Forrest   |   Warrnambool

140+ KM

09 November 2024
Early bird entries opening soon
The Route

The Forrest Challenge – An Unparalleled Gravel Experience

Commencing in the charming township of Forrest, The Forrest Challenge offers riders an immersive experience into the wild heart of Victoria. As pedals start to turn, cyclists are enveloped by the towering embrace of the Otways’ forests, where the ancient trees stand tall, narrating tales of time. As the canopy thickens and the trail winds on, the ever-changing landscapes shift to the rhythmic dance of Heytesbury’s rolling hills, challenging every rider’s mettle.

But the journey doesn’t end amidst the green. The trail eventually breaks into vast, straight stretches that carve their way into the outskirts of Warrnambool. With every kilometre covered, the tantalising allure of the ocean grows stronger, until finally, the ride culminates on the picturesque Warrnambool foreshore. Here, amidst the gentle embrace of the waves, riders get a chance to reflect on a gravel experience that showcases parts of the Victorian countryside that remain untouched and unparalleled in any other cycling event. Truly, this is gravel riding like you’ve never known before.



Your Challenge Awaits

As the flag unfurls to signal the start, time sets into motion. The Forrest Course is not just about endurance; it’s about setting personal milestones and surpassing them. Whether the goal is to be the trailblazer of your age group or category or simply to triumphantly complete this formidable gravel challenge within the set timeframe, this course promises a sense of accomplishment and a deep connection to the land. Gear up, rise to the challenge, and let the untamed beauty of Victoria be your guide.

Entries are capped at 500.

(More details on time limits to be advised closer to the event date – weather and course conditions will determine the time limits)


140+ km







Max Grade


Forrest – Warrnambool

Start 8:30am - Forrest Caravan Park, Forrest

Finish Lake Pertobe, Warrnambool

Entry Categories

Women Elite / Sport 16-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+*

Men Elite / Sport 16-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+*

Entry Fees

$180 AusCycling Member

$190 Non Member


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