If you like to spin a bike's wheels then head to Hobart in late September for the 2013 Caterpillar Underground Mining Tour of Tasmania.
While the name for the event might seem strange, make no mistake that this is one tough cycling challenge! It is part of Australia's Subaru National Road Series which happens across Australia, and is a men's only event. The women's equivalent event was held earlier in the year.
In this challenge, there are nine stages spread over seven days, beginning with a 17km time trial up Mt Wellington. This day also plays host to a colourful 5km long parade of the many cyclists taking part.
In the following days the race takes cyclists through of the most beautiful countryside in the world, providing the perfect contrast for the gruelling exertion cyclists face. Participants will finish up the challenge in Devonport – 543km later.
Weather can be unpredictable, so this competition is always full of excitement and one to watch for the ever-changing conditions and circumstances.
Many cyclists of formidable reputations cycle this event and many of its participants continue to become major players on the world stage.
Don't miss this unique event and head along to cheer on some of your favourite cyclists.