Are you up to the challenge?

The Jayco Albury Wodonga Lake Hume Cycle Challenge is back with an all-new ride that is as challenging as it is breathtaking.

The Hustle comprises 1800m of elevation over 114km, as it navigates the four main “gaps” around Lake Hume.

It will be the longest of five rides to be offered at the Lake Hume Cycle Challenge which has moved to the new date of Sunday, February 11, 2024.

Organising committee chair David Dow said the hustle was the “ultimate challenge” that was reminiscent of the Granya Grind, last offered in 2020.

“We’ve introduced the hustle as a result of popular demand,” Mr Dow said.

“Some riders wanted something more challenging than the 78km Bethanga Beast, which has been our biggest ride the last couple of years.

“We think we’ve delivered with the hustle making gruelling climbs up Bryant’s Gap Road, Georges Creek Road Gap, Talgarno Gap and Kurrajong Gap lookout.

“It also makes the spectacular journey across the Hume Dam wall, Bethanga Bridge and finishes at the water’s edge at Ebden Reserve.”

Registrations are now open for the Lake Hume Cycle Challenge, organised by the Rotary clubs of Albury North and Bellbridge-Lake Hume.

In addition to the 114km hustle, the challenge will offer four distances from the 14km Kiewa River Family Ride to the 78km Bethanga Beast.

All will be centred on the High Country Rail Trail and offer spectacular water and mountain views.

New merchandise is also available so you can look the part.

Proceeds of the cycle challenge go towards the Wellness Centre within the Albury Wodonga Regional Cancer Centre, with more than $225,000 raised since 2013.

To register, or find out more information, click here.