This ride is for highly accomplished riders only.  The route goes from Coffs Harbour Jetty, through Sawtell village, Bonville, Raleigh, Bellingen, Nambucca and onto Macksville.  This is the first year of the 165km ride and it is guaranteed not to disappoint with some challenging hills, gentle slopes and truly magnificent scenery. A return time limit is placed on this ride due to road and speed restrictions for vehicles.  There are no closed roads in this event, but traffic control along the route will be managed by professional traffic controllers and trained volunteers.

Time Limit:
Due to the nature of this ride, there will be a compulsory cut-off time at the Giinagay Way roundabout at Raleigh at the 65km mark.  Riders who have not reached this point by 7.45am (2 hours and 15 minutes after the start) will not be allowed to proceed south, and will be asked to finish the ride with the 100km riders.

All entries must be done online.

Closing Times:
Entries close 5.00pm Friday 26th October 2018. No entries will be taken on ride day.

Saturday 27th October between 2.00pm and 4.00pm at C.ex Coffs, Vernon Street, Coffs Harbour. Riders will receive their timing tags, helmet numbers, and pre-ordered jerseys at registration.

Can’t make the registration on Saturday and want your timing chips sent to you?
This service is only offered to entries finalised before 5th October to ensure sufficient time for the tags to reach their destination. An additional cost of $10 for postage is required for this service. Please indicated this option on your entry form.

Entry Fee: $100 

School Students:
In view of Cycling Australia guidelines, riders must be 15 years and over to enter the 165km ride.  Permission notes from parent/carer are required for all riders aged 15 to under 18 in this ride.

Ride Start Time:
5.30am Sunday 28th October

Will be held at the Coffs Harbour Jetty at 12 noon.  Prizes are lucky ride number draws, so all riders have chances to win some great prizes. Prize winners must be in attendance to secure their prizes.

Food and Drink:
A range of local vendors will provide food and drink after the ride.  This will include barbeque, coffee and cold drinks.

Volunteer massage therapists will be on hand to provide 10 minute post ride massages.

Rider Briefing Notes:
165km briefing notes which includes information on rider rights and obligations.

Route Map and Elevation:
Below the map and elevation you will find the link “download” which allows riders to download the GPX file.


Ride Route:
This route is mapped at 164.6 km
The route from Jordan Esplanade to Orlando Street is a neutral zone.  
Turn right from the marshaling area, onto Jordan Esplanade                                  
At the roundabout, turn left onto Marina Drive and continue west onto Harbour Drive                 
At the roundabout on Harbour Drive, turn left onto Hogbin Dr 
Continue along Hogbin Drive to the Sawtell Road roundabout               
At the roundabout, turn left onto Sawtell Rd                 
Continue onto First Ave, Sawtell                                               
Continue through Sawtell village and onto Lyons Rd                                               
At the Pacific Highway flyover and roundabout, turn left Pine Creek Way         
Continue though Butlers Road and Archville Station Roads                                      
Continue past Northbank Road Water stop   – 29.5km                                          
Cross Raleigh Bridge, turn right onto Giinagay Way      
Turn right towards Bellingen                                         
At roundabout, take 2nd exit onto Waterfall Way/B78  
Continue on Waterfall Way to Bellingen village
Turn left onto Church St                                              
Continue onto Bowraville Rd                                        
At the roundabout, take 1st exit stay on Bowraville Rd   
Turn left onto South Arm Rd  – 50.0 km
Turn right onto Short Cut Rd                                        
Turn right onto Giinagay Way for 20 kms  towards Macksville
Riders not at Giinagay Way by 7.45am will be asked to turn left onto Giinagay Way and finish the ride with the 100km riders.                                   
Turn left onto Link Rd                                                   
Turn right onto Old Coast Rd                                       
Turn right onto Wirrimbi Rd                                        
Turn left onto Rodeo Dr                                              
Continue onto Ferry St                                                 
Turn left at Cooper St                                                   
Continue onto Giinagay Way and through the Nambucca roundabout                                    
Through Urunga                                                           
At the roundabout, turn right onto Giinagay Way/Waterfall Way
At the roundabout, left across Raleigh Bridge                 
Riding north past Northbank Road Water stop                                           
Butlers & Archville Station Roads                                      
At the roundabout, turn right onto Lyons Road
Continue along Lyons Road to Sawtell bridge                 
Immediately after the small bridge, turn left onto Boronia St                                              
Turn right onto Sixteenth Ave                                       
Turn right onto Eighteenth Ave                                    
Turn left onto First Ave and continue west to the roundabout                                               
At the roundabout, turn right onto Hogbin Dr               
Continue along Hogbin Drive, straight through the first roundabout at the racecourse
At the Harbour Drive roundabout, turn right onto Harbour Dr            
Continue along Harbour Drive, turn right onto Marina Drive
At the roundabout, turn right onto Jordan Esplanade and over the timing mat finish  164.5km

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Jerseys can now be purchased from our dedicated online store. Multiple jerseys can be ordered in one transaction. Jerseys are available in both short and long sleeves, with two different design fits – the very tight unisex and the more relaxed womens fit.