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Preparations are well underway for the Whittlesea Challenge on Sunday April 30, 2017.

Hundreds of cyclists will take to the roads in one of Australia’s best cycling regions to challenge their friends and more importantly themselves.

Two course options are available to suit riders across a wide range of ability levels – 110km and 68km.

The 110km long course travels through Kinglake West, Flowerdale, Strath Creek, Broadford and Wandong before finishing back at Whittlesea. This challenging course provides perfect cycling terrain in tandem with magnificent scenery. It is highlighted by the brutally steep Murchison Gap Climb, which at only 2km in length, but an average gradient of around 8 per cent will certainly test the physical and mental strength of all riders.


For those not quite ready for the long course, the shorter 68km option offers a great alternative.  Starting in Whittlesea the course will follow the long course to Flowerdale and then turn around and return to Whittlesea.


Mechanical support will be provided as well as several well-stocked refuelling stops along the way.