Outback Century Cycle Challenge
Do you have what it takes? You only get one chance every two years. 100 miles (160km) or 100 km – your choice of century!
Date: Saturday 28 September 2019 – 5:30am at Elderslie Street (starting point)
Price: Race entry fee: Earlybird rate (book before 31 July 2019) – $80pp
Includes: Challenge entry fee, event branded jersey*, water bottle, cap, random prize draws and post ride hospitality.
*For Jersey size charts, please download here
It’s billed as the toughest, flattest cycling event in the Outback. On Friday 28 September, the Outback Festival Century Challenge takes participants on a metric (100km) or imperial century (160km) ride 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!