The historic Melbourne to Warrnambool Classic is a cycling race that traverses Victoria’s southwest region through picturesque landscapes and difficult terrain.
The Melbourne to Warrnambool Classic was founded in 1895 and is Australia’s oldest race. This shows the value and attachment that locals have to the annual event. The one-day race is a must-attend for outdoor cycling enthusiasts.
Melbourne to Warrnambool Classic 2024 Date & Cycling Route Map
Typically, the race starts with a mass start before cyclists are separated into their respective categories: NRS Riders, Grace B, Grade C and Grade D riders. Note, too, that the NRS riders constitute the Grade A category.
Those interested in participating in the classic must register well in advance. Team registration requires a minimum of three members and eight for each team. The start location is Avalon Airport in Lara, and the finish location is Liebig Street and Raglan Parade in Warrnambool.
Overall, the Melbourne to Warrnambool Classic is an exciting event to experience the outdoors and enjoy the beauty of the course across different natural landscapes.