It's the original Smiddy Challenge ... and the best! 

Register your interest today for 2020.

Deserted outback highways, warm country towns and stunning ranges—just some of what's in store for you as part of the 2020 Bottlemart Smiddy Challenge peloton.
You'll take on an epic adventure, cycling 1600 km from Brisbane to Townsville with mates old and new; and you'll raise vital funds for cancer research at Mater. 

It's a life-affirming experience and we want you to be a part of it.

“The most amazing experiences can happen when you’re out on the road. Magic can happen.”
- Dave “Stinky” Colahan; Smiddy rider since 2011

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What can you expect?

Our events are safe, fun and professionally run by a team of dedicated and experienced cycling event operators.

You pedal and we do the rest. 

As part of your registration fee we take care of all your accommodation and meal requirements; we have experienced front, rear and mechanic support vehicle drivers supporting the peloton; experienced ride leaders within the group; UHF communications between support vehicles and ride leaders; a full catering crew; and daily laundry and luggage transfer

Training and Fundraising Support

We're passionate cyclists committed to our cause of funding cancer research. We'll be there every step of the way to assist you with both the physical and fundraising preparations needed to take on the Bottlemart Smiddy Challenge. 

You can download the rider information pack here

The details

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28 Aug—5 Sep 2020 $1295

*Payment plans available. Contact Christian Killeen or 1800 440 155

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Who will you ride for?

You never realise how precious time is, until it runs out. 

It's something Smiddy rider—and our mate—Serge knows only too well. 

He and his wife Emma had just started dating in 2013 when Emma received a terminal melanoma diagnosis.

Serge and Emma set about to make a life-time of memories. And thanks to advances in cancer treatments, they were able to turn those initial three months into three beautiful years; before Emma sadly passed away in 2017, aged just 25.

"Cancer research gave Emma more treatment options, more options gave her more time—time to get a puppy, to buy our own home and to raise more awareness—more time gave us more memories."

Register your interest today

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Meet our partners

Thank you to our partners. We couldn't do it without you!

The Mater Foundation is registered as a charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission ABN 96723184640.