Inverell will again host the finish of the iconic Grafton to Inverell Cycle Classic which follows the Gwydir Highway from the Clarence Valley to the New England Highlands. The event has the reputation as the toughest one day cycle race in the country and is part of Cycling Australia’s National Road Series. It attracts the leading riders in the country as they take on the 228km journey including the formidable 17km climb up the Gibraltar Range.
Enjoy the spectacle as the riders race towards the finish in Vivian Street. The race is covered live on Radio STA FM 91.9 and there will be event activities for the family at the finish precinct in Victoria Park from 12pm.
Please note that the Gwydir Highway between Tindal Road (15km west of Grafton), and Bald Nob Road (25km east of Glen Innes), will be closed to all westbound vehicles (Grafton to Glen Innes) from 7.15am to 1.30pm, and all eastbound vehicles (Glen Innes to Grafton) from 5.15am to 1.30pm. The Gwydir Highway will remain open to traffic between Glen Innes and Inverell, however, road access and management will be controlled by the NSW Police Service and approved Traffic Controllers. Riders are expected to be on this section of road between 11.30am and 4.30pm.