The 'A' course (see: Google Maps) is quite fast with a bit of a slope up to- and some 'big dipper' hills along Stoneville Rd but the rest
The ‘A’ course (see: Google Maps) is quite fast with a bit of a slope up to- and some ‘big dipper’ hills along Stoneville Rd but the rest of the course, especially along Bunning Rd, is mostly big ring stuff. Sorry: there’s a bit of a squeeze up the final 50m to Toodyay Rd but then you have a lovely long and fast downhill section. The highest elevation is at the turn into Bunning Rd (12.5km). Two laps take care of this course. The Start and Finish is now in Bunning Rd just past the entrance to the Primary School where we park and register. Toilets are accessible at the school or in the Showgrounds, at the western end. The Showgrounds are about 400m away, across Toodyay Rd.
Gidge ‘B’ (see: GoogleMaps), the so-called ‘SuperHilly’ course is a testing 40km and no-one had come close to breaking the hour until Luke Durbridge did it in 2010. We used to meet at the gazebo in the car park just to the west of the Gidgegannup shopping centre (on the right as you enter town from Perth) but we now use the Gidge Primary School as we do for Gidge A and the ‘Mark Webb’. While the start is on the left in Reserve Rd just prior to entering town from Perth, the finish is directly opposite the shopping centre. The biggest and toughest climb is out of the valley along O’Brien Rd from the creek crossing; it’s pretty much ‘up’ all the way back to Toodyay Rd; character-building stuff! We usually take intermediate times at the 11km point: the turn from Berry into Clenton Rd.
Gidge ‘C’ (see: GoogleMaps) will be a variation on the above in 2018 when we’ll not be able to ride on Toodyay Rd due to roadworks; it may become a permanent change for this event. The route will be: Reserve Rd – Berry | Copley Dale Road, turning at Clenton Road and retracing – easy!
Course Route HERE