Whittlesea Challenge

Sunday 7 May, 2017

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 68km courses in the Whittlesea Challenge include undulating terrain and breathtaking views across the Kinglake National Park; travelling through local towns of:

  • Flowerdale
  • Strath Creek
  • Broadford
  • Wandong
  • Wallen
  • Whittlesea

This ride is available for cyclists of all fitness levels and will push cyclists to their limits. 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.  European based cyclists regularly use in these parts when back in Australia. 

So why not bring the whole family along, and enjoy a great day together!



Looking to explore the City of Whittlesea whilst here for the Whittlesea Challenge?
Cafes and restaurants

Turners Bakehouse Eatery - Set in a heritage-listed Victorian cottage, Mernda's Turners Bakehouse Eatery is one not to be missed. Many of its menu items including the traditional sour dough bread to pies, pasties and cakes are baked in the 130-year-old Scotch oven.

Farm Vigano - The menu at Farm Vigano has been designed to accommodate every occasion from small intimate gatherings to large group functions. The menu is dominated by a range of antipasti, pizza and share plate dishes.
Two Beans and a Farm - Two Beans and a Farm Restaurant is situated at the majestic Carome Homestead in Mernda. The Homestead has been lovingly restored and now provides a historically rich backdrop for this remarkable restaurant.

Whittlesea Bakehouse - Perfectly set up on Church St, Whittlesea. A cycle friendly bakery that will be sure to make your mouth water.

For further dining options visit
Quest Bundoora - Comprising 71 fully self-contained Studio, One, Two and Three Bedroom apartments.

Best Western Mill Park Motor Inn - 30 rooms and conference room. Standard queen, twin, single, family and spa suites available.

For further accommodation options visit
Things to See and do...
T.U.K.E. - Go-Kart racing. From novice to expert we will help drive your racing experience.

Growling Frog Golf Course - Growling Frog Golf Course, 18-hole par 72,  boasts first class facilities including a restaurant and café, dedicated driving range, putting green, chipping green, practice bunker and more.

Shopping Precincts – Whittlesea Township - Church St and Surrounds, Uni Hill Factory outletsLalor shopsWestfield Plenty ValleyBundoora SquarePacific Epping

Yan Yean Reservoir Park - Yan Yean Reservoir Park features a range of heritage sites as well as a variety of walking tracks.
For a full list of the Things to See and do in the City of WhIttlesea please visit

For a range of cycling options through the City of Whittlesea be inspired here