February 14, 2011
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CycleSport Victoria is pleased to announce the course details for the 2011 Marysville Lake Mountain Challenge, as part of the Ventou Challenge Series. The 2011 edition of this event, set for Saturday 26th of February, gives participants the chance to tackle the tough Lake Mountain Climb. With entries closing Sunday 20th of February, you better get your entry in quick, or you'll miss your chance to ride with five time Olympic champion Shane Kelly OAM.
In its third year, the Marysville Lake Mountain Challenge will see the Event Village move to Gallipoli Park, in the heart of Marysville, providing an ideal base with ample parking and set on the banks of Steavenson’s river.
Both the 35km and 80km Course will send riders to Buxton via the picturesque Gould Memorial Drive, before heading to Narbethong along the Maroondah Highway. The course then returns the Marysville via a punishing climb, making the 35km course, not only the shortest, but the toughest in the Challenge Series. The 80km course also returns to Marysville before tackling the gruelling Lake Mountain Climb.
Both the 120km and 160km head to Buxton, before skirting the beautiful Cathedral Ranges State Park and heading to Alexandra. Riders will then face the testing Devil’s River climb, before being rewarded with breath-taking views of Victoria’s high country and Lake Eildon. After descending into Eildon, and across the dam wall, riders return to Marysville before those brave enough to tackle the 160km course begin the ascent of Lake Mountain.
The best part about participating in the 2011 Marysville Lake Mountain Challenge is $10 from every entry goes the CFA, to support their work in assisting the community in times of hardship, such as the recent floods to affect Northern Victoria.
Course Preview pictures can be viewed on the 2010/11 Ventou Challenge Series Facebook page, along with heaps of exclusive event information, and you can also go into the running to win heaps of cool prizes, just for joining!