Ride Information

See you for our 20th anniversary ride on Sunday 3rd May 2020.

Do you have what it takes to Take the Challenge !

The 2020 ride will be on Sunday 3rd May – watch this space for updates and subscribe to our newsletter.

Online registration closes midnight 1st May 2020. Early Bird Registration closes 3rd April 2020.

All entrants in the 100k, 50k and 18k rides will be in the draw to win one of 20 $100 vouchers.

Great food stalls, Six Strings Brewery, Bike n Blend, cycle retailers and cycle advocacy all are all on site.
We offer three cycle rides over distances of 100km, 50km and 18km 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 Road is for cyclists exiting only, so please follow the parking signs to the next entry point for parking and directions from our volunteer team.

100km 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 – click here.

8.00am start, briefing at 7.45am. On the day entry fee $80 or register online for the early bird entry fee of $70 (till 3rd April 2020)<

50km Challenge

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 – click here.

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 (till 3rd April 2020)

18km Challenge

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 – click here.

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. (till 3rd April 2020)

Kids Challenge

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.
Kids – 9.30 start. $10 per child.

Entry to parking is off Kangoo Road

New Parking Arrangements for Century Challenge

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.

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.

Who Benefits from the Century Challenge?

Lifeline Central Coasts Face 2 Face Program  and Coast Shelter are the two major charity beneficiaries for the 20th Anniversary event and other Rotary charities. Other Rotary Charities receive some funding.

Remember that it’s so important to eat and drink on your ride

Take time to stop at our Food & Hydration Points

Along the routes for the 100km, 50km and 18km rides there are food and drink stops and marshals will be pointing you in the right direction.

All our stops have a Water Station, Food and First Aid.

Enjoy some of our jelly snakes, energy bars or take a piece of fruit.

Remember riders should drink at least 500ml of fluids every hour and try and consume some food.

Eating and drinking by the time you feel hungry or thirsty will be too late.

Every rider should carry some nutrition e.g. gels, bananas, muesli bars. Also riders are encouraged to carry two 750 ml water biddons.

Remember to slip,slop, slap!

The Challenge Village

Your pre and post rides needs are well catered for with a variety of food stalls. A BBQ is available for all participants at the end of the rides, and there will be cycle stands, coffee cart and exhibitors at registration.

For the younger ones there will be Switch-A-Roo Circus, Assistance Dogs, Face Painting, Jumping Castle and the Safety Fire Engine.

Consider donating to Lifeline and Coast Shelter

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