3 different gravel events in Canberra with 3 distinct flavours culminating in our inaugural Gravel Championships for 2020.
Welcome to the final round! Who will be ACT Gravel Champion?
The formula is the same...different lengths to cater for different abilities. As usual the event will be catered reflecting the relaxed nature of Gravel Cycling.
To be eligible for Championship medals, you must enter with a Cycling Australia Race licence. CA Ride and equivalent MTBA licences are welcomed for the timed participation categories.
The ACT Championship Age Categories to be contested in the Championship Event include:
Everyone is welcome. Come and have fun!
As per the volunteer roster
Food and coffee will be available at the event.
Located at Blue Range Hut, Uriarra Picnic Area or the Cotter
Course start/finish is the intersection of Bullock Paddock Road and Brindabella Road.
Limited parking is available at the start finish area. Please park in a safe location well off the road.
The course features some of the best gravel roads Canberra has to offer. The highlights include Sinclairs Circuit, with spectacular Cotter Dam views, Old Mine Road Climb, and Sherwood Forest with the remnants of the old Sherwood station.
A mid point fuel stop will be available with coffee and food.
Toilets are available at Blue Range Hut. Riders must leave the course, and return the way they came.
Riders are all requested to load the course into their GPS. If you are unsure how to do this, please contact the organisers for assistance. Signage and arrows will be limited.
You will encounter closed gates. Some of the roads are in the Lower Cotter Catchment Area which is a protected area with no vehicle access allowed. Special approvals have been granted to allow the event, but on the condition that the gates stay shut.
Roads are open to the public and riders are required to keep left at all times. **Some of the course is 2-way cycling traffic, **and a short section of the course requires you to cross Uriarra Rd. As always, take great care on the roads, obey all traffic rules, and don’t sacrifice safety for the sake of 2 seconds saved.
It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct licence for your category.
To be eligible to compete in the ACT Gravel Championship event, you are required to have a Cycling Australia Race Licence (no other licences are eligible for this category).
Day ‘racing’ licences are no longer offered by Cycling Australia. They now offer a Race - One Week option if you don’t want to take out a monthly or a yearly licence.
For the other categories, Cycling Australia Ride or MTBA equivalent licences will be accepted.
The course is suitable for Cyclocross, Gravel and Mountain Bikes, although if you're feeling particularly adventurous you can bring your Road Bike too.
Some sections are rocky...some are smooth.
In short, ride whatever you want, but gearing will help with some of the hills. And while the roads are in great condition, a road bike would be hard work.
The 2020 Winter Road season is run by volunteers from the CCC and VCC. This season volunteers will be recognised with free entry to all eligible events in the Winter Road Calendar.
Click here for full details and to nominate to volunteer.
Final start times will be posted to the Start List or here on EntryBoss once entries close.
Exact times will be reviewed on the day depending on numbers and weather conditions.
Be sure to confirm your start time at check-in.
To manage our responsibilities we have organised the event into the following sessions.
When you register please select the group that is the best fit for you.
Please adhere to these timings on the day.
|Session||Check-in||Rider Briefing||Roll away|
|1||9.30 - 9.45||9.50||10.00am|
|2||9.45 - 10.00||10.05||10.10am|
|3||10.00 - 10.15||10.20||10.25|
|4||10.15 - 10.30||10.35||10.40|
By entering online, riders agree that they have read, understood and accept the Canberra Cycling Club ‘Event risk and acknowledgement waiver’ as set out below.
Vikings Cycling Club \ Matt Dyne, VCC President