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Below the Belt Pedalthon – Melbourne

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Help us defeat testicular, prostate, bladder and kidney cancer by riding or supporting the Melbourne Below the Belt Pedalthon on Sunday 17 March 2019 at Sandown Racecourse, Springvale, Victoria.

Whether you are an avid cyclist, new to the sport or just looking for a challenge, come out and ride to help those living with urogenital cancers and to improve outcomes for the next generation.

How to enter the Below the Belt Pedalthon – Melbourne

  1. 3 Hrs

    Bike 3h
    AUD $180–AUD $600
    Event passed
  2. 1 Hrs

    Bike 1h
    AUD $150
    Event passed

Below the Belt Pedalthon – Melbourne routes

Race Format

At the iconic Sandown Racecourse

  • Teams of up to 4 or individuals will be challenged to ride as many laps of the course as possible in 3 hours (open race)
  • The family challenge is opened to teams of up to 4 or individuals to ride as many laps of the course as possible in 1 hour
  • Sprint challenge – fastest 2 laps


Event Details

What’s Included

Package highlights

  • Breakfast on arrival (from 7am – 8.30am)
  • Coffee and refreshments
  • Jersey (or t-shirt for children)
  • Day pass insurance
  • Supporter page
  • Massage therapists
  • Post race lunch and awards presentation
  • Prizes
  • Entertainment and more!
  • Complimentary 2019 Pedalthon jersey and t-shirts for children
Raceday Logistics

Event Details

Sunday 17 March 2019

  • 7.00am – 7.45am: Registration and breakfast
  • 7.45am: Safety and event briefing
  • 8.00am – 11.00am: Open race (most laps in 3 hours)
  • 11.05am – 12.05pm: Family challenge (most laps in 1 hour) *open race riders are welcome to stay on the track
  • 12.15pm – 12.45pm: Sprint competition (fastest 2 laps)
  • 12.45pm: BBQ lunch and awards presentation


Sandown Racecourse, 591 – 659 Princes Highway, Springvale, VIC, 3171. Sandown is approximately 25 kilometres south east of the city centre.


Most laps completed in 3 hours (open race) or 1 hour (family challenge)


  • Teams of up to 4 riders
  • Individual riders
  • Family teams of up to 4 riders


Kit List

What you need to bring

  • Road bicycle in good working condition (see below for further information)
  • Australian approved bike helmet
  • Sunscreen
  • Wet weather gear and a change of clothes
  • Specific food and drink you believe will help you through the day

How are you helping?

All funds raised will benefit ANZUP Cancer Trials Group in their efforts to improve treatments and outcomes for those affected by urogenital cancers.

It can be challenging to obtain initial funding to move a concept through to being a viable clinical trial. That is why the Below the Belt Research Fund has been established: to move new ideas into the next evolutionary phase and ultimately completion.

Fundraising efforts from the Pedalthon has provided 18 medical researchers’ funds for their successful projects. These projects are crucial to improve treatments and outcomes for those living with these cancers.

What bike can I ride?

  • All types of road / mountain / hybrid / cycle cross / fixed wheel bikes are allowed.
  • Anyone wishing to ride on anything outside the norm will need formal approval and should contact [email protected]

All riders must wear a cycling jersey or for children an event t-shirt (provided as part of your registration).


For non Cycling Victoria members, a silver day pass will be issued upon registration


  • Most number of laps (open race and family) by individual or team
  • Fastest lap by individual male / female (open race)
  • Sprint challenge
  • Highest fundraiser – team
  • Highest fundraiser – individual
  • Best dressed – team
  • Best dressed – individual


Prizes and medals will be awarded to the winners

Below the Belt Pedalthon – Melbourne weather forecast

Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

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