Tour de Gracetown

November, 2018

03NovAll DayTour de GracetownThe only charity ride in the heart of the Margaret RiverGracetownState:WADiscipline:RoadTerrain:UndulatingDistance:41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Charity,Recreational

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Ride Details

The Tour de Gracetown is a one day charity ride in the heart of the Margaret River.

The Tour de Gracetown is held in the small town of Gracetown, in the heart of the Surf and Wine region of south-west Western Australia. It is about 250 km south west of Perth and is best accessed by car, which would take about 3 hours. This is a local charity ride to raise funds for local charities. All ‘feel good’ stuff.

This year’s edition of the Tour de Gracetown is a departure from the previous years, with a different finish location and removal of the busy Caves Road section.  The ride still starts from the Gracetown hall and will cross over Caves road and be in the northern half of the Vase region, right in among the grapes and the galleries. This time ending at the Juniper estate, about 10km north of Gracetown instead of returning to Gracetown.

Again there is a shorter 58km ride and a longer 108km version, with the longer ride doing a second lap of the northern undulations near Dunsborough.

There is a later start time to allow for those wanting to park at Juniper Wines, where you can then roll down the road to the start, from the Gracetown Hall.

From past experience of riding the Tour de Gracetown, expect the conditions to be variable. You might find a cool morning with some rain, with it warming up as the day progresses, maybe with a bit of a sea breeze to finish off. I’m sure you get the idea, layer up and ride responsibly.  Tour de Gracetown is not a race, but it is timed (how does that work?).

Take advantage of the Tour de Gracetown being held on a Saturday morning and explore the rest of the local area. Some riders will drive down that morning whilst others will make a real weekend of it. Why not, as there are lots of vineyards and boutique breweries to explore.

The weather in the Margaret River region is mild to temperate in November which is at the latter stages of spring. the range from about 10 through to 25 degrees. That chances of rain are small and would only be drizzle to 1mm. Check out the Bureau of Meteorology closer to the event. best to take a Gillet or light jacket for the cool start and any possible precipitation.

You’ll find other great rides, like the  Tour de Grace, in our online Cycling Event Calendar.

Is this ride on your bucket list? Why not create an online Bucket List and keep track of rides you really want to do.

Enjoy!

 

The Tour de Gracetown is a one day charity ride in the heart of the Margaret River.

Date

All Day (Saturday)

Location

Gracetown, WA

Gracetown

Organiser

Full Registration Price

$95, $110

Registration Closes

2 November 2018

Extra Information

  • Coffee available
  • Starts at the Gracetown Hall and finishes at Juniper Estate
  • Water
  • Food
  • Event Timing
  • SAG wagon
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