160km Challenge

Entry fee $60 (Under 18 $30)

Starts 7.00am



The 160km challenge is for the serious rider who loves a real challenge.

The Ride is in a clockwise direction along the West Tamar before turning inland and climbing into the hills West of Launceston. You will travel through amazing agricultural country and enjoy stunning views of the Western Tiers before swinging East and heading back to the West Tamar at Legana. From there travelling down the Western side of the Tamar estuary crossing over at the famous Batman bridge before returning via the East Tamar through Karoola to Royal Park Launceston.

The 160km ride leaves Royal park turning RIGHT into Paterson st then a quick left into Margaret st. Cross traffic lights and turn right on to the Paterson st Bridge.

Teams Challenge

Gather your team! The team challenge is for cumulative team kilometres from any of the main rides. Individuals registering in a team go in the running for prizes too! Suitable for sporting groups, corporate teams or friends and family.

  1. Travel North on West Tamar hwy
  2. Turn left on Ecclestone Rd at the Riverside pub
  3. Climbing up Ecclestone Rd heading West passing Launceston Zoo on your left
  4. Continue on to Westwood turning right towards Quamby & Hagley
  5. Short stint along the old Bass Hwy to a drink station on right
  6. Turn right towards Selbourne and head East to Rosevale
  7. Turn Left at crossroads towards Bridgenorth
  8. From Bridgenorth /Rosevale boundary virtually all down hill to Legana
  9. Turn left on to West Tamar Hwy at Legana
  10. Travel through Rosevears to Exeter
  11. Turn right down the Blackwall hill and continue on to the drink station at Deviot
  12. Drink/food Station is on the left on the Western side of the Batman Bridge
  13. Head East across the bridge turning right on the East Tamar hwy on a clover leaf intersection
  14. Continue up hill on East Tamar hwy before turning right on to Johnsons Rd to Hillwood
  15. At bottom of the hill turn left and ride up hill to Hillwood fire station
  16. Continue on towards the Berry farm and onward to the East Tamar hwy intersection
  17. Cross over the hwy with care at Mt Direction and head North on Dalrymple Rd
  18. Turn right on the Bangor tramway towards Bangor
  19. Right turn on the Pipers River rd then a quick left towards Bangor heading East
  20. Continue on this road following signs until Pipers River Rd at Karoola
  21. Up hill from here to Turners Marsh and onward to the Lilydale Rd
  22. Turn Right at Lilydale rd, down finger post hill with care, Through Rocherlea on to
    the Nthn outlet via Newnham
  23. Return along the Northern Outlet turn right from Wellington st into Paterson st
  24. Turn right into Park st and arrive at Royal Park

Tamar Valley Cycle Challenge

Featuring Sally's Ride

Sunday 1st December 2019

Be part of this Cycling Challenge and raise funds for local projects working on improving the mental health of the Tasmanian community.