Canberra Cycling Club
Gravel Grand Tour 2 - Stromlo

Sun, 20 Sep 2020
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Mon, 07 Sep 2020 9:00 AM AEST
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Sat, 19 Sep 2020 8:00 PM AEST
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Sat, 19 Sep 2020 8:00 PM AEST

Gravel GT 2



Due to the rapidly changing environment, we request that only local ACT residents attend our winter road events.

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 100 people total group size requirement, rider registrations are now limited to 100 total. No limits on grade size. First in best dressed.

Welcome to the Gravel Grand Tour

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

The second of the three-part series is happening on the 20th of September at 10am.

This will be a timed participation event and it’s fully catered. The 13km course has been set adjacent to Stromlo Forest Park. The event format is a 2 or 3 hour Criterium. Think of it as a bit like a dirty Kermesse.

If you are in the Challenge segment, your time is 2 hours to do as many laps as possible. For the faster folks, your time is 3 hours to complete your laps. As long as you start your last lap prior to the finish time, you are free to finish your last lap and it counts.

At the end, your lap count and finish time will be used to determine the results.

Event Information


Course start/finish is here on Uriarra Road.


Parking at the start is limited and riders are encouraged to park safely at the main Stromlo Forest Car park on Dave McInnes Road.


The course follows a 13km loop around the fire roads to the west of Stromlo Forest Park.

The first half rolls mostly down to the lowest point on the your speed on some of the descents. The second half is dominated by a climb to the southern most point before another flying descent through and old weather station.

The last section uses the fire road that’s appropriately called Terminal Velocity before looping back to the start...and off you go again!


Cycling Australia Ride or MTBA equivalent licences will be accepted for this event.

If you don't have a licence we suggest that you take out a monthly Ride or Ride Basic membership. From less than $10 a month, its 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.

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 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 - “All I can eat laps for 3 hours”
  2. Session 2 - “I’ll have had my fill of laps after 2 hours”

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

Please note

  • This is a challenging off-road course.
  • This is 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

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