On the March: New date announced for 2019 Bathurst Cycling Classic

RIDE ON: Cyclists cross the finish line at the end of the 2108 Blayney 2 Bathurst in March this year.
RIDE ON: Cyclists cross the finish line at the end of the 2108 Blayney 2 Bathurst in March this year.

A CLASH of events has prompted a change in date for next year’s Bathurst Cycling Classic.

The event will now be run on March 16-17 to avoid a clash with a new event that has been established by Cycling Australia.

The Bathurst Cycling Classic will retain its UCI status and will be a qualifier for the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships to be held in Poznan, Poland in September 2019.

Mayor Graeme Hanger said the date change should not have any impact on participation in the popular event.

“The Bathurst Cycling Classic is continuing to grow in reputation and stature each year. More cyclists are visiting the region to experience one of the state’s only fully-road closed events,” he said.

The Bathurst Cycling Challenge is a weekend-long cycling event held in Bathurst and Blayney featuring the Hill Climb, Criterium Racing, Family Fun and the main event, the Blayney 2 Bathurst (B2B).

Residents have been advised on the date change and a full road closure notice will be sent in the coming months.

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