‘Challenge’ Category Open to All Riders!

The CWP Renewables Grafton to Inverell Cycle Classic is reputably the toughest one-day cycling race in the country with 3383m of climbing throughout the 228km journey. It is also a unique event experience with closed roads, live radio coverage and plenty of community support along the road.

The CWP Renewables Grafton to Inverell Challenge is not a race but an opportunity to take on the challenge of completing this epic event! It is open to riders who believe they can complete the course within the cut-off time of 9hrs 30 mins.

The unique event experience will include:

  • Fully supported racing conditions including closed roads and support vehicles
  • Electronic timing
  • Two supported ‘Feed Stations’ on course
  • One supported ‘Water Refreshment Stations’ on course
  • Mobile feeding from the Gibraltar Range to the Mount Mitchell Feed Station
  • Free competitor shirt
  • Finisher’s medallion
  • Complimentary ticket to the event presentation dinner
  • ‘Pace Riders’ to assist cyclists in completing the event before the cut-off time

Don’t miss the chance to share the experience with Australia’s leading riders, earn your finisher’s medallion and swap stories at the presentation dinner!

Enter as an individual or a four person team.

Get your entry in early as the Challenge field will be limited to 150 riders in 2021!

Entry Fee

Individual Entry
Early bird – $220 or $200 for AusCycling Members (enter before 20 March 2022)
Normal – $255 or $235 for AusCycling Members (closing date 24 April 2022)

Team Entry (4 riders)
Early bird – $800 with a $20 deduction for each AusCycling Member (enter before 20 March 2022)
Normal – $910 with a $20 deduction for each AusCycling Member (closing date 24 April 2022)


Entries from AusCycling Lifestyle members and AusCycling non-member riders will be accepted on the basis that they are over the age of 18 in 2022 (born in the year 2003 or earlier) and understand that they will be required to complete the course in under the 9hr 30 min cut off time.

Challenge entries will be limited to 150 riders.



Challenge riders may enter as a team of four riders. The team will receive a finishing time determined from the aggregate time of the first three team members to finish and will receive a team finisher’s memento in addition to the individual finisher’s medallions.


Friday 6 May 2022 4:00pm – 6:00pm – Toast Espresso, Prince St, Grafton.

Start Time


Technical Guide

Available closer to the event

Start List

Available here

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