Walcha Road Bike Challenge

Map of the Walcha Road Bike ChallengeThe third weekend in October is usually a big one for cycling in Australia. We’re well into spring, Ride to Work Day has just happened, The Melbourne to Warrnambool is run as part of the National Road Series, while a bunch of recreational rides also occur: Sydney Spring Cycle, Around the Bay in Melbourne (a week earlier this year, though) and Brisbane to the Gold Coast dominate the Eastern mainland states.

The New England has its own fixture: the Walcha Mountain Festival, which includes the Walcha Mountain Bike Challenge on Sunday, and for the third year in a row, the Walcha Road Bike Challenge. Both events raise funds for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service, which is based in Tamworth and serves the New England and North West NSW.
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