Inaugural Peaks Challenge Cradle Mountain released

by CyclingTips


This November, 1,200 cyclists are set to descend on the coastal town of Devonport as part of Bicycle Network’s new and challenging event, Peaks Challenge Cradle Mountain.

Peaks Challenge Cradle Mountain 2015 is the latest addition to Bicycle Network’s expanding Peaks Challenge series which includes Peaks Challenge Falls Creek and Peaks Challenge Gold Coast.

Showcasing some of Australia’s most spectacular landscapes, the epic event promises to put a national spotlight on Tasmania’s north-west while delivering a challenging cyclo-sportif style of event.

Starting and finishing on the Devonport foreshore, the 235 kilometre circuit with over 4000m of climbing will see riders journey into the heart of Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park where they will tackle the ascents of Union Bridge, Echo Valley, Cethana Road, Cradle Mountain and Spellmans Road.

Peaks Challenge Cradle Mountain - Route Map (1)
Peaks Challenge Cradle Mountain - Elevation Profile

Information

When: Sunday 1 November, 2015
Where: Start/Finish: Devonport foreshore
Route: 235km loop, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park
Climbs include Union Bridge, Echo Valley, Cethana Road, Cradle Mountain and Spellmans Road
What: A fully-supported, 235 kilometre circuit of road cycling, incorporating more than 4,000 vertical metres of climbing. Riders must complete the ride within the 13 hour deadline.

Entries for the inaugural Peaks Challenge Cradle Mountain open to Bicycle Network members at 9am, Monday 2 March 2015.

Entries open to the general public on Saturday 7 March 2015. For more information, visit peakschallenge.com.au

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