Bathurst Cycling Classic

March, 2020

14MarAll Day15Bathurst Cycling ClassicA weekend of cycling that is not to be missed!BathurstState:NSWDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Gran-fondo,Race,Recreational

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The Bathurst Cycling Classic is a premier weekend of Criterium racing, Hill Climb Championships and the UCI qualified B2B Gran Fondo.

The Bathurst Cycling Classic is a series of cycling events held over days. This event has been dubbed the ‘Cycling Miracle of NSW‘ by Bicycling Australia magazine.

The event is based in the heritage town of Bathurst, about 200km or a 3 hour drive west of Sydney. Bathurst is easily accessible by plane, trains, bus and by car.

There are 3 events being held over this exciting weekend.

The Saturday events include a Criterium Race and the NSW Hill Climb Championships. The Criterium takes place in the streets of Bathurst CBD with a race around the picturesque Kings Parade and surrounding streets. The Hill Climb’s  4.1 km course starts in Harris Park and finishes in Sulman and Reid Parks, at the top of the famous Mount Panorama race track. A  very unique experience. If you wish to give the Hill Climb a crack, you will need to register for the 110km  B2B (Blaney to Bathurst) event and be a member of Cycling Australia.

The main event for the Bathurst Cycling Classic is held on Sunday, with the B2B Blayney to Bathurst.  This is a UCI Gran Fondo World Series event and is only one of three UCI Gran fondo races in Australia. Which means that if you want to qualify for the UCI, you can attend this event as a race and compete in your age category. You can still do this ride as a recreational cyclist, with a staggered start based on your nominated average speed.

There are 2 distances for the B2B Blayney to Bathurst: 110km and 70km. Riders on both courses will be treated to race-like conditions, with riders setting off in waves, based on estimated average speed across the fully closed road course. Whilst both rides start and finish in the same location, the two courses differ in length and difficulty.

Entry for UCI qualification is with the longer 110 km course (unless you’re an Elite Wave rider). With a 1100 metres of elevation gain, the event starts in Blayney. You’ll then head south towards Trunkey Creek, continuing north along the rolling Trunkey Road towards Georges Plain, before deviating from the short course again to take in a loop down to Rockley Mount. From here you’ll then head North to Perthville where you’ll rejoin the 70km riders before heading back to Mount Panorama.

The shorter 70 km course is a recreational ride where riders are assembled in indicative average speeds and released again. The event also starts in Blayney, heading South towards Hobbys Yard. From here the 70km rides will splinter off and take a more direct route to Bathurst through Newbridge and Perthville.

A very unique finish is the event village location at the Mount Panorama pit complex. The Event Village for the Bathurst Cycle Classic has a host of street food, and coffee, wine, craft beer and cider stalls on site is as well as live music.

If you’re concerned about how to get out there, there is a bus service transporting riders and bikes from Bathurst to Blayney in the morning and then again in the evening Bathurst to Blayney.

You’ll find other cycling events, like the Bathurst Cycling Classic, in our online Cycling Event Calendar.

Enjoy!

 

The Bathurst Cycling Classic is a premier weekend of Criterium racing, Hill Climb Championships and the UCI qualified B2B Gran Fondo.

Date

14 March - 15 March

Location

Bathurst, NSW

Bathurst

Extra Information

  • Water
  • Food
  • SAG Wagon
  • Mechanic
  • Medic
  • Event Village
  • Additional $20 charge for Non Cycling NSW members
  • Bus Transfer available, $20
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