Newcastle Challenge coming in 2014

Version of 3 Peaks Challenge for Sydney-siders

The organisers behind the ever-popular SCODY 3 Peaks Challenge and Bupa Around the Bay plan to deliver the state of New South Wales its very own demanding endurance cycle event. The Newcastle Challenge will offer participants a unique experience over a 160km route scheduled for Sunday 16 February 2014.

Sydney-siders and travellers alike will welcome the comprehensive traffic management program and experience that Bicycle Network provides. Entry fee will include on-course first aid, course signage and marshals in addition to numerous rest locations. Each rider will also be provided with a timing chip, lunch, mechanic assistance including sag wagon, the highly popular valet service – for a mid-ride kit drop or change - and a gear bag transported through to the finish in Newcastle.

The exact route is yet to be announced but rest assured the terrain will challenge riders of all abilities. Entries will open on Monday 30 September to Bicycle Network members and a complementary event jersey will be given to those who enter before November 15. Expect more information to be made available in the coming weeks at

David Rome

Editor, Australia
Having worked full-time within the cycling industry since 2006, Dave is our Australian editor based in Sydney. Riding and racing mountain, road and 'cross for over a decade, Dave's passion lies in the sport's technical aspects, and his tool collection is a true sign of that.
  • Discipline: Mountain, road and cyclocross
  • Preferred Terrain: Fast and flowing singletrack with the occasional air is the dream. Also happy chasing tarmac bends.
  • Current Bikes: Trek Fuel EX 27.5, SwiftCarbon Detritovore, Salsa Chilli Con Crosso
  • Dream Bike: Custom Independent Fabrications titanium, SRAM Etap and Enve wheels/cockpit
  • Beer of Choice: Gin & tonic
  • Location: Sydney, Australia

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