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Media Release – Cycle Classic Expands in 2024

Posted 22nd February 2024
Media Release – Cycle Classic Expands in 2024

The Squadron Energy Grafton to Inverell Cycle Classic race weekend on April 27-28, provides increased opportunities for road cyclists to be a part of this iconic Australian ‘classic’ event.


Media Release – Squadron Energy Grafton to Inverell Cycle Classic

Posted 1st May 2023
Media Release – Squadron Energy Grafton to Inverell Cycle Classic

Click the image to view the AusCycling Men’s and Women’s NRS media releases…


Media Release – Cycle Classic Geared Up to Go

Posted 25th April 2023
Media Release – Cycle Classic Geared Up to Go

The 62nd edition of the Squadron Energy Grafton to Inverell Cycle Classic is ready to cement it’s reputation as Australia’s toughest cycling race when it takes to the road from Grafton this weekend. The iconic race between Grafton and Inverell will provide some additional challenges for the 300 plus riders entered in this year’s event.


G2I Event Celebration Dinner

Posted 9th March 2023
G2I Event Celebration Dinner

The Squadron Energy Grafton to Inverell Event Celebration Dinner will be held after the race on Saturday April 29 at Victoria Park, Inverell from 5.30pm – 9.00pm.


Media Release – New Name and Look for the Grafton to Inverell Cycle Classic

Posted 17th February 2023
Media Release – New Name and Look for the Grafton to Inverell Cycle Classic

We are delighted to confirm that CWP Renewables is continuing as our major event partner for 2023, this time as part of the Squadron Energy group. We look forward to a successful partnership again this year for the Squadron Energy Grafton to Inverell Cycle Classic.


Format Changes – 2023 Grafton to Inverell Cycle Classic

Posted 6th February 2023
Format Changes – 2023 Grafton to Inverell Cycle Classic

For a fresh new approach in 2023, competitive riders can participate in a ‘Non-NRS’ race which replaces the traditional division and ‘Challenge’ categories. The historical format of graded options with separate convoys for riders has become increasingly difficult to sustain due to the resourcing and financial challenges required to stage a major cycling event on our country’s public roads.


Media Release – 2022 CWP Renewables Grafton to Inverell Cycle Classic

Posted 4th June 2022
Media Release – 2022 CWP Renewables Grafton to Inverell Cycle Classic

  Click the image to view the AusCycling Men’s and Women’s NRS media releases…


Media Release – Grafton to Inverell Cycle Classic Announces New Major Event Partner – CWP Renewables

Posted 11th March 2022
Media Release – Grafton to Inverell Cycle Classic Announces New Major Event Partner – CWP Renewables

The Grafton to Inverell Cycle Classic is pleased to announce CWP Renewables as the new major event partner supporting the 61st edition of Australia’s toughest one-day cycling race. Click the image to view the Media Release.


G2I Legends Open Permanent Exhibit

Posted 14th May 2021
G2I Legends Open Permanent Exhibit

Read a fantastic article by Cycling NSW on the opening of the new Grafton to Inverell Permanent Exhibit at the National Transport Museum, Inverell… (click image to view the article link) -> G2I Legends Open Permanent Exhibit


Media Release – Rudy Porter wins 60th Grafton to Inverell

Posted 10th May 2021
Media Release – Rudy Porter wins 60th Grafton to Inverell

20-year-old from InForm TMX Make soloes to victory from the breakaway……. Rudy Porter (InForm TMX Make) has won the 60th edition of the Grafton to Inverell. Porter went clear from the breakaway to cross the finish in Vivian Street solo, 25 seconds ahead of Sam Hill (Team Nero Continental) and Ryan Cavanagh (St George Continental). Ryan Schilt (Cycle House Racing) led home the peloton another 30 seconds behind. After taking silver in the U23 Men’s Road Race National Championships, it was Porter’s first NRS win and marks an extraordinary comeback since fracturing his sternum and four vertebrae late last year. “It’s an absolute honour to take out this wonderful race,” Porter said. “There’s so many quality riders; it’s the hardest... View Article


Media release – Ruby Roseman-Gannon wins Inaugural Gibraltar to Inverell

Posted 8th May 2021
Media release – Ruby Roseman-Gannon wins Inaugural Gibraltar to Inverell

Young sensation Ruby Roseman-Gannon (ARA Pro Racing Sunshine Coast) has returned triumphantly from injury, winning the inaugural Gibraltar to Inverell one-day NRS race today……  


Sapphire Wind Farm Ride Lake Inverell Community Ride

Posted 3rd May 2021
Sapphire Wind Farm Ride Lake Inverell Community Ride

Join the SAPPHIRE WIND FARM RIDE LAKE INVERELL COMMUNITY RIDE at 11.00am on Saturday May 8! This is a great opportunity for the local community to be part of the 60th edition of the David Reid Homes Grafton to Inverell Finish Line Festival. The 7.5km course starts and finishes at Victoria Park, Inverell and takes in a lap of the Lake Inverell Recreational Circuit. Registration is 10.15am – 10.45am at Victoria Park (the ride is free). Check out the route to/from the Lake Inverell Recreational Circuit here. The ride is open to all levels of riders. Children 12 years and under must be accompanied by an adult. Many thanks to the Sapphire Wind Farm for their support.  


New Route Through Glen Innes – 2021

Posted 19th April 2021
New Route Through Glen Innes – 2021

The course has been slightly varied for the 2021 David Reid Homes Grafton to Inverell with a new route through Glen Innes. On the approach to Glen Innes at the 158km mark, riders will take a right hand turn onto Grafton Street and negotiate a 300m long climb at an average of 9% before descending into the outskirts of Glen Innes. The feed station is now located on Coronation Avenue. The distance of the event remains unaltered at 228.3km. There is also a new sprint point location on the approach to Glen Innes just before the Golf Links Road turn off at the 156km mark.  


Registrations are now open

Posted 4th February 2021
Registrations are now open

Registrations are now open for the 60th edition of the David Reid Homes Grafton to Inverell Cycle Classic on Saturday May 8 – enter now!


2020 David Reid Homes Grafton to Inverell Postponed

Posted 18th March 2020
2020 David Reid Homes Grafton to Inverell Postponed

By directive of the NSW Police Force, as a result of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) response, the 2020 David Reid Homes Grafton to Inverell, scheduled for Saturday 9 May has been postponed. We are committed to conducting a successful 60th edition of the ‘Great Race’ and hope to confirm the new date for 2020 as soon as possible. Entries received for 2020 will be carried over or can be refunded from Cycling NSW upon request. It is still a great time to ride your bike, so keep fit and healthy and re-set your big event goal for later in the year!


JAKROO Female Brand Ambassador G2I 2019

Posted 7th May 2019
JAKROO Female Brand Ambassador G2I 2019

JAKROO are looking for a female Individual Rider riding in the David Reid Homes Grafton to Inverell to be an honorary brand ambassador for the race. JAKROO Australia have a spare Medium Pro Italian Kit that they would like to offer for free. All JAKROO Australia requires is for the recipient to post photos of themselves in the JAKROO kit or photos riding in the JAKROO kit for placement on the JAKROO Australia social media pages to help promote this new brand to hit Australia. The successful female may even receive a 2019 brand ambassador contract. If you are interested or would like more information, please email aust@jakroousa.com or call Jason on 0422 246 192.


New G2I JAKROO Musette Bags

Posted 19th March 2019
New G2I JAKROO Musette Bags

Get your nutritional supplies in style! These fantastic David Reid Homes Grafton to Inverell musette bags by JAKROO are available via the 2019 G2I APPAREL store. Event partner, JAKROO are offer a huge 20% discount on all the quality event merchandise. ORDER YOURS TODAY – CLICK THE IMAGE FOR DETAILS OR SEE DETAILS BELOW


Free Coaching Advice From Pro Cycling Coaching (PCC)

Posted 7th March 2019
Free Coaching Advice From Pro Cycling Coaching (PCC)

The David Reid Homes Grafton to Inverell is very pleased to announce a partnership with Pro Cycling Coaching. They are offering a complimentary consultation (30 min call) with a world class cycling coach to assist participants in preparing for the demands of the 228km event. CLICK THE IMAGE FOR DETAILS


G2I 2019 APPAREL by JAKROO!

Posted 6th March 2019
G2I 2019 APPAREL by JAKROO!

Celebrate your ride in the 2019 David Reid Homes Grafton to Inverell in a fabulous jersey by JAKROO! A stunning replica of the 2019 winners SAPPHIRE jersey as well as the NERO and BLANCO jersey are available for general purchase. These are JAKROO’s top of the range NOVA model featuring full Italian fabrics and a fit and feel like no other. Event partner, JAKROO is offering a huge 20% discount for anyone purchasing any of these professional jerseys. Apply the discount code and you’ll be the proud owner of an exclusive, limited edition jersey for only $116 + $15 shipping. ORDER YOURS TODAY – CLICK THE IMAGE FOR DETAILS OR SEE DETAILS BELOW


Great Features of the Grafton to Inverell Cycle Classic – New and Old!

Posted 18th February 2019
Great Features of the Grafton to Inverell Cycle Classic – New and Old!

Want to know why the 2019 David Reid Homes Cycle Classic is going to be the best one yet? We have responded to feedback and incorporated some fantastic new ideas for this year as well as retained some of the existing great features. This is a taste of the new features – the women’s des Femmes will have increased prizemoney and a QOM classification, the Cattle Creek climb will be incorporated into the KOM/QOM classification for all categories, there will be great new award jerseys from our new sponsor JAKROO that will incorporate the significant features of the region, increased recognition for Division 2B and Division 3B place getters…… View the article for more new features and great returning features... View Article


Regional Australia Bank Return as Naming Rights Sponsor for the Women’s ‘des Femmes’ Category

Posted 15th February 2019
Regional Australia Bank Return as Naming Rights Sponsor for the Women’s ‘des Femmes’ Category

We are pleased to announce that the Regional Australia Bank are returning for a third year as Naming Rights Sponsor for the Grafton to Inverell ‘des Femmes’, ensuring that women have their own race category. The Regional Australia Bank are proud to encourage equality and diversity in such a prestigious regional cycling event which is unique in enabling women to race the full 228km distance.


Welcoming JAKROO – Partner and Official Clothing Provider for G2I 2019

Posted 15th January 2019
Welcoming JAKROO – Partner and Official Clothing Provider for G2I 2019

We would like to welcome JAKROO as our new David Reid Homes Grafton to Inverell Cycle Classic partner and official clothing provider in 2019. JAKROO specialise in creating full-custom pro design cycling kit. JAKROO Pro Custom is inspired by you and created by them. They offer free full-custom pro design, unlimited logos & colours, 3D review & approval center, a wide selection of products and a 2 week delivery.


2019 G2I Entries Now Open!

Posted 17th December 2018
2019 G2I Entries Now Open!

Entries are now open for the 2019 David Reid Homes Grafton to Inverell Cycle Classic!


David Reid Homes – Confirmed Major Partner – 2019 Grafton to Inverell Cycle Classic

Posted 5th December 2018
David Reid Homes – Confirmed Major Partner – 2019 Grafton to Inverell Cycle Classic

We are very pleased to again have David Reid Homes as our major partner for the 2019 David Reid Homes Grafton to Inverell Cycle Classic. With their support we look forward to staging another great event next May.