Preston Cycling Club presents the Bike 'N' Bean Preston Mountain Classic on Sunday June 24.
One of the feature events on the Cycling Victoria Winter Calendar, the Preston Mountain Classic is unique in that it finishes at the top of a short but steep climb to Murchison Gap (2km at 8%), thus providing a finale similar to many of the European Classic events such as the Liege-Bastogne-Leige.
The course also features the moderately difficult climb of the Break O'Day (6km at 2-6%), and the fast descent off the Break O'Day down into Yea.
This year's race features three independent events (Open / Men's Masters / Women's) with details as follows:
Open Event - 135km Handicap (2 laps of 69km circuit) Strath Creek – Flowerdale Yea - Kerrisdale - Strath Creek then after 2nd lap towards Broadford to finish at the top of Murchison Gap.
135km Course Map and profile
Men's Masters Event - 70km Handicap Strath Creek to Flowerdale - Yea - Kerrisdale - Murchison Gap.
70km Course Map and profile
Women's Event - 70km Handicap Strath Creek to Flowerdale - Yea - Kerrisdale - Murchison Gap.
Included in the $65 entry fee is a meal at the Strath Creek Hotel, which is also where the post-event presentations will be made.
Please note that all participants are also eligible to receive a free Specialized Comp saddle with any BG Fit at Bike 'N' Bean. Details are on the attached flyer.
We look forward to seeing in Strath Creek on Sunday June 24.
Event Information: Preston Mountain Classic