What can I expect from Fitz’s Challenge?
Over nearly two decades, thousands of riders have pushed themselves to the top of their game in Canberra’s legendary Fitz’s Challenge.
Here are some of their stories:
“As a first time rider, I was blown away by the fantastic support from both the organisers and the race participants. A big thank you to everyone who contributed to the event!”
“I was beset with cramps at the bottom of Fitz’s on the return journey of the 80k and walked most off the way back. I was overwhelmed by the offers of support from the more serious riders on their return journeys, actually willing to stop if I asked. It was a great feeling of belonging. Thanks to all the organisers and volunteer helpers, you did a great job and I will be back next year.”
“Holy moly what a day! Amazing effort and the biggest thank you to all the organisers and the volunteers at each check point! Made it so much more bearable!”
“Thanks for a great event my first decent ride with both climbing and distance together. Next year ill be having a crack at the Fitz 165.”
“The (old)* Fitz’s website says things like, “hardest ride”, “serious physical challenge”, “not for the feint hearted” and “dare to cycle above your limits” – we probably should’ve taken more notice.”
“Great event, which caters to all levels of cyclists. With shorter 50 k rides for the recreational rider as well as 250 k rides for the more elite.”
“This was singularly the hardest ride I’ve barely survived even with a DNF result.”
“Fair to say we underestimated that.”
“Challenges; The whole ride, and lack of preparation. Rewarding experiences; completing the ride, and pushing through my mental challenges and wanting to give up.”
“I am tuckered-out and tired, but my trip to Canberra to tackle the (former)* 158km Fitz’s Challenge was a memorable experience which I hope to repeat several times over in ensuing October’s.”