Fitz’s Challenge is Canberra’s biggest and best long distance cycling event, brought to you by Pedal Power ACT and our team of passionate and committed volunteers, with support from our valued event partners and supporters:
The Kids’ Cancer Project
Since 2009, The Kids’ Cancer Project has been Fitz’s Challenge official charity partner. Cyclists participating in this event have raised more than $350,000 to date for childhood cancer research.
Children with cancer face enormous challenges. The biggest is that treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation were designed for adults and are very harsh on small, growing bodies. Medical research is the key to discovering kinder, more effective ways to help them.
- More Australian children die from cancer than any other disease.
- This year, 950 kids will be diagnosed from all walks of life.
- 90 percent of children who survive cancer develop at least one chronic condition resulting from their treatment.
Raising funds for research is vital. Your support will help more children survive their cancer, improve current treatments and minimise the long-term effects.
Pedal Power ACT is proud to have Abode Hotels as our preferred accommodation provider for the Fitz’s Challenge.
The partnership offers Fitz’s riders a special 7% discount on room bookings at Abode Hotels in Woden, Narrabundah, Tuggeranong, Gungahlin and Murrumbateman, when using the code ‘pedalpower’.
Perfect for riders, Abode Hotels welcome both you and your bike, with bike washing facilities, a secure lock up, and a washer/drier in each room. Riders are also welcome to take their bike into their rooms with them.
BentSpoke Brewing Company
BentSpoke Brewing Co is a local brewery founded by Champion Australian brewer Richard Watkins and Tracy Margrain, both keen cyclists. Since opening its doors in 2014 it has gone from strength to strength, winning international awards and opening a production scale brewery here in Canberra Pedal Power ACT is pleased to have the support of BentSpoke Brewing in providing the fit out for our chill out zone at the Fitz’s Challenge event hub, and in supplying quality local beer for our finishing riders.