70km Challenge

Entry fee $50 (Under 18 $20)

Starts at 8.30am

E-bikes are welcome to participate in this ride.

The ride is aimed at the more experienced rider who seeks an increased challenge coupled with a scenic cycling environment.

This ride starts the same as the 50km ride but continues through Glengarry before turning towards Exeter and following the Tamar River past Rosevears and back to the Launceston Rugby Union Club.

Teams Challenge

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

1. Riders depart the Launceston Rugby Union Club (Home Point Parade) and turn right onto Wellington Street obeying all road rules.
2. Proceed along Wellington St, crossing Brisbane St then turning right at York St lights, beware of
oncoming traffic.
3. Proceed north-west crossing the Paterson St Bridge with the scenic Cataract Gorge on the left and
the Tamar River and Royal park away to the right.
4. Continue along West Tamar Hwy A7 to Legana
5. Turn left toward Bridgenorth C732 immediately after the Liberty fuel station
6. Enjoy the climb up to Bridgenorth passing the home of the Parrots footy club on your left before
arriving at a set of crossroads
7. Turn right at the crossroads C730 and proceed NW along Long Plains Road.
8. At Frankford Hwy B71 turn left with care towards Glengarry.
9. After climbing and then descending the “Glengarry Hill” turn right just before the shop toward
Winkleigh C718
10. Proceed staying on the sealed road until arriving at the Winkleigh Rd intersection.
11. Turn Right here, heading toward Exeter on C717
12. Passing the cricket ground on your right turn right on to West Tamar Hwy
13. Cycle carefully through the boutique farming town, watching closely for opening car doors
14. Continue on passing Blackwall turn off before turning left on to Rosevears Drive C733
15. Take in the views of the picturesque Tamar River and call in to the Rosevears Recreation for
some refreshments (and toilet stop)
16. Batteries re-charged, continue on along the river before climbing Muddy Creek hill to Legana.
17. With the wind at your back, continue Southward back through Riverside again passing over the
Paterson St Bridge with the Gorge on your right, returning to the Launceston Rugby Union Club for a well earned rest
and refreshment over a chat with other riders about the conquered challenge.

Food & Drink Refreshment Stations:
Rosevears Recreation Ground  (refreshments and toilet stop)

Refreshments provided by event organisers.


Map produced by Foot & Playsted.

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The Tamar Valley Cycle Challenge

Sunday 26th November 2023

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