Canberra Cycling Club
Gravel Grand Tour 3 - The Champs!

Sun, 25 Oct 2020
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Gravel GT 3 - The Champs!


For the latest advice refer to the travel advisories from the ACT Government and your state or territory government.

By registering for this event you agree to act in accordance with these requirements.

To allow us to remain under the 200 people total group size requirement, rider registrations are now limited to 200 total. No limits on grade size. First in best dressed.

Welcome to the Gravel Grand Tour 3

3 different gravel events in Canberra with 3 distinct flavours culminating in our inaugural Gravel Championships for 2020.

The Champs!

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.

  • Championship Event: 65km, 1500vm - all the scenic bits
  • Long Timed Participation Event: see above (no medal options)
  • Shorter Timed Participation Event: 41km, 1000vm - lots of scenic bits (no medal options)
  • ‘Come and Try’ Event: 18km, 300vm - lots of gravel (no medal options)

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:

  • Men and Women, U17, U19, U23, Elite, Masters 1 - 9

Event Information


  • ACT Gravel Championship Event (long course only)
  • Timed Participation Events (Long, Shorter, ‘Come and Try’).

Everyone is welcome. Come and have fun!

Event Staff

As per the volunteer roster

Course Links

Venue Info

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.

If you don't have a ride licence we suggest that you take out a monthly Ride or Ride Basic membership. From less than $10 a month, it is the most cost-effective way to get third party insurance.


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.

Everyone's welcome!

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.

Event Schedule

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.

  1. Session 1 - ACT Gravel Championships (all categories start together)
  2. Session 2 - Long Event
  3. Session 3 - Short Event
  4. Session 4 - Come and Try

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

Please note

  • This is a challenging off-road course.
  • This is a BOTH a championships race AND a timed participation event.
  • Riders must register via Entryboss prior to the event.
  • No late entry or entries on the day.
  • Riders must be present for the brief prior to roll away
  • Please present your helmet including an approved helmet sticker at sign-on

Scratching and Cancellation

  • Scratching - Scratching is a self-serve, automated refund via EntryBoss if withdrawing within scratching cut-off.
  • Event Cancellation - Riders will be provided with a full refund if the event is cancelled for any reason.

Event Risk and Acknowledgement Waiver

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.

  1. I understand, acknowledge and accept that cycling is an inherently dangerous sport, which may result in serious injury or death from a collision, fall, mechanical failure, physical exertion or other incident.
  2. I voluntarily participate in this event at my own risk.
  3. I waive any rights I may otherwise have against Canberra Cycling Club, the event promoter and their agents and representatives relating to, and agree they are not responsible for, any loss or damage resulting from my participation in the event, including any loss that may arise from death or injury to myself or others, or damage to any property.
  4. I agree to follow the directions of any event organiser or official and the Cycling ACT Technical Regulations, a copy of which is available on the Cycling ACT website.
  5. If the participant in this event is under 18 years of age, I warrant that I am a parent or guardian of the participant and agree for myself and the participant that I provide the acknowledgements, agreements and waiver set out above in respect of the participant.

Contact Information

Vikings Cycling Club \ Matt Dyne, VCC President

Entry prices

Online pricing:

Regular Entries
Come & Try