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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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 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 email@example.com or call Jason on 0422 246 192.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.