61st Grafton to Inverell Cycle Classic 228km (NRS Event)

2022 Grafton to Inverell Classic

Event Date

Sat 7th
May 2022





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Memorial Park, Prince Street (opposite Crown Hotel), Grafton, NSW, 2460

Event Date:

Saturday 7 May 2022

Closing Date:

Early Bird: Sunday 20 March 2022

Normal: Sunday 24 April 2022


U23M, Elite Men, Men Masters, Elite Women, Women Masters, Challenge

Age Categories for this event are as per 2022 ages effective from 1st October 2021


G2I Grading Criteria For Race Divisions



Inverell Cycle Club

Entry Fee:

Race – Individual

Early Bird: $210

Normal: $244

Race – Teams

Men’s and des Femmes NRS: Each individuals entry fee x number of riders

Division 2 and 3 Teams (4 riders): $800 (Early Bird), $940 (Normal)

Challenge – Individual

Early Bird: $220, $200 AusCycling Members

Normal: $255, $235 AusCycling Members

Challenge – Teams (4 Riders)

Early Bird: $800 (with a $20 deduction for each AusCycling Member)

Normal: $910 (with a $20 deduction for each AusCycling Member)



Friday 6 May 2022 4:00pm – 6:00pm – Toast Espresso,  Prince Street Grafton.

Due to COVID-19 number restrictions, registration times will be as follows:

  • 4.00pm to 4.30pm – Men’s NRS and Gibraltar to Inverell des Femmes NRS
  • 4.30pm to 5.00pm – Men’s Division 2
  • 5.00pm to 5.30pm – Mixed Division 3 and Challenge
  • 5.30pm to 6.00pm – All riders who were unable to attend their allotted time.

Start Time:

7:15am – Men’s NRS

7:25am – Men’s Division 2

7.35am – Mixed Division 3 & Challenge

8.15am – Women’s NRS Gibraltar to Inverell des Femmes (commencing from Gibraltar House 92.5km from Grafton start)

Course Map:

G2I – Map My Ride

Women’s NRS des Femmes – Map My Ride

AusCycling COVID-19 Update

Please review the AusCycling NRS COVID-19 Update


Due to permit restrictions, the race has a cut-off time of 5.10pm for all competitors that correlates to an average minimum speed of 24km/h. A Sag Wagon will travel behind the race at all times and has been instructed to reach key points on the course at set times. If a rider falls behind the wagon and is likely to remain there, the rider will be given the option of boarding the SAG or requested to hand over their transponder and number to the race official.

‘Pace Riders’ have been engaged to support riders in completing the event in under the 9hr 30min cut-off time. They will depart with the ‘Challenge’ category and remain at the rear of the field.

Stage presentations for media (including the awarding of classification jerseys) will be conducted within 15 minutes of the race finish adjacent to the finish line.

Prizes will be awarded for Overall, King/Queen of the Mountains, Sprint and Team Classifications across the Divisions.



There are three refreshment stations on the Grafton to Inverell course.

There is one neutral manned water station for the G2I located at the 70km mark (at the foot of the Gibraltar Range). Event volunteers will distribute water bottles for riders at this point.

There are two rider supported ‘feed stations’ located at the following points:

  • 119km (at the Glen Innes Correctional Centre, Mt Mitchell)
  • 162km (at the town of Glen Innes)

Rider supporters can hand out drinks and nutrition from the designated ‘Feed Zone’ only. Rider supporter vehicles must display the rider number sticker provided for their rider and proceed directly to the Mt Mitchell station from Grafton prior to 7am. Once they have serviced their rider at Mt Mitchell, they must proceed directly to the Glen Innes station following the vehicle deviation route indicated by pink arrows.

Riders who do not have a supporter to assist with feeding at the feed stations can arrange for their ‘feed bags’ to be delivered to the stations ahead of the race and event staff will assist with feeding. The feed bags must be clearly marked with the rider’s surname, race number, race category and relevant feed station location (e.g. Mt Mitchell or Glen Innes). The bags must be dropped off at the event registration desk no later than 6.45am on Saturday morning.

Roving motorbikes will be on the course to provide additional water between the foot of the Gibraltar Range and the Mt Mitchell station.



Friday 6 May 2022 4:00pm – 6:00pm – Toast Espresso, Prince Street, Grafton.

If you are unable to attend Registration please contact the Event Manager to make an alternative arrangement.



General Enquires:

Chris Thompson (Event Manager)
Mob: 0408 092 592
Email: chris@cyclesense.com.au

Entry Enquiries:
Ph: (02) 7229 6468
Email: james.nguyen@auscycling.org.au

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Places to stay
in Grafton

Crown Hotel - 02 6642 4000

Quality Inn Grafton - 02 6640 9100

Fitzroy Motor Inn - 02 6642 4477

Espana Motel - 02 6642 4566

Places to stay
in Inverell

Inverell Terrace Motor Lodge - 02 6722 5200

Twin Swans Motel - 02 6722 2622

Inverell Motel - 02 6722 2077

Club Motel - 02 6721 0072