The ACT’s premier state open cycling event returns to the nation’s capital on the 23rd – 24th September 2017 with graded racing for all levels*. Experience Canberra’s number 1 road cycling event, which will this year be held on closed roads for all grades, and on courses that will give all types of riders a chance of success.
For the first time, the event will also include a separate entry-level ride category, held under the same closed-road conditions as the main event and open to all levels* – the National Capital Ride.
THE NATIONAL CAPITAL RIDE
Majura Winery to Mount Majura (21km) | Saturday 23rd September 2017
Ride the same course as the big race, under the same closed road conditions, finishing at the top of the Canberra’s highest inner-city peak.
The National Capital Ride will not be timed, but there will be plenty of competition on Strava!
National Capital Ride: $40
National Capital Ride: $20 (for Cycling Australia Ride or Race membership holders)
3 Stage Tour | 23-24 September 2017
Canberra’s highest level road race is back in 2017, racing brand new courses, and with closed roads for all grades.
We’re also happy to announce that Australian Federal Police have agreed to support the event, helping us to provide the best of racing conditions for everyone.
The National Capital Tour will feature live results. The results link will be available on the event website closer to the date.
National Capital Tour: $100**
* For the National Capital Ride, “all levels” means you are able to ride the event distance (21km) on a road bike, and can ride confidently with other cyclists around you. You should be able to ride up a hill at a rate of at least 550m /hr for about half an hour. This is roughly equivalent to a time of 25mins up Black Mountain or Mt. Ainslie, a time of 9mins up Red Hill or the Arboretum, or a time of 19mins up Mt. Stromlo.
* For the National Capital Tour, “all levels” means the following club race grades: Men’s A Grade, Men’s B Grade, Men’s C Grade, Men’s D Grade, Women’s A Grade, Women’s B Grade. Cycling Australia regulations apply, including the use of roadworthy rim brakes (disc brakes are still not permitted at this time), and a Australian Standard helmet.
** To enter the National Capital Tour, a Cycling Australia Race License is required (purchase here). This is not required for the the National Capital Ride.