September 13, 2019

The Bathurst Cycling Classic, to be held on 14 & 15 March 2020 will feature a new course, with the feature event, the B2B now starting and finishing in the Bathurst CBD.

Mayor of Bathurst Cr Graeme Hanger OAM said the Bathurst Cycling Classic includes two days of cycling action, with the criterium and hill climb events on Saturday 14 March both being held at Mount Panorama; while the B2B (or Bathurst 2 Bathurst) on Sunday 15 March features an exciting and challenging new course with fully closed road conditions.

“The B2B remains a UCI accredited event and both the short (50km) and long (100km) course events will start in William Street in the CBD. Long course participants will complete a lap of Mount Panorama before heading to Rockley via Lagoon. Cyclists will then cross to Trunkey Creek Road and return to Bathurst via Georges Plains and Perthville.

“The short course participants will head up William Street and then onto Lloyds Road and out to Lagoon before heading back into Bathurst via Ryans Road, Cow Flat Road, Georges Plains and Perthville.”

“Cyclists will be taking on the challenge of riding a Mark Renshaw designed course in the first major change to the B2B course in 15 years.

“The B2B is a popular attraction on the cycling calendar and we are confident the changes being introduced for 2020 will encourage both returning and new cyclists to sign up for next year’s event.

“The 100km long course will also be a UCI qualifier for the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships to be held in Whistler, Canada in September 2020,” Cr Hanger said.

An event village will be set up in the CBD featuring food and beverages for cyclist and supporters to enjoy on Sunday.

Entries for the 50km and 100km events open today. For more information and to register visit www.bathurstcyclingclassic.com.au(External link)

Council is holding two community information sessions to provide residents with further details about the new course and ways to become involved in the event. They will be held at:

6pm Tuesday 22 October, Council Chambers

6pm Thursday 24 October, Rockley School of Arts Hall