Get on your bike and get fit for childhood cancer research!

Fitz’s Challenge is not a cycle race, it’s more of an (*cough*) uphill battle. But don’t let that put you off. You’ll be in a fully supported environment. So grab your mates and choose one of the five courses below to put some bragging rights in your pannier. 

Event Information

Sunday, 29 October 2017
The Brindabella Range, ACT
5.30am for 6am start
255 km Fitz's Epic
5.30am for 6am start
210 km Fitz's Extreme
7am for 7.30am start
165 km Fitz's Classic
8am for 8.30am start
105 km Tharwa Challenge
8.30am for 9am start
50 km Tidbinbilla Challenge

The Kids' Cancer Project has been the official charity partner of Fitz's Challenge since 2009. Cyclists participating in the event have raised more than $333,000 to date for childhood cancer research. 

Event organisers Pedal Power ACT have created a diversity of courses to enable cyclists to choose the challenge most appropriate for their fitness level, while experiencing Canberra's picturesque countryside firsthand. 

Fitz's Challenge is an inclusive cycling event and open to riders 12 years and up (riders under 18 must be accompanied by an adult). 

The event is renowned for the amount of challenging, but achievable climbing required within each distance. The more advanced distances require participants to ride up Fitz's Hill as part of their course, which is how the event originally got its name. 

Conquering Fitz's will be the highlight of your year. Do it and be a hero for kids with cancer. 

Raise $150 and recieve one of The Kids' Cancer Project cycling jerseys. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register?
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Please click here to register today.
Where can I find out more information?
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For full details on Fitz’s Challenge, please visit
Where do funds raised go?
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Right now, we are funding 15 world-class research projects. Some of these projects include developing new drugs tailored to an individual child’s condition so that we can reduce, if not avoid, harmful side effects and improve their treatment; scholarships to support the career development of the most promising childhood cancer researchers; and clinical trials for some of the hardest to treat kids’ cancer types. Click here for full details on the research projects we fund.
Can you help me with fundraising ideas?
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Yes, we can provide you with a Fundraising Kit complete with ideas, tools and support materials to make your fundraising a great success. Simply create your fundraising page and we will be in touch soon after with all the tips and hints you need.
Who do I contact for more information?
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For more information, please contact Anne  on 1800 651 158 or email to

Looking for fundraising merchandise?

Adult Unisex Cycling Jersey - Coolmax Polyester/ Spandex
Adult Unisex Cycling Jersey - Coolmax Poly...
$79.95 incl postage and handling
Be a hero and make a difference for kids with cancer today!