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The Brigadoon Super Challenge has both 50km and 100km options.

Cycling event takes in Swan Valley scenery

A brand new cycling event is being launched next month in Brigadoon that offers two options for cyclists and takes in the Swan Valley and Gidgegannup landscapes.

The Brigadoon Super Challenge was launched after WestCycle’s popular Dams Challenge event, due to happen this month, was cancelled due to COVID restrictions.

“This event often attracts over 1600 riders who take on the challenge of the 2 Dams, 3 Dams and 5 Dams challenges,” event manager Alex Blanksby said.

“Unfortunately, due to the impact of COVID-19 and circumstances outside of WestCycle’s control the 2022 event was cancelled.

“We didn’t want our riders training and hard work to go to waste so we have worked hard to develop a brand new event called the Brigadoon Super Challenge.”

Taking place on May 29, the event features a 100km course looping riders through the Swan Valley before climbing out into the Gidgegannup Valley followed by the scenery of Brigadoon.

The event factors in over 2000m of elevation, as well as the exciting King and Queen of the Mountain challenges.

The event will also offer a 50km course (600m elevation) for those wanting to take on the Brigadoon Challenge.

“The Brigadoon Super Challenge event is a challenge like no other!” Mr Blanksby said.

“With more than 2000m elevation spanning 100km, riders will be pushing themselves to their limit to overcome this test.

“The picturesque course, which takes in the beautiful tree tops within the Gidgegannup Valley, the views of the Bells Rapids and the many vineyards that the Swan Valley portrays also makes this ride extremely unique and popular amongst riders.”

The event is not a road race and organisers encourage all riders with an interest on challenging their mental and physical stamina to take on the challenge head on.

For more information head to www.westcycle.org.au

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