63rd Grafton to Inverell Cycle Classic 228km (NRS Event)

2024 Grafton to Inverell

Event Date

Sat 27th
Apr 2024

Distance

228
kms

Climbing

3382
mts


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Venue:

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

Event Date:

Saturday 27 April, 2024

Closing Date:

Early Bird: Sunday 17 March, 2024

Normal: Tuesday 16 April, 2024

Races:

Men’s NRS Grafton to Inverell

Women’s NRS  Sapphire Tour

Grafton to Inverell Open

Grafton to Inverell Pairs Relay 

Mt Mitchell to Inverell Open

Lake Inverell Circuit Races (Sunday 28 April, 2024)

**Click link above for race details

Rider age categories are based on age as at 31st December, 2024.

Promoter:

Inverell Cycle Club

Entry Fee:

G2I Men’s NRS

Individual

Early Bird: $243

Normal: $270

Women’s NRS Sapphire Tour

Individual

Early Bird: $225

Normal: $250

G2I Open

Individual

Early Bird: $225

Normal: $250

G2I Race – NRS & Open Teams

Each individuals entry fee x number of riders

G2I Pairs Relay

Early Bird: $270 per team

Normal: $300 per team

Mt Mitchell to Inverell Open

Early Bird: $135

Normal: $150

Registration:

Friday 26 April, 2024 – 4:00pm – 5:30pm – Toast Espresso,  Prince Street Grafton.

Registration times will be as follows:

  • 4.00pm to 4.30pm – Men’s and Women’s NRS
  • 4.30pm to 5.00pm – Grafton to Inverell Open, Pairs Relay and Mt Mitchell to Inverell Open
  • 5.00pm to 5.30pm – All riders who are unable to attend their allotted time.

Start Time:

7:15am – Grafton to Inverell Men’s NRS

7.25am – Grafton to Inverell Open and Pairs Relay

8.15am – Women’s NRS (Mt Mitchell to Inverell – 109km)

8.30am – Mt Mitchell to Inverell Open

Course Map:

G2I – Map My Ride

Women’s NRS & Mt Mitchell to Inverell Open – Map My Ride


Information:

Please refer to the TECHNICAL GUIDE for detailed race information.

Due to permit restrictions, the Grafton to Inverell race has a cut-off time of 5.10pm for all competitors which 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 will be requested to hand over their transponder and number to the race official.

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 for the NRS events. Prizes will be awarded for Overall, Age Categories, King of the Mountain, Sprint Classification and Teams Classification for the Open event.

 

RIDER FEEDING:

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.

 

Registration:

Friday 26 April, 2024 – 4:00pm – 5.30pm – Toast Espresso, Prince Street, Grafton.

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

 

Contact:

General Enquires:
info@graftontoinverell.com.au

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

Entry Enquiries:
AusCycling
Ph: (02) 7229 6468
Email: adam.power@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