19 Aug 2018
This race, which began in 1925, is the only true remaining handicap event in Western Australia. It is steeped in tradition and is the premier road race in the Western Australian cycling calendar.
The historic race begins in the Western Australian coal mining town of Collie, 200km south of Perth, and heads through hilly terrain towards Mumballup for 21km before turning and heading towards the township of Donnybrook. This is the halfway point. Riders then turn and return back to Mumballup.
The last 21 kilometres of the course is a torturous course through the hills to finish in the main street of Collie, completing the 104 kilometre event.
Race day includes a 56 kilometre support race, participation rides (including a schools challenge) and a mountain bike event.
The event passes through some of the best countryside the south west of Western Australia has to offer and caters for all levels of riders. The day allows for past and present riders to catch up and enjoy the day and be part of an historic event.