Entries for the WA State Fondo Series: York Canola Classic are now open!

Join us on Sunday 28th of August 2022, for the A State Fondo Series: York Canola Classic

The York Canola Classic is a picturesque mass-participation recreational ride hosted in the stunning Shire of York, approximately 90km east of the Perth CBD. Riders are invited to choose from a 93km or 52km distance option that will take you on a scenic journey from heart of the Town of York, through to the striking yellow canola fields of the Avon Valley Region.

Riders are invited to enter the WA State Fondo Series: York Canola Classic as individuals or as a team, riding for a collective team time. This is the perfect opportunity to kick start your training for the Tour of Margaret River and the 2023 Dams Challenge. Grab your mates and assemble your team today!

“A” Distance is the ultimate Avon Valley adventure! Get ready to enjoy 93km (2 laps) of quiet roads, rolling hills and fantastic scenery – including the iconic canola fields of the greater York Shire.

“A” Distance riders can expect to complete approximately 1200m of climbing in total. Most of this elevation can be found in the first 12km of each lap, after which you will be rewarded with a long, flowing descent. The remainder of the course features a series of small rises and descents, before turning left to return back to the start of the course.

“B” Distance is the perfect option for riders seeking all of the action and scenery of the Canola Classic, over 52km (1 lap) rather than 93km (2 laps). But, not to worry – you’ll still get to enjoy all that this stunning course has to offer!

“B” Distance has something to offer everyone, whether it’s your first ride or your five-hundredth. Don’t miss out on the second round of the WA State Fondo Series, and make sure register today!

EVENT PRICING


EARLY BIRD

8 July 2022 - 21 July 2022

STANDARD

22 July 2022 - 24 July 2022

WestCycle Members: $79

Non-Members $98

WestCycle Members: $89

Non-Members $108

WestCycle Members: $68

Non-Members $88

WestCycle Members: $78

Non-Members $98


*Please note that Event Pricing includes Lunch at the Event Village Location. Lunch Options will be made available in the coming days

WestCycle are looking for volunteers for the WA State Fondo Series: York Canola Classic to be held on Sunday the 28th August, 2022.

Volunteers are needed in roles both prior to and on event day, and there are a range of roles available. These roles are ideal for anyone with a keen interest in cycling, non-riders who want to support family or friends in the event, or students seeking event experience to add to their resumes

What is a Fondo
A Fondo is a long distance, timed recreational ride that originated in Italy. Participants compete against the clock rather than each other and traditionally riders enjoy a meal together after the ride. These days there are many variations of offerings of gran fondos with different distances available to ride. This is an individually timed event. You are welcome to ride with other people but times will be noted individually.
I need to make a change to my entry?
No problem. Sign in to your entry any time HERE. Changes to your entry may be made up until midnight on Wednesday 24th August, 2022
How can I get to the event? Will parking be available?
York is approximately 96km from the Perth CBD. Please allow at least 2.5 hours to travel, park and register at the York Recreation and Convention Centre. Free parking will be available at the Event Village at the York Recreation and Convention Centre and in surrounding streets.

Please be cautious when warming up, and riding to and from the start line as there may be increased traffic on the roads.

How can I stay up to date with the latest WA State Fondo Series information?
Please follow us on social media to stay up to date with all things WA State Fondo Series. We will also keep this webpage regularly updated in the lead up to the event. All registered participants will receive regular emails leading in to the event with any relevant information they’ll need to know.
RegisterNow is not recognising me as a WestCycle Member?
When entering the WA State Fondo Series, you need to ensure that your entry details replicate exactly what is listed in your WestCycle Membership account. This includes case sensitivity.

You can access your membership account HERE. Otherwise please feel free to contact our team, and we can provide you with your account details. Please email the following email address, info@westcycle.org.au

Will there be an event briefing?
Yes. An on-day briefing will also be held prior to the start of each event category.

Please make sure to read the Rider Guide which will be uploaded to the WA State Fondo Series website and emailed to all registered riders prior to the event. This will contain all the information you will need to get the most out of the event.

Is this event a race? Do I need a license to enter?
This event is NOT a race, it is a personal challenge. How you choose to ride the event is up to you. Relax and enjoy the social atmosphere amongst friends, or smash your way to a PB. It’s completely up to you!

We recommend choosing your distance according to what you would like to get out of the event.

A license is not required to participate in this event. We strongly recommend that riders become a WestCycle Premium Ride Member to ensure they are covered 24/7 for personal accident and public liability whenever and wherever they ride, including at events such as the Dams Challenge and the Kalamunda 100. You can find out more and become a member HERE to receive discounted entry pricing and so much more

What are the event Terms and Conditions?
The WA State Fondo Series Terms and Conditions can be found HERE
What type of bike and equipment will I need?
Compulsory equipment:
  • A legal and roadworthy bicycle
    • eBikes are welcome – please specify that you will be riding an eBike when entering
    • All types of bicycles are allowed, however make sure to consider the distance and intensity of your chosen ride when selecting the kind of bicycle you will use. A road bicycle is strongly recommended
    • Time trial bikes are NOT recommended due to the nature of the course and safety considerations
  • A helmet (Australian Standard)
  • A white front and red rear light
  • Puncture repair kit including spare tube(s)
  • 2 x drink bottles
  • Extra food supplies

Strongly recommended equipment:

  • Mobile phone
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Gloves
  • Credit card or cash in case of emergency
I can no longer attend. Can I get a refund?
WestCycle has a strict no refund policy for the WA State Fondo Series
Are there any age restrictions on this event?
Riders must be aged 16 years or older on the day of the event. Riders aged between 16 and 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, and must complete the exemption form. Complete the form HERE.