The Cradle Mountain Peaks Challenge in Tasmania has been named by Global Cycling Network one of six of toughest non competitive bike rides in the world. Approximately 400 riders started in freezing temperatures on Sunday 05 NOV 17 and rode over 230 kms and 4500m of climbing . The route went from Devonport to the Cradle Mountain National Park where snow had fallen the day before. Riders had to finish within 13 hours to qualify. PCR managed a credible 11 hours 40 mins all up despite some early trouble with his gears. He is now planning to complete his one remaining Peaks Challenge at Falls Creek in 2018.