Peaks Challenge Falls Creek

Training & Preparation

Formulated by HPTEK

Training Programs

Our tailored 16-week training programs are created by Dr. Stephen Lane from HPTek and kick-off on Monday 22 November 2021. Mark the date in your calendar and start getting some climbs in the legs!

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.

tRAINING PROGRAMS
Mt Hotham climb - Peaks Challenge

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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Upcoming rides

Sat 4 Sep | Zwift meet-up - Watopia: Mountain 8 (virtual) | 32km
Start time

7:00am

Ride leader

Josh McLellan

Estimated ride time

60–90mins

Route

Mountain 8 (32km / 677m elevation) – Route details

Pace (average w/kg)
  • 3–4w/kg: Josh McLellan (9 hour pace)
  • 2.5–3w/kg: Justin Benson (11 hour pace)
  • 2.5w/kg: Richard Cross (12 hour pace)
  • 2–2.5w/kg: Ben Gove (Lanterne Rouge)
Notes

Ride leaders will provide a quick briefing at the start of the ride via the chat. Choose a pace, bunch up and stick with them.

Please ensure you complete a registration and follow the steps below so we can send you an invitation to the meet-up in Zwift.

  1. Register for the ride below (please include your Zwift username)
  2. Follow the ride leader ‘Josh McLellan (AHDR)‘ on Zwift
  3. Stay tuned for a meet-up invite via your Zwift companion app (approx. two days before the scheduled ride)
  4. Accept the invite and we’ll see you there!

Sat 25 Sep | Zwift meet-up - Watopia: Three Sisters (virtual) | 48km
Start time

7:00am

Ride leader

Josh McLellan

Estimated ride time

90–120mins

Route

Three Sisters (47.8km / 879m elevation) – Route details

Pace (average w/kg)
  • 3–4w/kg: Josh McLellan (9 hour pace)
  • 2.5–3w/kg: Justin Benson (11 hour pace)
  • 2.5w/kg: Richard Cross (12 hour pace)
  • 2–2.5w/kg: Ben Gove (Lanterne Rouge)
Notes

Ride leaders will provide a quick briefing at the start of the ride via the chat. Choose a pace, bunch up and stick with them.

Please ensure you follow all the steps below so we can send you an invitation to the meet-up in Zwift.

  1. Register for the ride below (please include your Zwift username as it appears in the companion app)
  2. Follow the ride leader ‘Josh McLellan (AHDR)‘ on Zwift
  3. Stay tuned for a meet-up invite via your Zwift companion app (approx. two days before the scheduled ride)
  4. Accept the invite and we’ll see you there!

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*Before registering for an outdoor training ride, please ensure you read and adhere to our training ride terms and conditions

4 Feb – 6 Feb 2022

Training camp

Join the ultimate training weekend from Friday 4 February – Sunday 6 February 2022 with hands on learning from our experienced wave leaders.

You’ll gain valuable tips and tricks, feel confident in your ability and lay the foundations to achieve your goals at Peaks Challenge 2022.

Spots are capped at 60 guests!

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Peaks Challenge 2021 - Training camp

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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. In the lead up to Peaks Challenge 2022 we will 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.

Pre-event info session (online)

Thinking of taking on Peaks Challenge Falls Creek?

Watch our latest video from Women’s Community info night where Team Bicycle Network’s female wave leaders talk about the ride and answer questions on how to prepare and what to expect as well as navigating around the barriers of COVID-19.

Subscribe below to stay stay up to date with what we have happening with our Women’s Community and Peaks Challenge! 

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Women's Community Facebook group

Join the Bicycle Network Women’s Community Facebook group to connect with a supportive group of link-minded women.

The group provides an environment where women can empower and inspire each other to get out on a bike and stay happy and healthy. Whether you're looking for some advice, someone to ride with or inspiration for achieving your goals.

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Blog

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.

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.

Descending with confidence

A group of riders from our Women's Community recently caught up for a good old fashion descending skills session. Check out the key takeaways for going downhill at Peaks.

Nutrition tips

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

Intro to training zones

Whether you are a first timer or a returning rider that wants achieve your goal time, following a structured training plan is a great way to ensure you are ticking all the boxes to achieve optimal fitness.

One month to go

We’re now on the final straight, charging towards Peaks Challenge Falls Creek – one of the most challenging rides of the year. It's not too late to gear up.

Special thanks to Winners

Event nutrition

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: Peaks2022

Special thanks to Prepd

Event hydration

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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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