31OctAll DayTour de GracetownA beautiful ride through the iconic Margaret River regionGracetownState:WADiscipline:RoadTerrain:UndulatingDistance:41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Charity,Recreational
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
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 working on the previous years, with a series of three loops. 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. The mid point and finish line is at the Juniper estate, about 10km north of Gracetown instead of returning to Gracetown.
Again there is a shorter 60km, 90km and a longer 120km version, with the longer rides doing a second loop 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.