Welcome to the Rotary Rides Canberra Five Peaks Challenge

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It is on again next year - Sunday 26 April 2020

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We had a great event this year on Sunday 28 April 2019

This year was a lovely day with 267 participants, steep climbs and lovely food at the feed stations.

The 2019 event raised money for charityAustralian Rotary Health, ShelterBox and local charities.

This non-competitive cyclo-sportive bike riding event provides a great challenge to ride the six peaks of Canberra – Mount Stromlo, Red Hill, Mount Pleasant, Mount Ainslie and Black Mountain and Dairy Farmers Hill (in the Arboretum). It is historically named 'Five Peaks Challenge' but since 2015, when Dairy Farmers Hill (in the Arboretum) was added, it has six peaks for you. That's 20% extra!

And it's a great way to see Canberra from the saddle with support along the course, great home made food at the refreshement stations and energy snacks at the peaks.

You do not have to ride up any of the peaks. Your non-climbing partner can by-pass them all and ride 87 km (longer route) or 57 km (shorter route) or you can by-pass any you find too difficult.

There are two ride lengths (about 117 km or 88 km if all peaks ridden). Ride all six peaks for a total elevation gains of about 2,000 m on the longer ride and 1,450 m on the shorter ride.

New to hill climbing? Then read our hill climbing training tips.Video link


 View video about the ride at https://youtu.be/nrGUOa-sWHo >>

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We are aligned with Rotary Fitness an initiative that supports Rotary club and community fitness activities and in the process, raise funding for new medical research, scholarships, health education and awareness. The least that can happen is you’ll get fitter, make new friends and help to improve the lives of thousands as you exercise.

It's a major fund-raiser for Woden Rotary and their supported charities
Australian Rotary Health, ShelterBox and many local charities.

Australian Rotary Health is an independent national, not-for-profit organisation that provides funds for a broad range of general health areas, including:

  • Mental health research within Australia -it is one of the largest independent funders of such research
  • Scholarships for rural medical and nursing students
  • Indigenous health students
  • Areas of health that do not readily attract funding

Australian Rotary Health has a broad vision to improve the health and wellbeing of all Australians and promotes findings to the community.

Australian Rotary Health is supported by a number of Rotary Clubs in Australia.

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ShelterBox Australia provides emergency disaster relief, shelter, tools and water purification kits, for families robbed of their homes by disaster (natural and conflict). They are transforming despair into hope with the aim of creating positive, lasting change in communities at home and all over the world.

Right now, around 85 million people around the world have been made homeless by natural disaster and conflict. ShelterBox Australia is working to change this.

Rotary is a project partner with ShelterBox and together they are able to collaborate and combine resources to ensure that more communities are supported when in desperate need of shelter.

Rotarians and Rotary groups across the world support ShelterBox in a number of ways, including raising funds and providing support on the ground during the response to a disaster. That enables ShelterBox to cross boundaries and cut through red tape to reach even the most remote communities.

ShelterBox is impatient to see a world where no family is left without shelter. Are you able to help?

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Thank you to our supportors ...

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Last modified JW 15 March 2019