Peaks Challenge Falls Creek

Training Camp

4 February – 6 February 2022

The ultimate training weekend

Staying in Bright, you’ll experience three jam-packed days of riding, nutritional support, key-note speakers and specialised recovery with our wave leaders from Friday 4 – Sunday 6 February 2022.

Sessions are divided into riders wanting to achieve a 11–13 hour finish and riders aiming for a sub 10 hour finish at Peaks Challenge.

In addition to on-route training, the camp will focus on nutrition, event day planning, riding tactics and recovery in the lead up to the event. Plus, to achieve our 50/50 mission we’ve designed women specific sessions to support our growing Women’s Community.

What’s Included?

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On-route Support
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Spots capped at 60 guests!

Itinerary highlights

Day 1 – Friday 4 February
12:00pm – 3:30pm: Training ride #1 – Mt Buffalo return
3:30pm – 5:00pm: Accommodation check-in
  • Big 4 Bright (Twin-share rooms)
5:30pm: Women’s Community Session #1
6:00pm: Welcome dinner with Bicycle Network wave leaders
Day 2 – Saturday 5 February
5:30am – 6:00am: Continental breakfast
6:00am – 12:00pm: Training Ride #2 – Falls Creek via Tawonga Gap & Mount Beauty
12:00pm – 1:30pm: Free time
1:30pm – 2:30pm: Group sessions
  • Sub 10 group: Riding route & event preparation (With Stephen Lane)
  • 11-13 hour group: Recovery pilates session
2:30pm – 3:30pm: Group sessions
  • Sub 10 group: Recovery pilates session
  • 11-13 hour group: Nutrition and hydration session (with Stephen Lane)
3:30pm – 4:00pm: Afternoon tea
4:00pm – 5:00pm: Group sessions
  • Sub 10 group: Nutrition and hydration session (with Stephen Lane)
  • 11-13 hour group: Riding route & event preparation
5:30pm – 6:00pm: Women’s Community session #2 (With Ali McCormack)
6:00pm: Dinner
Day 3 – Sunday 6 February
5:30am – 6:00am: Continental breakfast
6:00am – 1:00am: Training Ride #3 – Mt Hotham return + ride debrief
1:00pm: Check out & good byes
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Meet the team

Team Bicycle Network rider Steve Lane

Stephen Lane

Wave Leader: 8 Hour

Stephen completed a PhD in Biomedical Sciences and will focus his teachings around nutrition and training throughout the camp. Stephen has been an 8-hour wave leader three times, but 2020’s wet and wild conditions highlighted the importance of being confident in his preparation and fitness to combat the physical and psychological challenge. This event stands as one of his most memorable ‘I’m not giving up’ days and he is ready to share his insights and strategies with you.

Team Bicycle Network rider Alison McCormack

Alison McCormack

Wave Leader: 10 Hour

In 2022, Alison will take part in her 11th Peaks Challenge event and will be supporting and celebrating with those riders that crack sub 10 hours. Alison’s favourite part of the ride is the stunning scenery while rolling down to Anglers Rest. But she warns riders not to underestimate Mt Hotham! As the captain of Team Bicycle Network and an active ambassador of our Women’s Community, she has a wealth of knowledge and experiences to share with you at the training camp.

Team Bicycle Network rider Richard Cross

Richard “Crossy” Cross

Wave Leader: 12 Hour

Richard was part of the foundation team at our first ever Peaks Training Camp last year and is excited to be back on board again. He has been involved with Team Bicycle Network and has led the 12-hour wave group for 5 consecutive years (plus 1 time in Tasmania for Peaks Challenge Cradle Mountain). Crossy is looking to inspire all the older riders and is proud to be representing the over 60 year olds. Crossy lives by the motto “If I can do it, so can they”. He is rearing to ride number 6 for 60 at Peaks Challenge Falls Creek in 2022.

Team Bicycle Network rider Glen

Glen Janetzki

Wave Leader: Lanterne Rouge

Glen is the head of the commercial team at Bicycle Network but will follow you from the rear for 13 straight hours on Peaks Challenge Falls Creek. Glen has been active in endurance sports such as cycling, running and triathlon’s for over 20 years so he certainly has the tank to and mentality to not only ride the event but to motivate others on the edge of the 13-hour cutoff. Don’t be afraid of this elusive Lanterne Rouge he is happy to have a chat on the day and will motivate you to get across the finish line and claim your elusive finishers jersey in 2022.

Team Bicycle Network rider Kate Penglase

Kate Kellett

Wave Leader: 11 hour

Kate is an elite level endurance mountain bike rider with two Australian Solo 24hr Mountain Bike Championships to her name and bronze and silver medal at the world championships in 2016 and 2018. She is also no stranger to riding long distances on her road bike with 2022 marking her 9th Peaks Challenge. Kate is a strong advocate for women’s cycling with a wealth of knowledge on how to conquer long days in the saddle and she is ready to share her tips at the training camp.

Training CampFAQs

Here are the answers to your most common questions.

If your question isn’t on the list, please contact us via our website or call on 1800 639 634.

Where is the training camp?

Big4 Bright with be the training camp hub. Riders will be staying in cabins, included meals will be served in a communal space and information sessions will be hosted at Big4 Bright.

What is the accommodation situation?

Every rider will enjoy their own room in a two-bedroom cabin. If there is someone you would like to share a cabin with, when registering you will have the option to nominate someone. If you are attending solo, we will place you in a cabin with someone of the same gender.

What dietary options will be catered for?

Standard, vegetarian, vegan, gluten free standard, gluten free vegetarian and gluten free vegan will all be catered for.

Is there any specific equipment I need?
  • Helmet
  • White front bike light
  • Red rear bike light
  • Secondary food supplies
  • 2 x drink bottles
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Spare tubes
  • Clothing: Rain/wind jacket, gloves arm warmers, leg warmers, base layers
  • Mobile phone
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Money/credit card
  • Spare batteries for bike lights
  • Multi-tool or Allen keys

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