The 2018 Bathurst Cycling Classic is set to take place 20-22 April 2018 and will again form part of the UCI Gran Fondo World Series.
The Bathurst Cycling Classic will include a range of cycling events, with the feature event being the 70km and 110km Blayney 2 Bathurst (B2B). The 110km event is sanctioned by the world governing body of cycling, the Union Cycliste International (UCI) and is one of two qualifying rounds held in Australia.
The UCI event is a high level competition for masters and amateurs but also aims to support the idea of cycling for all and the 2018 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships will be held in in Varese, Italy from 29 August to 2 September.
Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said the B2B is the jewel of the Bathurst Cycling Classic and produces a unique experience for local and visiting riders to participate in the major sporting event.
“The course winds its way through the central NSW countryside before finishing at the iconic Mount Panorama and is on a fully closed road, with event timing and on-route support,” he said.
More than 2000 riders participated in the B2B in 2017.
The top 25 per cent in each age group from the 110km event qualified for the UCI Grand Fondo held in Albi, in the south of France. 326 riders qualified to represent Australia in the 2017 championships, with 88 B2B riders making the trip to France.
The Bathurst Cycling Classic will feature the following events:
• Family Fun Friday, 20 April from 10.00am to 2.00pm Lions Berry Park
• Hill Climb Saturday, 21 April at Mount Panorama
• Criterium Racing Saturday, 21 April at Kings Parade
• B2B Sunday, 22 April from 8.30am
For more information or to register visit bathurstcyclingclassic.com.au