About the Challenge

​Great Cycle Challenge started in 2013, and after 11 years, the event has grown to become one of the biggest cycling events in Australia.

People of all ages, abilities and from every state across the country set themselves a personal riding goal and challenge themselves to pedal throughout October to fight kids’ cancer.

In 10 years, our community of 107,764 riders from all 6 states and 2 territories have ridden a total of 31,762,710km, and together we’ve raised $42,455,464 in support of research to develop better treatments and find a cure for childhood cancer.

Why? Because cancer is the largest killer of children from disease in Australia. Over 600 Australian children are diagnosed with cancer every year and sadly, 3 children die every week.

We're riding to give these kids the brighter futures they deserve, and we believe that any one individual can make their personal impact to fight cancer and save little lives.

So we’re calling on all Australians to get on their bikes this October and join our movement to kick cancer’s butt!

Great Cycle Challenge is a national Children's Medical Research Institute (CMRI) fundraising initiative held throughout the month of October.


Our vision is a world without cancer where all kids are living life, not fighting for it.