Devils Elbows

Devils Elbows

Good Friday Charity Ride

"The Crucifix" Mt Dandenong

Start: The Basin Reserve
Time:  7:00am
Distance:  78km
Elevation:  2,370m
Duration:  At your own pace
Route: "The Crucifix" 


    The order will be to do the four climbs "clockwise" starting with 1 in 20. 

    The full route on Strava is available here:

    1. Up The 1 in 20 (6.8 km @ 4%)
         then through Olinda and up to Sky High then down to Montrose
    2. Up Inverness Road (2.5km @ 9.1%)
         then down through Sassafrass, Sherbrooke & Kallista to Monbulk
    3. Up The Wall (5.2 km @ 5.7%)
         then down through Ferny Creek to Upper Ferntree Gully 
    4. Up The Devil’s Elbow (5.5 km @ 6.9%)
         then down the 1 in 20 to finish

    We like the The Climbing Cyclist for a detailed descriptions of all the climbs

    CycleHosts "The Crucifix" route

    CycleHosts "The Crucifix" route

    Elevation profile of The Crucifix with Sky High after 1 in 20

    Elevation profile of The Crucifix with Sky High after 1 in 20


    We would love you to take a pic at Sky High Mt Dandenong on one of your ascents and post it to our Facebook event page.  
    Please tag any photos with @cyclehosts and @GoodFriAppeal and use the hashtags #GoodFridayAppeal#cyclehosts and  #goodfridaycharityride  


    Not up for the full thing?

    No problem!  1 in 20 is a lovely climb which is manageable by most cyclists and a great intoduction to the Dandenongs.  Join our support crew at the top and cheer on your fellow riders.  We can also recommend some other roads and climbs in the area.


    Want More?

    Sure! Go for The Super Crucifix! To claim this you must go to Sky High four (4!) times - once after after each climb.  This is approximately 101km and 3100m vertical.  The Strava route is available here:



    A support vehicle will be at the start and then up the top near Sassafrass with water, Hot Cross Buns to keep you energised and music.  There will be photos taken as you go through which you can download later in the day.  Smile! 


    Ride Cost

    The cost of the ride is $5 plus a donation of your choice to the Royal Children's Hospital Good Friday Appeal.
    Wristbands must be collected at the start.

    Donate and Join the Ride