EVENT: Rock & Road

State: NSW

Cat: xcm

  • Location

    Rydal
    Wallerawang, NSW

  • When

    Sun 17 May, 2015

  • Format

  • Description

    Wild Horizons is excited to present a new concept in cycle racing: Rock&Road. Complete part of the course on your road bike, then swap to your MTB to bring it home. Or team up with a friend who rides the opposite cycling disciple to you and race as a duo.

    Road racing over a course of bitumen roads, plus single track and fire roads for the MTB, you get to play to your strengths and enjoy the best of both worlds.

    The inaugural Rock&Road (R&R) race will be held in and around the picturesque village of Rydal, NSW on Sunday the 17th May 2015

    Rydal has the perfect combination of access to Lidsdale State Forest with great trails built by Central Tablelands MTB club for the ‘Rock’ section, and picturesque country roads stretching to Sodwalls, Tarana and beyond for the ‘Road’ section.

    There will be two race routes to cater for different levels.

    The MAX R&R will see riders take on 80km of road, followed by 40km of rock (well, dirt really, but we’re working a theme here). While those looking for a little less time in the saddle can enter the MINI R&R consisting of 40km road and 25km on the MTB.

    And for those who only ride road, or mountain, there’s the duo option – choose your strength and your partner and race to win. Both ride both? You can still be a duo but you’ll have to flip a coin to see who rides the road, and who rides the rock.

  • Entries Open

    Entries are closed.

  • More Info

    Visit http://www.wildhorizons.com.au/rockaroad/rarmain for more information.

  • Getting There

    Located 20km west of Lithgow on the western side of the Blue Mountains, Rydal is a unique village, listed as a heritage site and set within magnificent countryside.

    To get to Rydal from Sydney, take the Great Western Highway through the Blue Mountains and then 15km after Lithgow turn left onto Old Western Road. After another left to stay on Old Western Road and 4km drive you arrive in Rydal.

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