2011 Whittlesea Challenge - About
On Saturday May 29, CycleSport Victoria, with terrific support from the City of Whittlesea, conducted the third annual Whittlesea Challenge.
Read the 2010 Whittlesea Challenge Review here.
2011 Whittlesea Challenge - May 28
The event is supporting a youth mentoring organisation, Big Brothers Big Sisters, where $5 will be donated from each entry.
The Whittlesea region provides the rare opportunity to escape the traffic and enjoy quiet roads, picturesque scenery and country charm only 35 minutes from central Melbourne.
The 110km and 50km course entails a variety of undulating terrain and breathtaking views across the Kinglake National Park; this ride is available for cyclists of all fitness levels and will push cyclists to their limits.
Mayor, Mary Lalios said "The Whittlesea Challenge is now a regular event in Whittlesea, which our community and others from outside the community look forward too". Mayor Lalios added "The event is well supported and is ideal for beginners right through to experienced riders. I encourage all to have a go."
The roads surrounding Whittlesea have long been popular with cyclists of all levels.
Australian star Cadel Evans grew up in Arthur's Creek just down the road from Whittlesea, and still rates this as one of his favourite training regions anywhere in the world. Many other European based cyclists such as Will Walker and Darren Lapthorne are regulars in these parts when back in Australia.