Australia offers some of the best cycling destinations, with beautiful scenery and sometimes challenging terrain. Despite what our country offers, many of us are guilty of riding on the same roads over and over again. To help us along, this list details some of the best cycling events that will be held this year. It’s time to venture out and get involved, explore new sights and maybe help out a charity at the same time.
- Spring Cycle | 15 October 2017 | Sydney
Whether you are a beginning or a pro-cyclist, the Spring Cycle has a ride for you. Ranging from 10km to 105km and everything in between, the rides provide an opportunity to ride through some of the most historical sights in Sydney. The Spring Cycle rides through the Cahill Expressway, the Rocks, Parramatta Park and Sydney Olympic Park. The best part, there will be no cars in sight!
To find out more or to register, go to Spring Cycle‘s website.
- L’Étape Australia | 2 December 2017 | Snowy Mountains
Have you ever wanted to experience what it feels like to complete a Tour de France stage? The L’Étape Australia is a unique road cycle event that provides an experience as close to riding in the Tour de France for an amateur. Staged in the Snowy Mountains on 160km of fully closed roads and run under professional Tour de France Race conditions, the route includes a 350m Sprint section and two challenging King of the Mountain sections.
To find out more or to register, go to L’Étape Australia‘s website.
- Bowral Classic | 22 October 2017 | Bowral
The Bowral Classic has a course for all levels, offering a 160km, 120km and 50km loop. The Classic will test the rider with short steep climbs, long flat sections, rolling hills and beautiful descents. Riders competing in the 160km and 120km loops will be timed and have the chance to compete in a unique competition.
To find out more or to register, go to The Bowral Classic‘s website.
- Gears and Beers | 1 October 2017 | Wagga Wagga
Gears and Beers has something for everyone, encouraging mums, dads, children, current cycle enthusiasts, beginners and business challenge participants to get involved. Riders traverse along the beautiful landscape and finish to a Craft Beer and Cider festival in the afternoon. A great reward for a great ride!
To find out more or to register, go to Gears and Beer‘s website.
- MS Sydney to the Gong | 5 November 2017 | Sydney to Wollongong
For 36 years, tens of thousands of cyclists have hit the road in this legendary ride from Sydney to Wollongong to raise funds for people living with multiple sclerosis. Both the long and the short courses take you through spectacular scenery as you make your way through the Royal National Park, enjoy incredible views from Stanwell Tops, pedal over the breathtaking Sea Cliff Bridge and cross the finish line in Wollongong amongst a backdrop of sun, sand and surf.
To find out more or to register, go to MS Sydney to the Gong‘s website.