B2B date for 2018 announced

Blayney Mayor Scott Ferguson at the 2017 B2B
Blayney Mayor Scott Ferguson at the 2017 B2B

Blayney will be a sea of cyclists again in April of 2018 when the riders in the Blayney 2 Bathurst (B2B) ride into town.

The 70km and 110km B2B is the feature event of the Bathurst Cycling Challenge and once again the 110km event has been sanctioned by the world governing body of cycling, the Union Cycliste International (UCI) and is one of two qualifying rounds to be held in Australia.

The UCI event is a high level competition for masters and amateurs but also aims to support the idea of cycling for all and the 2018 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships will be held in in Varese, Italy from 29 August to 2 September.

The course winds its way through the central NSW countryside before finishing at the iconic Mount Panorama.

Graeme Hanger

Bathurst mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said the B2B is the jewel of the Bathurst Cycling Classic and produces a unique experience for local and visiting riders to participate in the major sporting event.

“The course winds its way through the central NSW countryside before finishing at the iconic Mount Panorama and is on a fully closed road, event timing and on route support,” he said.

More than 2000 riders participated in the B2B in 2017.