The 2019 ride will be on Sunday 28th April – more information soon.
We offer three cycle rides over distances of 100km, 50km and 20km through the hinterland of the NSW Central Coast as well as our Kids Challenge which is in the grounds of the Mt Penang Gardens.
Our rides start and finish at the Mt Penang Gardens, which are located at Kariong, just off the Gosford exit on the M1. Entry is from the Central Coast Highway, turn at the lights in to Kangoo Road Kariong (intersection with Worthington Motors on one corner), and follow the cycle ride signs. The first entry on the right on Kangoo is for cyclists exiting only, so please follow the parking signs to the next entry point for parking.
There is plenty of parking available just a short distance from our start & finish point. Entry to parking is off Kangoo Road, look for the parking signs and volunteers to point you in the right direction.
New Parking Arrangements for Century Challenge
This ride suits experienced cyclists who are after a challenge and all cyclists for this event must be aged 16 years and over. There are some steep hills on this ride through the hinterland of the Central Coast via Somersby and Mangrove Mountain. To view the route map go to the link to Map My Ride on the Online Registration page, or click on the link: Map My Ride –
This ride suits cyclists who are looking to challenge themselves with a moderate 50km ride and all cyclists for this event must be aged 16 years and over. There are some hills on this ride through the hinterland of the Central Coast via Somersby and Mangrove Mountain. To view the route map go to the link to Map My Ride on the Online Registration page or click on the link Map My Ride.
This ride suits individuals and families who are social cyclists, aged 9 years and over. Those cyclists up to 16 years must be accompanied by an adult rider who is aged over 18 years. This ride has a hill section that requires a bit of pedal power but is on quieter roads. To view the route map go to the link to Map My Ride on the Online Registration page or on the link Map My Ride.
The Kids Challenge is in the grounds of the Mt Penang Gardens and allows junior riders a safe cycling environment to challenge themselves. The ride is open to cyclists aged between 4 and 12 years of age.
Start Times – subject to Police advice – please note start times listed here are from 2018 and may change depending on police advice.
- 100km – 8.00am start, briefing at 7.45am. On the day entry fee $80 or register online for the early bird entry fee of $70
- 50km – 8.00am start, briefing at 7.45 am. On the day entry fee $60, or register online for the early bird entry fee of $50
- 20km – 8.30 am start, briefing at 8.15am. On the day entry fee for riders 16 years and over $30, or register online for early bird entry fee of $25. Riders aged 9-16 years entry fee on the day $20, or register online for the early bird fee of $15. It is a condition of this event that riders aged between 9 and 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
- Kids – 9.30 start. $10 per child.
Registration and Rider Numbers
All registration is conducted in the big marquee. From 7am both online registrations and on the day riders can collect rider bibs from the marquee. Our helpful volunteers will point you in the right direction and assist with pinning on the numbers. There are toilets adjacent to the ride start area.
Road Side Assistance
There are sweep vehicles along the route and assistance from bicycle mechanics to ensure you have a smooth ride. The roads are public roads so be aware of changing surfaces and ride to your capability.
A Great Fun Day Out !
A BBQ is provided for all participants at the end of the rides, and there will be cycle stands, coffee cart and exhibitors at registration.
Stops along the way !
Along the routes for the 100km, 50km and 20km rides there are food and drink stops and marshals will be pointing you in the right direction.
Who Benefits from the Century Challenge?
The major beneficiary is Coast Shelter – www.coastshelter.org.au and other Rotary charities.
Queries or Questions?
Feel free to email us:
Registration : firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsorship and Administration: email@example.com