Peaks Challenge Gold Coast wrap-up

Are you ready to take on Cradle Mountain?

We’ve reached the midway mark in the Peaks Challenge series and with just one more event to go, now is the time to take those lessons learned from the Gold Coast and put them into action for the final instalment at Cradle Mountain.

With just under 11 weeks to go before Peaks Challenge hits Tasmania, now is the time to start thinking about how you are going to conquer the 235km course that will feature more than 4,000m of vertical ascent.

To give you an idea of what it takes to conquer a Peaks Challenge event, take a look at the great advice offered from three riders who have committed to taking on all three (Falls Creek, Gold Coast and Cradle Mountain) this year.

Training and preparation

You can also take a look at the kind of efforts required for this kind of endurance event, in order to use this to conquer Cradle Mountain. The key takeaway here is sustained power/strength efforts which can be repeated over the course of the day.

For those more visual, you can check out the ride stats from Peaks Challenge Gold Coast below.

Distance: 241km
Moving time: 8:07:03
Total time: 8:21:45
Average speed: 29.8km
Maximum speed: 100.8km/h
Elevation: 4,374m
Average power: 253 watts
Total work: 6,383kj

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Signed up for your first Peaks Challenge event at Cradle Mountain and feeling a little uneasy? Tune in to the Bicycle Network Training & Preparation page where you’ll find organised training events in New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania.

In the meantime, check out the highlights video from the Gold Coast along with a preview of the stunning course down in Tasmania.

Commit to the challenge here