Peaks Challenge

One month to go

The final straight

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. Haven’t entered yet? Think it’s too late to get your training on track? The good news is it’s not. Believe in yourself and you can achieve anything, right?

With four weeks to go until the event it could be easy to throw in the towel and say “yeah, yeah I’ll do it next year”.

After all, everyone’s spent months and months training haven’t they? I couldn’t possibly catch up.

Sure, some people may have had the dream run of training themselves to be at their ‘Peak’, but the truth is, for most of us, life gets in the way.

Holidays, family commitments, work, sickness. Life. We’ve all had to balance life on the way to our ‘Peak’ fitness.

 What that means is, if you haven’t entered, and haven’t been training away on Zwift Matty Hayman style, don’t be disheartened.

Peaks Challenge Falls Creek Lanterne Rouge

“You can still become a #peaksfinisher”

Peaks finisher Danny Frawley

There are three more weekends between now and Peaks Challenge Falls Creek. That’s six days of hitting the hills. You don’t need to be spend all day slogging away. Just ride those hills. Top up that endurance that’s always been sitting there.

There’s also plenty of opportunity during the week to get those legs in motion. Find your local hill and get out for some repeats one morning. Or two mornings. Or just make it three.

And remember, Peaks Challenge isn’t a race. It’s a challenge. You have all day – well, 13 hours – to complete it. And you won’t be on your own.

Team Bicycle Network is there to support you throughout the day, we’ll be there riding and pacing and encouraging you to the finish. We’ll keep you fed and watered. We’ll be there if an unlikely mechanical happens. And if nothing else, you’ll get to hang out with me – the Lanterne Rouge.

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Training Programs

Our Peaks Challenge Falls Creek specific training programs are created by Dr. Stephen Lane from HPTek and 8 hour wave leader for Team Bicycle Network.

Nutrition tips

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

Pro cyclist takes on the peaks

Drapac Pats Veg cycling team racer Jesse Featonby talks about his experience of taking on the illustrious Peaks Challenge route.

Peaks Challenge 2019 early bird second release entries are now open


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