‘Challenge’ Category Open to All Riders!

The David Reid Homes Grafton to Inverell Cycle Classic is reputably the toughest one-day cycling race in the country with 3383m of climbing throughout the 228km journey. It is also a unique event experience with closed roads, live radio coverage and plenty of community support along the road.

The David Reid Homes Grafton to Inverell Challenge is not a race but an opportunity to take on the challenge of completing this epic event! It is open to riders who believe they can complete the course within the cut-off time of 9hrs 30 mins.

The unique event experience will include:

  • Fully supported racing conditions including closed roads and support vehicles
  • Electronic timing
  • Two supported ‘Feed Stations’ on course
  • Two supported ‘Water Refreshment Stations’ on course
  • Mobile feeding from the Gibraltar Range to the Mount Mitchell Feed Station
  • Free competitor shirt
  • Finisher’s medallion
  • Complimentary ticket to the event presentation dinner
  • JAKROO ‘Pace Riders’ to assist cyclists in completing the event before the cut-off time

Don’t miss the chance to share the experience with Australia’s leading riders, earn your finisher’s medallion and swap stories at the presentation dinner!

Enter as an individual or a four person team.

Get your entry in early as the Challenge field will be limited to 150 riders in 2020!

Entry Fee

Individual Entry
Early bird – $200 or $180 for CA Members (enter before TBC 2021)
Normal – $240 or $220 for CA Members (closing date TBC 2021)

Team Entry (4 riders)
Early bird – $760 with a $20 deduction for each CA Member (enter before TBC 2021)
Normal – $910 with a $20 deduction for each CA Member (closing date TBC 2021)


Entries from CA non-member and CA Ride licenced member riders will be accepted on the basis that they are over the age of 18 in 2020 (born in the year 2001 or earlier) and understand that they will be required to complete the course in under the 9hr 30 min cut off time.

Challenge entries will be limited to 150 riders.



Challenge riders may enter as a team of four riders. The team will receive a finishing time determined from the aggregate time of the first three team members to finish and will receive a team finisher’s memento in addition to the individual finisher’s medallions.


TBC 2021 4:00pm – 6:00pm – Memorial Park, Prince Street Grafton.

Pre-Race Riders Briefing Meeting

TBC 2021 – 6.50pm. Crown Hotel, Grafton.

Start Time


Event Handbook

Available closer to the event

Start List

Available closer to the event

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