2 laps to top of Mount Marshall and back.
Illawarra Cycle Clubs road course runs over the rolling country side of Avondale and Calderwood Rds. With short climbs to test the legs of riders of all abilities, we have traffic marshals stopping the minimal vehicles at all turn arounds and intersections.
Races start at 8.30am. You need to be there at least 30 mins prior so you can register, pin your number and place the transponder on your bike. The cost for general club races is $10 paid on the day.
How to get there
By car to Don’s Farm (see map) or if you are keen for a warm up pre-race, a pack ride leaves Figtree Cellars carpark (see map) one hour before the race. The pack ride quite often heads for a coffee and chat post-race.
Heading east along Avondale Rd along the start/finish straight into rolling terrain for 4km, the first leg tester is “Hooker Hill”. If you have made it over with the bunch, you will get a small reprieve then turn right at Marshall Mount Rd.
Once on Marshall Mount Rd, you have around 5kms until the turn around, which is on the top of Marshall Mount. The road surface is dead in some sections and is exposed to wind in most directions. There is a shallow climb before the turn around. On the way back to the start/finish watch out for attacks in the “Dog track climb” just before you get to Avondale / Huntley Rd. Then it’s back to the turn around point just after the start / finish and off you go for another lap.
Good luck to all racing!