Goldfields Cyclassic: Australia’s richest handicap race

With a history dating back to 1928, the 2016 Goldfields Cyclassic offers its participants a unique racing experience set amidst the great Australian Outback – and $20,000 prize money each day.

Starting in Kalgoorlie-Boulder and finishing some 235-odd kilometres later in Leonora, the Goldfields Cyclassic is more than just a multi-stage handicap race, it’s two-day cycling festival that simply can’t be replicated.

Held over the WA Day long weekend, this year’s Cyclassic will run from Saturday 4 June – Sunday 5 June. With Kalgoorlie-Boulder laying 600km inland from Perth, race organisers have chartered flights operating on the Saturday morning from Perth and back to Perth again on the Sunday evening following Stage 2.

Travel package details can be found here.

Touted as Australia’a richest handicap with $20,000 of prize money up for grabs every day, the two-stage event is suitable for riders of all levels of fitness – assuming you’re up to the challenge of riding 132km on the Saturday and backing up for 105km on the Sunday.

Stage details and race profiles can be found here.

Our personal tip is to stay Saturday night out at Morapai Station. Following the race on Saturday afternoon, you’ll be transferred by coach to Morapai where container-style accommodation awaits. It’s not five star and you’ll have to walk to the shower block in the morning but it’s well worth the experience. If this quite tick the boxes, there are other accommodation options available.

Grab some mates, book your tickets and see for yourself.

Get the scoop on everything Goldfields Cyclassic related at: www.cyclassic.com.au.

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