28FebAll Day02MarHigh Country Charity Ride (Tour de Cure)4 days in the Victorian High Country (Tour de Cure)WangarattaState:VICDiscipline:Climb,RoadTerrain:Mixed,Mountainous,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,160+ km,81-120 kmType Ride:Charity,Multi-day,Recreational
The High Country Charity Ride is a challenging 4 day ride through Victoria’s high country. For the mountain goat in you! The High Country Charity Ride
The High Country Charity Ride is a challenging 4 day ride through Victoria’s high country. For the mountain goat in you!
The High Country Charity Ride is a ride that is not for the faint-hearted!
You’ll be travelling 500km and climbing two mountain passes over four days. The ride starts in Wangaratta, through to Bright and Omeo before finishing at Mount Beauty.
This ride is based in Bright which is a real mecca for both mountain bike and road cycling. It is also a great place to sample some great craft beer. The riding is a climber’s wishlist come true with those two mountain passes.
From Bright to Omeo, you will have to climb the Mountain pass that is Mount Hotham and descent of Dinner Plains and finally into Omeo.
To get from Bright to Mt Beauty, you’ll be climbing up Mount Beauty over the Tawonga gap pass. Those who want a real challenge should continue through to Falls Creek, which is up the main entrance and original sealed section to the Ski town of Falls Creek, which is another fantastic climb.
Note, this event is limited to 100 riders, so you will need to register early!
The High Country Charity Ride raises vital funds for pioneering cancer research at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. It is organised by the Tour de Cure, an Australian charity that raises money to fund cancer research, prevention and support services and programs. They are based in Sydney and organise cycling tours and fundraising events throughout Australia. There are a series of events to suit riders who live in any state of Australia covering different timeframes. This includes the Signature Tour from Sydney to Geelong this year, the High Country Charity Ride, the Westpac 202, the Woolies Wheels and Walks, the SA Discovery Tour, the LIFE Ride, the Peter Mac Ride, the Can4Cancer ride. That is 8 rides in total each year!
Most of the rides tend to be a multi-day ride or event covering anywhere from 200 to 1000 km.
The Tour de Cure cycling events have some well-known high profile cyclists including former professional cyclist, Jens Voigt, Australian champion rower Drew Ginn, Paralympic Matthew Formston, the professional actor Eric Bana and the Sunrise sports presenter Mark Beretta. These people cycle the full event, they don’t just sit on the sideline and wave you off at the start line. They ride the whole distance with you, so you can get up close and personal.
You’ll find other great rides, like the High Country Charity Ride, in our online Cycling Event Calendar.