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Just as we trialled last year, all THREE courses in 2014 will involve riding the INFAMOUS Australian National Road Cycling Course (although we will indicate a short cut option for those wishing to avoid the hills).
The three courses involve quiet undulating country roads with the 100km Thanks a Million Classic and the Power FM 85km Classic event involving the daunting Mt Egerton hill.
The course for the Power FM 85km Classic and the 100km Thanks a Million Classic both go through Gordon before the 100km course heads north into some of the most pristine riding anywhere in the country. All ride options come together in Dunnstown before re entering Ballarat for the return route up Macarthur Street followed by a clockwise ride around the lake back to the Cycle Classic Precint in Windmill Drive.
The 60km GMHBA Classic is a great course being suitable for the casual rider who would like to undertake an achievable ride. The option to shortcut the course to take out the Mt Buninyong hill and reduce this ride to 50km is also available. So dust off your bike and start training today for this great ride.
THE BALLARAT CYCLE CLASSIC IN EVERY RESPECT IS A CYCLING CHALLENGE
The rides start at Lake Wendouree at 8.30am
Cycle Classic Precinct, between the Rotunda and Adventure Playgrounds, Windmill Drive, Lake Wendouree
Ride ID & Jersey Collection: Cycle Classic Precinct, between the Rotunda and Adventure Playgrounds, Windmill Drive, Lake Wendouree
Saturday 15 February from 2pm till 4pm and
Sunday 16 February from 7.00am
The Cycle Classic is a non competitive mass participation ride; therefore there must be NO RACING
The Cycle Classic organising committee reserves the right to remove any participant from the course, should they consider their actions to be dangerous or not in keeping with the event guidelines.
Fundraising Challenge 2014
All riders are automatically entered into the fundraising challenge. Cyclists are challenged to raise money via sponsorship for the Fiona Elsey Cancer Research Institute, either as an individual or as part of a team. Once you have registered online, a link to your sponsor page will be forwarded to your nominated e-mail address. Pass this onto your family and friends and ask them to sponsor your ride.
Great prizes are on offer for individual and team fundraisers.