

This ride is perfect for anyone keen to get training on some climbs on a consistent basis in the lead up to Peaks Challenge.

Riders can tackle climbs at their own pace, with regroup points after significant climbs where the group will come back together as a bunch till the next climb. 

Riders should be comfortable sharing the road with other riders and vehicles. Please bring your own spares/tools for fixing flats, nutrition and sunscreen is a must. If you are unable to complete the training ride please have Plan B (friend or family member to come and collect you). 

Please note, this is a free training ride but registration is essential to ensure ride leaders are aware of expected numbers.

Save the date – registrations will open approx 2 weeks before the ride.

Saturday 30 November | West Side Story (NSW) - 120km
Start time

5:30am rollout (please arrive 15 minutes early for briefing)

Ride leader

Sheyleigh & Jason (Peaks Challenge ambassadors)

Meet up spot

Avenue Road Café, Mosman

Route

120km / 1,952m elevation – View route

Pace

22 – 25km/h (11 – 12 hour pace)

Notes

This ride is perfect for anyone keen to get training on some climbs on a consistent basis in the lead up to Peaks Challenge.

Riders can tackle climbs at their own pace, with regroup points after significant climbs where the group will come back together as a bunch till the next climb. 

Riders should be comfortable sharing the road with other riders and vehicles. Please bring your own spares/tools for fixing flats, nutrition and sunscreen is a must. If you are unable to complete the training ride please have Plan B (friend or family member to come and collect you). 

Please note, this is a free training ride but registration is essential to ensure ride leaders are aware of expected numbers.

Save the date – registrations will open approx 2 weeks before the ride.

Saturday 14 December | Peak-A-Boo (NSW) - 140km
Start time

5:30am rollout (please arrive 15 minutes early for briefing)

Ride leader

Sheyleigh & Jason (Peaks Challenge ambassadors)

Meet up spot

Avenue Road Café, Mosman

Route

140km / 2,531m elevation – View route

Pace

22 – 25km/h (11 – 12 hour pace)

Notes

This ride is perfect for anyone keen to get training on some climbs on a consistent basis in the lead up to Peaks Challenge.

Riders can tackle climbs at their own pace, with regroup points after significant climbs where the group will come back together as a bunch till the next climb. 

Riders should be comfortable sharing the road with other riders and vehicles. Please bring your own spares/tools for fixing flats, nutrition and sunscreen is a must. If you are unable to complete the training ride please have Plan B (friend or family member to come and collect you). 

Please note, this is a free training ride but registration is essential to ensure ride leaders are aware of expected numbers.

Save the date – registrations will open approx 2 weeks before the ride.

Saturday 4 January | Gorgeous Gorges (NSW) - 160km
Start time

5:00am rollout (please arrive 15 minutes early for briefing)

Ride leader

Sheyleigh & Jason (Peaks Challenge ambassadors)

Meet up spot

Avenue Road Café, Mosman

Route

160km / 2,727m elevation – View route

Pace

22 – 25km/h (11 – 12 hour pace)

Notes

This ride is perfect for anyone keen to get training on some climbs on a consistent basis in the lead up to Peaks Challenge.

Riders can tackle climbs at their own pace, with regroup points after significant climbs where the group will come back together as a bunch till the next climb. 

Riders should be comfortable sharing the road with other riders and vehicles. Please bring your own spares/tools for fixing flats, nutrition and sunscreen is a must. If you are unable to complete the training ride please have Plan B (friend or family member to come and collect you). 

Please note, this is a free training ride but registration is essential to ensure ride leaders are aware of expected numbers.

Save the date – registrations will open approx 2 weeks before the ride.

Saturday 18 January | Too Much Wisdom (NSW) - 180km
Start time

4:45am rollout (please arrive 15 minutes early for briefing)

Ride leader

Sheyleigh & Jason (Peaks Challenge ambassadors)

Meet up spot

Avenue Road Café, Mosman

Route

180km / 2,957m elevation – View route

Pace

22 – 25km/h (11 – 12 hour pace)

Notes

This ride is perfect for anyone keen to get training on some climbs on a consistent basis in the lead up to Peaks Challenge.

Riders can tackle climbs at their own pace, with regroup points after significant climbs where the group will come back together as a bunch till the next climb. 

Riders should be comfortable sharing the road with other riders and vehicles. Please bring your own spares/tools for fixing flats, nutrition and sunscreen is a must. If you are unable to complete the training ride please have Plan B (friend or family member to come and collect you). 

Please note, this is a free training ride but registration is essential to ensure ride leaders are aware of expected numbers.

Save the date – registrations will open approx 2 weeks before the ride.

Saturday 15 February | Hellavation (NSW) - 200km
Start time

4:30am rollout (please arrive 15 minutes early for briefing)

Ride leader

Sheyleigh & Jason (Peaks Challenge ambassadors)

Meet up spot

Avenue Road Café, Mosman

Route

200km / 3,338m elevation – View route

Pace

22 – 25km/h (11 – 12 hour pace)

Notes

This ride is perfect for anyone keen to get training on some climbs on a consistent basis in the lead up to Peaks Challenge.

Riders can tackle climbs at their own pace, with regroup points after significant climbs where the group will come back together as a bunch till the next climb. 

Riders should be comfortable sharing the road with other riders and vehicles. Please bring your own spares/tools for fixing flats, nutrition and sunscreen is a must. If you are unable to complete the training ride please have Plan B (friend or family member to come and collect you). 

Please note, this is a free training ride but registration is essential to ensure ride leaders are aware of expected numbers.

Save the date – registrations will open approx 2 weeks before the ride.

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 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
Women’s specific training rides

When – January and February 2020 (TBC)
Where – The Basin, Victoria

Cheese and wine night

A free cheese and wine social night, featuring the Team Bicycle Network female wave leaders who will be sharing their stories and tips for the ride.

When – Wednesday 23 October 2019
Where – Bicycle Network HQ – 4/246 Bourke St, Melbourne

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.

When – Monday 24 February 2020
Where – Bicycle Network HQ – 4/246 Bourke St, Melbourne

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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 winnersbars.com 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.

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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 goal – whether that’s completing your first Peaks Challenge or going faster than before.

Stay tuned, the refreshed training programs will drop in late October.

Stephen will 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

Peaks Challenge Falls Creek early bird entries now open!

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