Bupa Around the Bay - two weeks away

15,000 riders to cycle Melbourne

The annual Bupa Around the Bay is Australia’s largest one-day participation cycle event. With 15,000 people expected to participate in either 20, 50, 100, 135, 210 or 250km distance options, there is something for all abilities. And with 1,500 attendees from interstate or overseas, it’s not just the locals that believe in this event.

In recent years, the 250km is what has given the Around the Bay its esteemed reputation, with an average finishing time of 11.5 hours, it’s one for the brave.

The Around the Bay event supports the Smith Family charity. Last year the event raised $1,125,970, with funds used to support more than 2,160 primary school children living in disadvantage. The fundraising goal this year raises to $1.275 million.

Online entries will remain open till the 17th, with the event taking place Sunday the 20th of October. Head over to the Bicycle Network website for more information

David Rome

Former Editor, Australia
Dave was the editor of BikeRadar Australia until early 2016.
  • 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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