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.
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.
- 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 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!
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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