The Combine Championship course that can suit any type of rider - climbers, sprinters, all rounders. Essentially to win you need to work your tail off. The big climb (at over 1k with sections well exceeding 20% you need at least a 39x28 gearing for this) happens with 40k left to go, so even if you get over quickly, the pack is still chasing you. Don't forget Granite Hill with 14k left or the 3k dirt section leading into the finish, finally with a 500m flat finishing straight. It is anybody's game.
Put your thongs in your back pocket in case you need to walk.
Parking: Balliang Hall NO PARKING AT CFA STATION
Lap: 90k for A, B and C Grades. Course shortened for other grades
The Hell of the West doubles as our Combine Championships. This course has so many aspects which means that it could be anybody's day depending on how the race unfolds. Please note that the main climb is very steep for over 1k - you will need at least a 39-28 gearing ratio, but even then some people still end up walking.
There are different length races for the grades, so check EB for course details. Video from last year
There are no on-the-day entries; entries close on Thursday at 8am (Late Entry Policy)
Registration and Prizegiving are held at the Balliang Hall.
Absolutely no parking at the CFA Station