The Bullsheet

Sat 27 Oct to Mon 29 Oct '07, annual longer weekend pilgrimage to Canberra:

*      215km Fitz's Epic Challenge;

*      165km Fitz's Classic; or 

*       96km Tharwa Challenge

Click on latest update from Pedal Power ACT "Fitzís Cycle Challenge".

Canberra's premier randonnee 'Fitz's Classic' will again be presented by Pedal Power ACT on Sunday, 28 Oct, ably presented by Audax ACT Region members. Fitz's Classic is held in the scenic terrain in the foothills of the Brindabella mountain range SW of Canberra - second only to the 200km Audax Alpine Classic for patronage by ardent endurance cyclists.

The below five Muggs cyclists are driving to Canberra this Sat. to ride the 165km Fitz's Classic starting at 7:30 AM from Stromlo Forest Park cycling facility - 2,600m of climbing Thru the last '90s Muggaccinos regularly made the annual pilgrimage to complete the former 150km Fitz's Challenge route where we always stayed at Victor Lodge Guest House and dined at the plethora of fine restaurants at nearby Kingston Square

*        Hugh aka Wellington,

*        Tony aka Samurai,

*        Arno aka The Kaiser

*        Terry P. aka Navigator

*        Todd S aka I.T. Nerd

They welcome an e-mail from others who may also want to visit our National Capital.  Experienced Audax campaigner, Jean E aka DishPig, who has completed several 200km Audax rides, may be another starter. 

If you are also keen, e-mail and your name and e-mail address will be included herein to facilitate all interested Muggs' cyclists maximizing their trip to this year's Fitz's.

As is customary, you can book good digs at Victor Lodge at around $90 p/n twin share with b'fast or the adjoining Motel Monaro (02) 6295.7777 ph (4km SE of centre of Canberra) 29 Dawes St, Kingston (02) 6295.2466 fax.


Fitz's covers the same roads used for the prestigious annual 'Canberra Tour' race. Pedal Power ACT contains more experienced endurance climbers than any other cycle club in Australia.  If you have aspirations to test yourself against the best, Fitz's Classic is not to be missed - the recently introduced 207km Fitz's Epic Challenge with approx 3,850m of climbing, contains the really challenging ride up the Corin Dam Rd, is noticeably more difficult. Start and finish at the new Stromlo Forest Park cycle track.




Target time

             Entry Fee

To 22 Oct

Ride Day

Fitzís Epic 207 km 06:30 12.5 hr $40 $50
Fitzís Classic 165 km 07:30 10.0 hr $40 $50
Tharwa Challenge 105 km 08:30 6.0 hr $35 $45
Tidbinbilla Challenge 49 km 09:00 3.5 hr $25 $35



In the mean time, -


*        Register as a Climber in KOMpm King of the Mountain performance measurement and discover 58 marvelous KOM Climbs across Greater Sydney and Illawarra; and


*        read the Bullsheet for the annual pilgrimage to Mecca for the 2008 Audax Alpine Classic and suss out other cyclists who want to visit Bright Vic. for 6 days this coming Australia Day long w'end in January '08 to climb many of the marvelous mountains in the Victorian Alps.

Or visit Pedal Power ACT and click on "Fitz's Challenge ONLINE entry" under the "Latest News".


Further information:
* Telephone: 6248 7995 or 0418 278 466
* E-mail:

Road directions to digs at Victor Lodge

After driving due south to Canberra, cross Lake Burleigh Griffin and almost immediately turn R into State Circle and take 2nd L into Brisbane Ave, and shortly veer R into Wentworth Ave, and after passing Eyre Ave take next R into Dawes Ave with Victor Lodge on RHS - park on LHS of Victor Lodge.

If you are interested in participating in this marvelous annual endurance ride and site-seeing Canberra in late Spring

Let Scribe know or e-mail any/all of Arno, Tony, Hugh or Terry listed above.  Scribe will create a list of attendees on this page so you can co-ordinate transport and Saturday arvo sightseeing and Sat night din dins.

Scribe    last updated 22 Oct 2007