COMMUNITY INFORMATION

Information for the local community about the Bowral Classic on Sunday 21 October 2018.

About the Bowral Classic

The Bowral Classic is a road cycling event that takes in the beautiful Southern Highlands of N.S.W. The ride incorporates four routes, extending from Bowral to Berrima, Exeter, Fitzroy Falls, Robertson and Kangaloon.

The centre of activity on the day will be the Bowral Classic event village at Eridge Park, Burradoo. Please come along and cheer the riders as they cross the finish line during the day.

The event village will be open from 1pm-4pm on Saturday 20 October, as we hold the Velodrome Team Trials Event. Limited stalls will be open on the Saturday. The full event village will be open Sunday 21 October from 10am-4pm and will include live music, a bar, children’s activities, cycling exhibitors and more.

Riders from all over Australia have registered for the inaugural event. Many will be staying in the Southern Highlands over the weekend boosting tourism and bringing considerable economic benefits to the local region.

A special thank you to Wingecarribee Shire Council, Destination N.S.W, and NSW Police for their ongoing support and assistance.

When is it?

The Bowral Classic is on Sunday 21 October.

The award-winning cycling event includes four new courses, the 175KM Maxi Classic, the 120KM Challenge Classic, the 90KM Rouleurs Classic and the 35KM Social Classic.

The ride starts at Bong Bong St, Bowral, between 6.30am and 8am.

The first riders will return to Eridge Park at 10am. The last riders are expected to cross the finish line around 3.00pm.

Bowral Classic Event Village

The Bowral Classic Event Village is at Eridge Park, Burradoo.

When: 10.00am to 4.00pm, Sunday 21 October

What: The event village will be a lively centre of activity and entertainment as riders cross the finish line during the day. All welcome!

Enjoy:
• Live music
• Gourmet food stalls
• Beer, wine, soft drink
• Local produce and wares
• Children’s activities and entertainment
• Cycling exhibitions
• Cheer the riders as they cross the finish line with your free Bowral Classic bell

Note: The event village will be open in a limited capacity on Saturday (1-4pm) and Sunday (5am to 7.30am), mainly for rider kit collection and the Saturday Velodrome Team Trials Event. A limited number of cycling stalls will be open on the Saturday.

Event Village parking

Parking will be available at Chevalier College, Burradoo.

Marshalls will direct motorists to parking spaces.

There is no parking available within Eridge Park.

Start Line

Cheer on cyclists as they depart Bong Bong St, Bowral, between 6.30am and 8am.

6.30am-6.55am: 175KM Maxi Classic riders will cross the start line in 75 second intervals and head North-West towards Berrima.

7.00am-7.25am: 120KM Challenge Classic riders will cross the start line in 75 second intervals and head North-West towards Berrima.

7.30am-7.45am: 90KM Rouleurs Classic riders will cross the start line in 75 second intervals and head North-West towards Berrima.

7.50am-8.00am: 35KM Social Classic riders will cross the start line in 75 second intervals and head North-West towards Berrima.

Finish Line

Riders will cross the finish line at Eridge Park, Burradoo between 10am-3pm.

Cheer them on with your free Bowral Classic bell!

Road closures

Full Road Closures
Road closures affect both directions unless stated otherwise.

  • BOWRAL
    FROM 4AM – 9AM

    • Bong Bong St
      Between Banyette St and Merrigang St

    • Station St
      Between Banyette St and Merrigang St

    • Wingecarribee St
      Between Bong Bong St and Kirkham Rd


FROM 6.30AM – 8AM

    • Green Hills Rd
      Between Old Hume Highway and Wombeyan Caves Road (Southbound only)

FROM 9AM – 10AM

    • Wingecarribee St
      Between Station St and Kirkham Rd

  • EAST BOWRAL
    FROM 8.15AM – 5PM

    • Eridge Park Rd
      Between Moss Vale Rd and Kangaloon Rd (south of round-a-bout)

Road Closures- Local Traffic only
Road closures affect both directions unless stated otherwise.

  • BOWRAL
    FROM 6.30AM – 9.40AM

    • Kirkham Road
      Between Wingecarribee Street and Centennial Road

    • Centennial Road
      Between Kirkham Road and Old Hume Highway

FROM 6.30AM – 8AM

  • Greenhills Road
    Between Old Hume Highway and Wombeyan Caves Road (Northbound only)

FROM 7.30AM – 9.45AM

  • Wombeyan Caves Road
    Between Old Hume Highway and Green Hills Road (Westbound only)

FROM 7.45AM – 11.45AM

  • Ringwood Road
    From Railway Avenue (Northbound only)

  • Railway Avenue
    From Erith Street (Northbound only)

FROM 8.00AM – 10:15AM

  • Kirkham Road
    Between Wingecarribee Street and Oxleys Hill Road

  • Oxleys Hill Road
    Between Kirkham Road and Old Hume Highway

FROM 8.00AM – 2:15PM

  • Nowra Road
    Between Yarrawa Road and Sheepwash Road (Southbound only)

  • Nowra Road
    Between Illawarra Highway and Yarrawa Road

FROM 8.15AM – 2:45PM

  • Myra Vale Road
    Between Nowra Road and Pearsons Lane (Northbound only)

  • Myra Vale Road
    From Wildes Meadow Road (Northbound only)

  • Pearsons Lane
    Between Myra Vale Road and Illawarra Highway (Northbound only)

FROM 8.45AM – 3:15PM

  • Caalong Street
    Between Illawarra Highway and Kangaloon Road (Northbound only)

FROM 9.00AM – 3:30PM

  • Kirkland Road
    Between Kangaloon Road and Tourist Road (Northbound only)

FROM 9.00AM – 4:00PM

  • Tourist Road
    Between Kirkland Road and Range Road (Westbound only)

FROM 9.00AM – 4:30PM

  • Range Road
    Between Tourist Road and Old South Road (Northwest bound only)

  • Tourist Road
    Between Kangaloon Road and Range Road

FROM 9.15AM – 5:00PM

  • Old South Road
    Between Range Road and Merrigang Street (Southbound only)

If you are driving on any of the roads which are being used for the event, please ensure that you take care and be watchful for cyclists.

Police will be patrolling the course throughout the day to ensure cyclists and motorists observe all road rules.

Where will riders be throughout the day?

Bong Bong Street: Start line (175, 120, 90 and 35km riders)
Roads Closed 4:00am > 9:00am
First riders:  6:30am
Last riders: 8:00am

Berrima (175, 120, 90 and 35km riders)
First riders: 6:30am
Last riders: 10:30am

Moss Vale (175, 120, 90 and 35km riders)
First riders: 7:30am
Last riders: 11:30am

Exeter (175 and 120 riders)
First riders: 7:40am
Last riders: 12:05pm

Robertson (175, 120 and 90km riders)
First riders: 8:50am
Last riders: 3:00pm

Range Road (175, 120 and 90km riders)
First riders: 9:20am
Last riders: 4:15pm

Moss Vale and Burradoo Rd (35km riders)
First riders: 8:25am
Last riders: 9:45am

Eridge Park: Finish line (175, 120, 90 and 35km riders)
First riders: 9:30am
Last riders: 4:45pm

If you are driving on any of the roads which are being used for the event, please ensure that you take care and be watchful for cyclists.

Police will be patrolling the course throughout the day to ensure cyclists and motorists observe all road rules.

Bowral Classic cycle routes

Bowral Classic cycle routes

Spectator Spots

Start Line
All Riders: 6.30AM – 8AM
Bong Bong St Bowral.
Parking: Bowral Swimming Centre on Oxley Drive and Bowral Train Station on Station Street.

Oxley Hill KOM
175km Riders: 8.10AM – 10AM
You will need to arrive early to get in position. The road will be closed by 7:30am.
Parking: You can park on Station Street in Bowral and cross the train tracks at the end of Bowral Street and walk up to cheer on the riders.

Rest Stop 1- Lackey Park Moss Vale
All Riders: 7.30AM – 11.30AM
Parking:
Please do not park on Lackey Road – park on Lytton Road and walk to the Rest Stop.

Chevalier College
All Riders: 9.30AM – 3.30PM
On the grass field on the Eridge Park Road side of campus.
Parking: In Chevalier College

Event Village/Finish Line: Eridge Park
All Riders: 9.30AM – 3.30PM
On the grass field off Eridge Park Road and Moss Vale Road.
Parking: There will be parking a short walk from Eridge Park at Chevalier College

NO Spectating Areas
PLEASE DO NOT SPECTATE IN ANY OF THE FOLLOWING AREAS/ROADS DUE TO NARROW AND BUSY ROADS. Any extra cars on course will affect the riders on course. For safety reasons, please stay off the roads associated with the event.

    • Centennial Road
    • Greenhills Road
    • Wombeyan Caves Road
    • No Parking on Oxley Road
    • Berrima Village
    • Bundanoon / Exeter Loop
    • Kangaloon Loop