Maxi Classic: 175km
A revamped Gran Fondo course for our 2018 riders will take riders through the rolling hills of Bowral, Berrima, Exeter, Robertson and Kangaloon. Come prepared. During the ride around the beautiful Southern Highlands riders will face a variety of rolling hills, short steep climbs, and beautiful descents.
175km with 2097m ascent : Clip your feet in and get ready for a course which will challenge even the fittest of the bunch. Similar to the first two editions riders will head up Greenhills road and head out to the turn around at Wombeyan Caves Road. These kilometres offer riders a good chance to warm up their legs and find their rhythm. Then those legs will be put to good use as they ride UP the KOM Oxley Hill – stats 1.29km with an average of 11% – https://www.strava.com/segments/735855.
All riders take note – the first Rest Stop is not till ~81km. Once there, time is ‘off’ as riders pass through Moss Vale. Roughly 4km later, time will be back on as riders begin the Bundanoon Loop. At the Bundanoon Hotel there will be water and banana Rest Stop 2 (~99km). Then riders will complete the Loop and head towards the Eschappée which is the length of Myra Vale Road and Pearsons Lane – more information will be released in the Ride Guide.
Please note that the course is subject to changes due to various factors.
Detailed course map coming soon.
As part of the new 175km Maxi Classic course, we will be offering an elite riding group of 75 riders, the HIGHLANDER group. This group will comprise of 75 riders maximum, travelling at an estimated 30km/hr speed and will not stop at any rest stops along the way. The group will be led by a vehicle and a follow vehicle.
You may express interest to be in the highlanders group when registering for the 175km Maxi Classic. The final group of 75 riders will be selected by the Bowral Classic and confirmed in writing early July.