Not ready for racing just yet? Why not ride with a former pro

As a special addition to the York Cycling Festival, we’re holding a 54km participation Gran Fondo on the road circuit, which will be chaperoned by former professional Travis Meyer.  The 28-year-old won the Australian National Road Race Championships in 2010 and has ridden the Vuelta a España. This is a great opportunity to ride and mingle with a former professional rider.

Welcome to the York Cycling Festival – Presented by the Shire of York

If you enjoyed the regional feel of the Goldfields Cyclassic, you’ll love the York Cycling Festival, a two day tour and your weekend on wheels.  

Saturday 2nd September includes the Agricultural Show at the Show Grounds, the local hospitality at the Saturday evening dinner with a very special guest host. There will also be a Fun Family festival on the Sunday following all the action of the criterium. 
Join us for the ultimate Father’s Day weekend in the  beautiful Avon Valley, the York Cycling Festival is the perfect mix of time away with family and friends, leisure and of course riding. Picturesque York is just 90 minutes from Perth, experience an awesome weekend with us at the inaugural York Cycling Festival – presented by the Shire of York.
We’re pleased to announce that riders can now register for just single days of the York Cycling Festival, Day one on Saturday 2nd September: King and Queen of the Mountain Prologue and the Road Race or Sunday 3rd September: The Town Centre Critierum. Of course you can still enter the entire festival (all three stages) which is the best value for money.

You will need a “3 Race membership”  or full racing membership to cover you if you do the full York Cycling Festival. Please select “Non Racing Member” and a three race membership will be included in your entry fee ($51.20).


  • A – Men and Women
  • B – Men and Women
  • C – Men and Women
  • D – Men and Women
  • Masters 40 -49
  • Masters 50+

Two days, three stages

Saturday  2nd September

  • Stage 1 – 3km King and Queen of the Mountain: Mount Brown Hill Climb
  • First riders off at 9.30am
  • Stage 2 – Graded Road Race – 54km up to 132km
  • 12pm participation ride
  • 12.45 pm – Mens A grade 3 laps 132 km
  • 12.50 pm – Mens B grade – Womens A – 40-49 Masters 2 laps 94 km
  • 1.00 pm – Mens C and – Womens B – 1 lap 54 km approx just under 2 hours – mens D and Masters 50+  2 minutes later.
  • 1.10 pm – Womens C and D 1 lap 54 km
  • Community dinner
  • Agricultural show

Sunday, 3rd September

  • Stage 3 – Town Centre Criterium (closed roads)
  • 10.00 am – Womens C and D 25 minutes plus two laps
  • 10.40 am-  Mens D and 50 plus masters 30 mins plus two laps
  • 11.20 am – Masters 40-49, C grade mens and B grade Womens 35 minutes plus two laps
  • 12.00 pm – Mens B and Womens A 40 mins plus two laps
  • 12.50-1pm pm – Little Critters 20 mins
  • 1.30 pm –  Mens A grade 50 mins plus two laps


Riders will receive 100 points for each stage of the York Cycling Festival presented by the Shire of York, with the KOM/QOM, Road Race and Criterium each attracting 100 points for the first place in each grade – you could be taking home 300 championship points if you take out your grade for each of the three stages.

The most points per grade accumulated over the three stages wins the grade section of the Tour and Element Road Series points.

The Masters categories in York will not accumulate overall Element Series points. If you are a masters level rider and wish to race for points please enter in your appropriate grade.

Event Registration

  • Race Entry – All 3 stages, including timing chip: $100
  • Race Entry – all 3 stages, including a 3 race license and timing chip: $151.20
  • Participation Gran Fondo with Travis Meyer (doesn’t include Hill Climb or Criterium) with 1 day Ride License: $40
  • Race Entry – Day one only: $65 (hill climb and road race)
  • Race Entry – Day two only: $45 (criterium)
  • Community Dinner only: $30

Prices exclusive of processing fee

The Stages

The York Cycling Festival needs you!

Accompanying your partner to the race or just wanting to be part of the action? Volunteering is a great way to participate in the Cycling Festival and is vital for the successful delivery of the event. First time and experienced volunteers over the age of 18 are all welcome, we are currently looking to fill the following roles:


Assist with general marshalling, directing riders on course and to check the safety of pedestrians. Volunteers are encouraged to bring a friend to keep them company. A great way to view the race up close!

Lead Car Drivers

Drive your own car and lead one of the rider bunches around the course. Lead cars act as a warning to other vehicles and protect the competing riders. Drivers will be reimbursed for petrol. Bring a friend along to keep you company on the ride!

Sag Wagon

The Sag Wagon follows the last rider home, closes corners and collects signage. Again friends are more than welcome to keep the driver company and to assist with signage collection!

Additional Hands

Roving volunteers to help out with anything additional needed on the day such as rounding up riders into starting order, time keeping and line judging.

If you are interested in lending a hand, send us an email at

Thank you to the Shire of York

York is situated approximately one and a half hour’s drive, or 97 kilometres, from Perth. The historic town was founded on the banks of the Avon River in 1831, and was the first inland European settlement in WA.

Many of York’s opulent Victorian and Federation buildings have been restored and it is one of the few towns in WA to enjoy historic town classification. This heritage, along with its natural rural amenity and proximity to Perth, makes York a popular visitor destination in addition to its agricultural service centre role. Indeed York was one of the early Wheatbelt “tree-change” destinations. It also hosts a number of annual events and festivals focusing on a range of topics including music, arts and crafts, vintage motor vehicles, cultural sporting events and historical gardens. Learn more about the Shire of York HERE

Accomodation Options

Faversham House   Bed and breakfast(08) 9641 
Hillside Country Retreat & CottagesBed and breakfast(08) 9641
Laurelville Manor Bed and breakfast(08) 9641
Lavendale FarmBed and breakfast(08) 9641
Lavendale Farm CottagesSelf-contained(08) 9641
Swann LodgeBed and breakfast(08) 9641
The Grandhouse Bed and breakfast(08) 9641
The York Lily Private RetreatBed and breakfast(08) 9641
Avongarde UnitsSelf-contained(08) 9330 7664
Avon Accommodation YorkMotel(08) 9641 1313
Blue CotttageSelf-contained0407 190 156
Burges Siding School HouseSelf-contained0401 456
Castle HotelHotel(08) 9641
Gecko LodgeSelf-contained(08) 9641
Girl Guide Barn OPEN JULY 2017Self-contained(08) 9479
Green Hills HotelHotel(08) 9641
Hartleap CottagesSelf-contained0407 154
Hope Farm GuesthouseBed and breakfast(08) 9626    
Hillside Country Retreat - CottagesSelf-contained(08) 9641
Kookoburra Cottages/Group AccommodationSelf-contained(08) 9641  
One Tree
Quellington FarmstaySelf-contained(08) 9641
Riverside Cottage
Settlers House YorkMotel(08) 9641 
The Nosh & NodMotel0438 825
The Nosh & NodSelf-contained(08) 9641
The Olive BranchSelf-contained(08) 9641
The York Palace HotelHotel(08) 9641
The York Lily Private RetreatSelf-contained(08) 9641
Whitegum Farmstay & C'van PkCaravan Park0408 906
Wonobbing CottageSelf-contained(08) 9641
York Caravan ParkCaravan Park0476 232 85
York CottagesSelf-contained(08) 9641
Spooky Hall Motel0418 929 
York MotelMotel(08) 9641
York Post Office ApartmentSelf-contained0419 707