Cardiac Challenge is a 3 day ride to Far North Queensland. The Cardiac Challenge is an annual charity bike ride between Cairns and
Cardiac Challenge is a 3 day ride to Far North Queensland.
Over 3 days, you will cycle 333km, up mountains and across plains. This is a great opportunity to experience the dramatically varying terrain of Far North Queensland in a very “up close and personal” way: from the leafy, sun-dappled Kuranda Range road, winding upwards through lush rainforest to the Atherton Tableland, across rolling golden savannah lands and on to the shores of the sparkling Coral Sea at Cooktown.
The event organisers say that anyone should be able to do the ride, but you will need to train and prepare for it. There are 2 ranges (Kuranda on Day 1 and Desailly’s on Day 2) but you do not need to ride them, and can take the bus instead. The rest of the course is undulations, with a steep downhill on the Byerstown Range at 8%.
Day 1: Cairns – Mt Carbine (127km)
Day 2: Mt Carbine – Lakeland (113km)
Day3: Lakeland – Cooktown (79km)
The Cardiac Challenge raises funds for the Far North Queensland Hospital Foundation which specifically direct the funds towards cardiac equipment and services that may ultimately benefit you, a family member or someone you know.
This ride is the perfect opportunity to take some time off from work and to see some of the sights in tropical far north Queensland.
You’ll find other cycling events, like the Cardiac Challenge, in our online Cycling Event Calendar.