Training

Your Smiddy journey doesn’t begin at the start line… it begins now!

There’s no doubt that cycling is a physical challenge, so to help ensure you’re in fighting form we’ve put together some handy training guides to ensure you’re in tip-top shape for the ride.

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Download the training guide

Join our weekly Wednesday Smiddy river loop

For Brisbane based residents - every Wednesday at 5.30 am we roll out from Adam Smiddy Park, Park Road, Milton, for a 40 kilometre river loop ride, and returning by 7.00 am for the obligatory post-ride coffee.

Everyone is welcome to come along. We roll out in multiple groups to suit a variety of speeds and abilities.

View a map of the meeting point

Living outside of Brisbane?  We have many Smiddy cycling communities across Australia — send a message to the Mater Smiling for Smiddy Team and we'll link you up with other riders nearby. 

Exclusive Training Rides

As a member of Challenge Tasmania peloton, you’re invited to attend our exclusive training rides. We will send formal invites to the rides, but proposed dates are:

  • Sunday, 11 September 2022
    • Challenge Tasmania 40 km Kick off social ride
  • Sunday, 9 October 2022
    • 80 km Training Ride
  • Sunday, 6 November 2022
    • 80 km Training Ride
  • Sunday, 4 December 2022
    • 40 km Christmas River Loop
  • Sunday, 15 January 2023
    • 80 km Training Ride
  • Sunday, 5 February 2023
    • 110 km Training Ride (Course TBC)

Formal invitations outlining the course and times will be sent prior to each ride.