This ride is our only Place to Place event at the moment and, since 1997, has commemorated the life of Mark who died tragically the previous year. Mark rode as a junior
This ride is our only Place to Place event at the moment and, since 1997, has commemorated the life of Mark who died tragically the previous year. Mark rode as a junior with us in our earlier incarnation as the WA Vets and, like the rest of his family, was committed to the ethos of the TT (despite being an extremely accomplished track and road rider! Yes, we do know they are not mutually exclusive!). Most years Mark’s parents, Tony and Maggie have personally presented the perpetual trophy they donated for the event and, at the same time, keepsake ‘replicas’ for the previous year’s winners (male and female).
A testing, rolling, thoroughly enjoyable course entirely on Toodyay Rd: after a 2km flattish, fast start, you climb for 6km, descend that hill and then are climbing to the highest point at about 23km; 15km mainly downhill; a little bump; 3.5km up Big Gidge and 800m down to the finish. And yes, we have managed a following Easterly a couple of times now.
We organise a bus to take riders and their bikes from the finish at Gidgegannup (next to the shopping centre) to the start in Toodyay. If you want a seat on the bus you must let the race organiser know beforehand. We haven’t had to leave anybody behind for lack of space – yet. However, a few people have had to make hasty alternative arrangements to get to Toodyay for the start or back there after the finish to pick up their cars when they ‘misjudged’ the departure time. Still, if you do have to ride back it’s a good cool down, if you take it easy!
From 2017 the Toodyay start will be adjusted to compensate for the finish being moved to 50m east of Bunning Road (opposite the bakery). Registrations will still be at the Community Health Centre 500m along Stirling Terrace (the continuation of Toodyay Rd) past the Goomalling Rd junction. Public toilets are available in Toodyay a couple of blocks into town from the start and one block back: in Duke St, North.
Registrations are either in Gidge or at the Health Centre carpark.
To view the Course Profile – https://atta.asn.au/maps/markwebb.html