Newcrest Orange Challenge set for September 2021

2020 is certainly keeping us all on our toes as we continue to deal with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Many organisations such as ours have been forced to shuffle their scheduled events to adapt to the constantly changing landscape. This has resulted in a clash of dates between the Newcrest Orange Challenge and the 2020 L’Etape which recently postponed to the same weekend.

Due to this conflict, we will be rescheduling the 2021 Newcrest Orange Challenge to Sunday 12 September. We always strive to hold the best possible events for our riders and community, so we believe changing the date is the best option for all involved. In a year when many plans have been changed, we are very disappointed to add another event to that list, but we are committed to delivering an event that will meet the excellent standard you deserve.

We also want as many people as possible to experience the wonderful Orange region and holding an event on the same weekend as another major ride would come at a cost to the local community.

It will still be the same event you know and love with three ride distances, a Saturday spin and a pedal with our Women’s Community. Plus, the bonus of springtime weather which we hear from locals is perfect riding conditions.

All registrations will be automatically rolled over to the event on Sunday 12 September 2021.

The Newcrest Orange Challenge event village at Robertson Park.

The event will again be based at Robertson Park and have three ride distances of 70km, 100km and 170km that travel through Mandurama, Canowindra and Cargo.

The 70km ride starts in Orange and finishes in Canowindra, while the 100km ride starts in Canowindra and finishes in Orange. The 170km ride is a loop that starts and finishes in Orange.

A kids ride and special time trial race, Prologue in the Park, will be held at Robertson Park on the Saturday before the main event, adding to the fun and excitement in the heart of Orange.

Click here for more information about the Newcrest Orange Challenge or register your interest below and be the first to know when ticket sales open.

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