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Sign up for Australia’s toughest hill climb cycling challenge

Sign up for Australia’s toughest hill climb cycling challenge

Fitz’s Challenge riders. Photo: Tom De Jongh Cycling enthusiasts can join Australia’s toughest cycling challenge, Fitz’s Challenge , on Sunday, 30 October. The 255 km…

Wednesday, Oct 19

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Fitz’s Challenge riders. Photo: Tom De Jongh Cycling enthusiasts can join Australia’s toughest cycling challenge, Fitz’s Challenge , on Sunday, 30 October. The 255 km course, organised by Pedal Power ACT , has been a spring tradition for three decades.

“The Fitz’s Challenge is a personal challenge event – not a race,” explains Pedal Power ACT CEO, Ian Ross.

Fitz’s Challenge has seven courses, from a 50km Tidbinbilla Challenge (880 metres of climbing) to the epic 255 km Fitz’s Extreme (5,000 metres of climbing).

“With seven rides of varying distances, there’s something to test every rider, from the eager novice to the seasoned climber,” Mr Ross said.

“While all seven rides are known for their tough hills, only the longer distances ask riders to tackle the legendary Fitz’s Hill, the epic climb after which the event is named.”

Jacob Mulholland will ride the 255 km course. He has participated in the Fitz’s Challenge for several years, and says the event is the highlight of his cycling year.

“I’ve ridden other hill events before, but there’s nothing like Fitz’s,” he said.“The course itself is the challenge – it’s anything but flat. Other events have hills, but they have flat sections in between. With Fitz’s, it’s hill after hill. The challenge runs the whole way.”Catherine Ayres, a mother of two young children, will take part in the challenge for the first time.“I have always wanted to ride the Fitz’s, but it was never the right time for me. I am looking forward to participating this year.”Pedal Power […]

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