goodnessgravel : Glen Innes : 75km

7:30 AM Saturday
Meet Up Spot 111 Wentworth St, Glen Innes NSW 2370
Tempo / Rolling Hills

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Saturday Gravel Fondo : 75km with 1,000m of ascent

Glen Innes > Lambs Valley > Red Range > Glen Innes

This 'Shorter' Loop will show off some great countryside during the 75km course. To begin riders will climb through Lambs Valley followed by a visit to Red Range and to finish, enjoy the pedal along Donnelly and Linwood Roads.

7:35am : Saturday morning, when leaving King George V Park in Glen Innes - 1059m above sea-level (ASL) - riders will tic tac through town, crossing the New England Highway, before heading east along the paved Glen Legh Rd.

After 10km riders will turn LEFT, diverting away from the 125km course. Soon you will be on gravel going through Lambs Valley. This ~6km section begins with a nice ~4km descent but what goes down, must go up. The toughest part of the climb is ~1km which has some +5% gradients.

Once you turn RIGHT on Pinkett Rd you will be back on paved road for ~10km and heading towards Red Range. Along this section @ ~25km you will be at your highest point on today's ride at 1,204m ASL.

When you ride through Red Range, you will find the Rest Stop @ ~31.5km (1,159m ASL).

Here you will find music, a place to fill your water bottles and grab your drop bag and fill up on a banana or two. Please say hello to the volunteers and treat the area with respect when it comes to litter and general behaviour, we thank you.

When leaving Red Range, you will be riding along Coopers Road and towards some private land and on Eimears Rd. Along this section @ ~42km you will be at your lowest point on today's ride at 1,028m ASL.

After you turn LEFT on Shannon Vale Rd you have a very short climb and then descent to cross the Mann River @~48km. From here you will gently climb on mix of paved and gravel roads. before turning LEFT on Linwood Rd. This is another fantastic stretch on gravel, going through beautiful Australian Countryside on your way back to Lambs Valley Road before pedalling back to King George V Park in Glen Innes.

Registered riders will be emailed the Strava and Ride With GPS link including GPX file the week of the event

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia