2013 McDonalds Grafton to Inverell | 26 Oct
The Grafton to Inverell Cycle Classic is a 228km road race conducted on a point to point course between the towns of Grafton and Inverell in northern New South Wales. The 2013 event is the 53rd edition of a race that has enjoyed a long and successful history. The course has remained the same over the years with the exception of the last two events which have added a deviation off the Gwydir Highway through the township of Elsmore to include one more final climb before the finish in Inverell. This has proved very successful and consolidated the reputation of the Grafton to Inverell as the toughest one day cycling event in Australia. This course will again be utilised for the 2013 event.
Registration will take place between 4pm and 8pm at the Saraton Theatre, Prince Street, Grafton on Friday 25th of October.
The Presentation Dinner will be held at 6.30pm at the Inverell RSM on Saturday 26th of October.
About the Region
The race starts in the town of Grafton located on the Clarence River in northern NSW. Grafton is one of Australia’s most beautiful provincial cities renowned for its Jacaranda trees, graceful old buildings, sporting and cultural facilities. Proceeding through the undulating, spectacular countryside of the Clarence Valley known for its fishing, canoeing and bushwalking, riders reach the foothills of the Gibraltar Range, a World Heritage area located on a forested plateau above the Nymboida and Mann Rivers.
Riders climb through the State Forests towards the New England Tablelands where they follow the rolling countryside into the Celtic Country of Glen Innes. Glen Innes encompasses a breathtaking array of attractions, experiences, festivals and an endowment of natural wonders – from World Heritage national parks to some of the world’s richest gem and mineral fields.
From Glen Innes the race proceeds through rolling farmland to the finish in the ‘Sapphire City’ of Inverell located on the western edge of the New England Tableland, nestled in the picturesque valley beside the beautiful Macintyre River. Sample the true country hospitality of an area with a proud pioneering history. It is known to produce many fine gemstones, has four local vineyards and an excellent Pioneer Village with its authentic buildings. You can also enjoy fishing, water activities, camping and the Arts, Crafts and Woodturning displays.
- Ride or follow the Grafton to Inverell Cycle Classic.
- Attend the Event Presentation Dinner in Inverell
- Reminisce on the scenic drive home to Grafton on the Gwydir Highway
Follow the links below to find your team or family suitable accommodation.
It is recommended that riders and supporters stay in Grafton on the Friday night before the race. Grafton will host the event registration on Friday afternoon and will feature event activities for competitors, supporters, spectators and the general public. The official race dinner presentation will be held at the Inverell RSM later on the Saturday evening and it is recommended that riders and supporters stay in the town of Inverell or the neighbouring town of Glen Innes.
- All accommodation types in Grafton
- All accommodation types in Glen Innes
- All accommodation types in Inverell
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