The Hartley Ability Cycle Challenge 2017

The 18th annual Ability Cycle Challenge will be held from Friday 24th  to Monday 27th November.


Event Background

The Cycle Challenge is a unique, annual event, critical to supporting the work of Hartley Lifecare. The Challenge also provides a valuable link with the community and helps to raise awareness of people living with disability. Funds raised from this event support our ongoing work in providing residential, respite and community programs. The funds specifically help us further develop and expand the Assistive Technology Program including extending it to people in the Snowy Region; supports a respite bed, the transportation program, the recreation program and Hartley Brain Injury ACT.

The Ability Cycle Challenge is Hartley Lifecare’s major annual fundraiser. The Challenge is an on road cycling event held across two stages and over a total of four days, each stage is completed in three days. There are a maximum of 264 cyclists, with 132 per stage, riding for three continuous days from Canberra to Charlotte Pass and return. Participants complete more than 450kms of cycling and months of fundraising leading up to the event.

The success of the event is due to the efforts of the Teams who work tirelessly all year fundraising and training and the sponsors and volunteers who support them. We would like to sincerely thank all participants, volunteers and supporters of the event.

Thanks also to the:

  • NSW Police
  • Roads and Maritime Services
  • Cooma-Monaro Shire Council
  • Snowy River Shire Council
  • National Parks and Wildlife Service
  • Perisher
  • NSW Sport & Recreation Jindabyne
  • First Aid Services Australia


You can help a team reach their fundraising goal and in turn help a person with a disability in your community.

An Everyday Hero link will be provided here when fundraising commences.


To see photos from the event over the years, visit