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)
This is the first time the National Capital Tour will include this participation category. Experience the best of race conditions and test yourself on the final 2.8km ascent to Mt. Majura – a road normally-closed from the bottom. Setting off just behind A Grade on their final lap, you will be the final group to arrive at the finish line. With some of Canberra’s best riders supporting you in the final kilometres and on the approach to the finish line, The National Capital Ride is set to be an unfogettable experience for the enthusiastic rider.
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.
As per the recent Cycling Australia announcement, riders will be able to use bikes with disc brakes at the National Capital Tour.
Distance: 21km Ride
Date: Sat. 23 September 2017
Where: Majura Winery, Lime Kiln Road, Majura ACT.