How It Works

Challenge yourself to get on your bike or spin bike this October and ride to fight kids' cancer!

The concept is simple, you set yourself a personal riding goal of kilometres to pedal in October and ride throughout the month to achieve your target, tracking your progress online through your personal profile page.

All ages. All fitness levels. Any location across Australia.

Your riding goal could be 10km or 1,000km. There's no miniimum. It's your challenge, ride it your way.

All you need to do is log your kilometres throughout October via our FREE app, Strava, MapMyRide, your own personal GPS device or manually through your profile page.

Here's a little more information about how it works...

1. Set yourself a riding goal

Sign up and set yourself a target of kilometres to ride for the month of October as your personal cycling challenge to fight kids' cancer.

Your target could be to ride 10km200km or 2,000km, the main thing is to challenge yourself, have some fun and achieve your personal fitness goals.

2. Start your challenge

Start your challenge on October 1 with thousands of riders across the country. You can ride to work during the week, go for longer rides on the weekend or take on your own personal cycling challenge for a week or a month - it's up to you!

Note: You don't have to ride for the entire month (i.e. you might be away on holidays for a week). Just set yourself a realistic goal and ride to achieve it within the month.

3. Log your kilometres

Log your kilometres throughout the month for every ride you complete. You can log your KMs in the following ways:

The Great Cycle Challenge app

The Great Cycle Challenge app allows you to easily record your kilometres and will automatically add each ride straight onto your rider profile page (including the KMs ridden, date and journey).

The app is available on iPhone and Android.

Connecting to Strava or MapMyRide

If you already use Strava or MapMyFitness (which includes MapMyRide and MapMyRun) then you can simply connect your account to take part in the challenge.

  • Strava: To sync your Strava profile, visit the Ride Activity page of your Great Cycle Challenge dashboard and press the orange 'Strava Connect' button. 
  • MapMyFitness/Ride/Run: MapMyFitness/Ride/Run integration is also available and can be located on the Ride Activity page of your dashboard.

Your own GPS device

Already use a GPS enabled device like a Garmin to track your rides? No problem. You can upload your ride file to your Great Cycle Challenge account and have your rides (and KMs) added to your rider profile page.


If you are using a standard odometer or taking part in the Spin Bike Challenge, you can add your kilometres manually into your Great Cycle Challenge dashboard.

4. Track your progress

Once registered, you will receive your own profile page from which you can track your progress and ask your friends to support your challenge to fight kids' cancer! Your page will display each of your rides, the total kilometres you've ridden and your progress toward your target.

What are you waiting for? Sign up now for the 2017 Great Cycle Challenge today!