Traditionally anyone building strength to move up the racing grades, ride in the Tour of Bright or hit high form for the summer racing season uses the Alpine Assault training camp as an annual trip to the mountains – not to be missed. Over the three days, SKCC club riders climb some of the major peaks in the Victorian alpine region, as well as having the opportunity to participate in a climbing/descending skill refresher with a champion > Mt Hotham & Mt Buffalo.

These rides are all ‘out-and-back’ routes from the Bright central departure point with a daily pre-ride format, tips, regroup points and danger points to watch for, all spelled out by SKCC Olympian and ClubPRO advisor Rob Crowe at 3 Ridewiser Ride Briefings.

Exclusive to SKCC members 
Fri-Sat-Sun in mid-November.

Fri: 2pm
Conditioning ride and skills refresher
Sat: 8:45am
Mt Hotham summit & return by 2.00pm, 100km
Sun: 8:45am
Mt Buffalo summit & return by 12.30pm, 80km

NOTE: Advanced CAT1 strength-building alpine rides require minimum 4 weeks of training preparation with a major hill-climb ride each weekend.
Riders must have a current St Kilda Cycling Club license to participate.

Riders attending are recommended to be of SKCC D Grade level fitness (or Ridewiser Ability Level 1 – 8 out of 10).
Ride Briefing notes and meeting point details are emailed to all EVENT REGISTERED riders 48hrs prior to the Friday.

Weather and other ride info updates are posted on www.twitter.com/ridewiser in the final 24hrs prior to the start
Check the SKCC newsletters for booking details or go to www.ridewiser.com.au and look for the “Road Rides” tab to register.

: Riders are to organise their own travel, acommodation & meals.


These camps are held during April each year (postponed to October for 2017) and are an eye-opening weekend of road riding action. You will learn to focus on the things that matter as you take on the challenge of the extraordinarily scenic and adventurous terrain of the Strzelecki Ranges. The weekend is specifically designed for advanced beginners thru’ to intermediate cyclists (C-D Grade – not elite) and is also suitable for recreational cyclists who are looking to improve their bike skills and handling.

Exclusively for SKCC members and limited to 40 people, these camps are run by former Olympian Rob Crowe from Ridewiser Consultancy along with volunteers from the SKCC committee and other experienced SKCC members. This is also a great way for new riders and members to meet other SKCC members who share your passion for cycling!


“I became such a better rider in the shortest amount of time!”
Andrew McGrath SKCC Member, 2011 Inverloch Challenger

This famous quote is becoming a routine feedback line after each year’s running of the ever-popular Ridewiser Inverloch Challenger weekend for St.Kilda Cycling Club members. Running for more than10 years, this camp and the brilliant Gippsland scenery and unquestionably adventurous riding courses are not to be missed. Riders consistently receive technical, training and personal cycling advice from our expert Ridewiser Instruction Team, both on-road during the skills sectors or over meals and social times throughout the weekend.

Some riders spend 6-12 months preparing to qualify for entry, while others return 2 or 3 times to hone their skills as they climb the cycling ability ladder.
The weekend is capped at just 40 riders for 2017 and remains a restricted event to SKCC Members only.


Info & Bookings SKCC-Ridewiser Inverloch Challenger


Photo Collection SKCC-Ridewiser Inverloch Challenger



For questions about this training camp, please contact:


SKCC Training Director – training@skcc.com.au

Ridewiser Administration – on (03) 9534 7785 or admin@ridewiser.com.au


See you in Inverloch!




Rob Crowe – SKCC ClubPRO