This is a very popular ride that starts and finishes in Asshurst. We run three courses so there is something for everyone, 65 km 120 km and 240 km. The routes on this page are provisional as sometimes we have to vary them depending on local road closures.
A great introduction into gravel riding with 40% gravel, 821 metres of climbing and a max grade of 9.3% most people can complete this with minimum training on almost any bike. You'll need to be self sufficient as there are no services on route. Most riders take between 3 to 6 hours to complete this route.
Ride with GPS route here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/40789848
A step up from the 65 km route and winds its way up towards Apiti where there is a pub at the 65 km mark where you can get something to eat and drink. 60% of this route is unsealed and there is 1745 metres of climbing with max grades of 12.5%. Be prepared to be out all day as most riders take between 5 to 10 hours to complete this route.
Ride with GPS route here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/4107768
The 240 km route is a monster and should only be attempted by experienced riders. You will need to be prepared for riding in the dark. There are no services other than Awastone Camp and Cafe 1 km off route at 113 km. 48% unpaved with 3713 metres of climbing and a max grade of 11.8%
Ride with GPS route here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/41077702
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