Back for 2018, the challenge offers three cycle rides over distances of 100km, 50km and 20km through the hinterland of the NSW Central Coast as well as our Kids Challenge which is in the grounds of the Mt Penang Gardens.
The ride starts and finishes at the Mt Penang Gardens in Kariong. Located just off the Gosford exit on the M1.
Entry is from the Central Coast Highway, via The Avenue, Kariong and follow the cycle ride signs.
There is plenty of parking available just a short distance (walk or ride) from the start & finish point. Look for the marquee on the top of the hill.
This ride suits experienced cyclists who are after a challenge and all cyclists for this event must be aged 16 years and over. There are some steep hills on this ride through the hinterland of the Central Coast via Somersby and Mangrove Mountain.
This ride suits cyclists who are looking to challenge themselves with a moderate 50km ride and all cyclists for this event must be aged 16 years and over. There are some hills on this ride through the hinterland of the Central Coast via Somersby and Mangrove Mountain.
This ride suits individuals and families who are social cyclists, aged 9 years and over. Those cyclists up to 16 years must be accompanied by an adult rider who is aged over 18 years. The entry fee for this event includes up to 2 adults and 4 children. This ride has a hill section that requires a bit of pedal power but is on quieter roads.
The Kids Challenge is in the grounds of the Mt Penang Gardens and allows junior riders a safe cycling environment to challenge themselves. The ride is open to cyclists aged between 4 and 12 years of age.
Start Times – Subject to Police Advice
100km – 8.00am start, briefing at 7.45am. On the day entry fee $80 or register online for the early bird entry fee of $70
50km – 8.45am start, briefing at 8.30am. On the day entry fee $60, or register online for the early bird entry fee of $50
20km – 9.00 am start, briefing at 8.45am. On the day entry fee $40, or register online for the early bird entry fee of $35 for individual rider.
20km Family (2 adults and up to 4 children) 9.00 am start, briefing at 8.45am. On the day entry fee $45, or register online for the early bird entry fee of $40 a family.
Kids – 9.30 start. $10 per child.
Registration and Rider Numbers
All registration is conducted in the big marquee. Both online registrations and on the day riders can collect rider bibs from the marquee. Our helpful volunteers will point you in the right direction and assist with pinning on the numbers. There are toilets adjacent to the ride start area.
Road Side Assistance
There are sweep vehicles along the route and assistance from bicycle mechanics to ensure you have a smooth ride. The roads are public roads so be aware of changing surfaces and ride to your capability.
A Great Fun Day Out !
A BBQ is provided for all participants at the end of the rides, and there will be cycle stands, coffee cart and exhibitors at registration.
Stops along the way !
Along the routes for the 100km, 50km and 20km rides there are food and drink stops and marshals will be pointing you in the right direction.
What: Century Challenge - Central Coast Cycle Ride
When: Sunday, April 29th
Where: Mount Penang Gardens, Kariong