FAQs for the Grafton to Inverell Cycle Classic
What are the licence requirements for the event?
You must be a Cycling Australia Gold member
No ONE DAY licences will be issued.
How are riders graded?
After entering the event, riders will be graded by the NSW State Handicapper. For interstate riders, the Handicapper will contact the relevant State or Territory association for further details.
When is the event registration?
Sign on is only available on Friday from 4pm to 8pm. At the Memorial Park in Prince St (opp Crown Hotel), Grafton. The event has grown over the past few years and with the expectation of large numbers and a tight time schedule and limited volunteers it is too difficult to sign cyclists on on the Saturday morning. If you are having difficulties getting to sign on on Friday evening. Please email the Event Manager to apply for privilege sign on.
Will I require a Support Handler?
The Grafton to Inverell is a long and challening event and conditions may be difficult (e.g. hot and windy). You will require adequate water, electrolyte drink and food for the event. In addition to 2 staffed neutral water stations and a roving motor bike carrying water, feed stations are established on the course for handlers to provide additional fluid and nutrients to riders. It is the riders responsibility to arrange their own handlers and supplies at these stations. Handlers proceed in advance of the riders to each feed station in their vechicles indicated by official signage.
Will I require transport after the race?
It is the riders responsibility to arrange transport to and from the race. If you require transport back to Grafton on the Sunday morning following the race, please contact the Event Manager. Possible arrangements will be investigated.
How do I enter?
Please go to registration page to register online.
What are the neutral water stations?
Neutral Water Stations are different to normal feed zones.
A neutral water station is a section of road where we will have staff that will hand out water bottles to as many cyclists as possible. It is your responsibility to get a bottle if you need one. You are not required to stop but to slow as you would in a feed zone.
Your handler is not allowed to hand out bottles.
What is the Water Moto?
This is a motorbike that will travel back and forth between the neutral water stations on the mountian to offer cyclists water. They are handed to you from the moving motorbike.