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.
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 course...watch 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.
The course is suitable for Cyclocross, Gravel and Mountain Bikes, although if you're feeling particularly adventurous you can bring your Road Bike too.
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 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|
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