The York Cycling Festival, presented by the Shire of York, is a leisure filled weekend getaway situated in the picturesque townscape and lush nature of York, situated just 90 minutes east of Perth. The festival provides participants with the opportunity to compete in various courses; King/Queen of the Mountain Hill Climb, Road Race, and Criterium.

The Element brings you its favourite moments from the inaugural York Cycling Festival in 2017. Treat your dad to the ultimate Father’s Day Weekend and join us in 2018 as The York Cycling Festival presented by the Shire of York returns on September 1 – 2.

Photo Credit: ZW Photography


KOM | QOM Hill Climb

Ray Martin manages a smile as he takes on a steep section of the first stage during the KOM/QOM hill climb.

Anna Heitz pushes through the steep climb and sharp turns of Mount Brown.

Game face or exasperation? Mount Brown has a way of testing all riders.

Despite the struggle, the scenery is stunning.


Road Race

The Road Race is a challenging course that takes riders through York’s surrounding nature including the canola fields, just one of York’s many scenic landscapes.

Megan Stalker contemplates what’s ahead in Road Race.

All smiles as Ross Roworth commences the Road Race.

Emma Gillard celebrates her victory over a steep hill with a wave and a smile.

The struggle is real: A-Grade men push through and stay cool in the heat as they approach another climb.

Despite the exhaustion, the ride still provides participants with the opportunity to have a few laughs. Aron Barclay takes a moment to have a laugh and pose for the camera.


Terry Driessen Memorial Criterium

The Festival provides riders with the opportunity to experience the town of York through a Criterium track situated right in the centre of town. Pictured is WA’s Theo Yates of Drapac, cycling on the attack in York.

Jiyeon Kwon puts on her game face as she commences the Criterium.

Patrick Saccani-Williams leading out the final lap with the finish line in sight, claiming the inaugural Terry Driessen Memorial Criterium.

Jenine Leppard pauses to take a breath as she speeds through the Criterium.

Cry of exhaustion or victory shout? Aron Barclay empties the tank during the Criterium.

The free Little Critters event held during the Criterium allows participants to get some leisurely family time with their little ones during the festival.