newcrest challenge 2019
Distance: 170km | Elevation: 2,200m
Sunday 31 March 2019, more than 1,000 riders will take to the roads of Orange. Rolling hills, beautiful vineyards, open roads and the picturesque open plains of New South Wales' Central West tableland.
Held in March each year the Newcrest Challenge is a 170km loop through NSW’s Central West Tablelands, starting and finishing in Orange. This route is no simple cycle. No short cuts, never ending hills, uneven roads and sharp climbs - totaling 2,200 metres of elevation - you'll be put to the test. Jens would be proud.
There will be cut-off points along the route, so you’ll need to keep an average pace of 19km/h to complete the ride.
It’s all worth it though, the virtually traffic-free route will have you fooled into believing that you’re riding your own European one-day classic. There are also 70km and 100km options.
Scheduled for Sunday 31 March 2019, head to the Bicycle Network Page for maps [with elevation] to register interest for the Newcrest Challenge 2019.