The 52km Challenge Ride offers skilled and recreational cyclists a unique and professionally managed cycling experience.
In 2015 the 52km Challenge Ride will have an exciting start area in Perth’s Hay Street Mall. Participants under control of event vehicles will cycle on to William St, down under the Narrows to Mounts Bay Rd, where they will continue along the traditional course around the Swan River, down to Fremantle, over the Stirling Bridge and back to the City through Bicton, Applecross, South Perth and into the City. In 2015 the event will finish at Ozone Reserve.
This year every participant in the 52km Challenge Ride will receive an Event Jersey which will be compulsory to wear on event day. For more information on the Event Jersey click here.
52km Challenge Ride entrants will enjoy:
- An uninterrupted 52km cycle along of some of Perth’s most scenic roads
- A safe and friendly cycling experience
- Easy riding by staying at river bank level as much as possible
- Start and finish close to cycle paths and parking
- Intersections controlled so cyclists have right of way (please follow instructions from course marshals)
- Three aid stations providing water, sunscreen and first aid.
The 52km Challenge Ride is timed, however it is not a race. You will be supported during your ride with medical facilities, route marshals and water stops. This event is only open to pre-registered participants – no entries are available on the day.
Online Entry Fee$80 per participant + Booking Fee – this includes the 2015 Event Jersey.
Age RestrictionsRiders must be 13 years of age or older on the event date (22 November 2015).
Start TimeThe 52km Challenge Ride will start at 7:30am. Participants must arrive at least 15 minutes prior to line up in their start groups and receive an event briefing.
Participants will be grouped in lots of 100 and start in minute intervals. Groups of 100 are determined by the Average Speed you indicate on your registration.
It is important that you select the correct average speed for your riding ability; this ensures that you are grouped with riders of the same ability and do not put yourself or others at risk.
Event Distance52km (approx)
SuitabilityThe 52km Challenge Ride is for cyclists of all abilities. Individuals, families (children over 13 years of age) and corporate or social teams who can cycle 52km are all welcome.
FundraisingThe 52km Challenge Ride is a perfect opportunity for you to support our charities. You can join with friends, workmates or family to form your own fundraising team. To maximise the success of this event you can become a Santos Great Bike Ride Hero by making a difference to young people in need. We challenge you to be as ambitious in setting your fundraising target as you are in improving your riding time. Please check out the fantastic fundraising awards and prizes available.