Entries close 8th SEPTEMBER 2023.

It’s billed as the toughest, flattest cycling event in the Outback. In 2023, the Outback Festival Century Challenge will take participants on a metric century (100km) on a fully sealed road, starting and finishing in Winton. It may not be overly hilly, but what the ride lacks in physical tests, it more than makes up for in mental challenge.

Ride organiser, Chris Carson said the absence of geographic features and scenery which many riders are accustomed to, makes the Outback Century Cycle Challenge a really tough course to complete.

So what’s the challenge you may ask? Out here there are no big climbs, there are miles of wide-open spaces and there are more emus than cars. The challenge is not just physical – it’s also mental! But once you get your head around the sheer vastness of this great Outback land of ours, it will be an adventure you will cherish for life!

Outback Century Cycle Challenge AMbassador
Michael Tomalaris

Michael Tomalaris is the former SBS sports presenter who brought the Tour de France and other major world cycling events to Australian television screens. Michael has also hosted and played the role of ambassador at many high-profile cycling events Australia-wide. 

additional rider information

eBikes will be permitted. All eBikes must adhere to Australian eBike Standards.
It is the rider’s responsibility to ensure they have sufficient batteries to complete the ride.

A drink stop will be available at the ride turnaround point.

There will be a lead, middle and follow-up support vehicle on the course carrying first aid and water supplies.

The Outback Century Cycle is held on open roads. All road rules apply.

event sponsors

The Outback Century Cycle Challenge wouldn’t be possible without the following sponsors.

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