Event cancelled: Autumn Cycling Classic 2020

Event status:

Following the Australian Government’s recommendation to cancel non-essential, organised events over 500 people, La Trobe University has made the decision to cancel this event. The health and wellbeing of the La Trobe University and broader community is our primary concern and we hope to re-schedule this event at a time when it is appropriate to do so. All race entries will be refunded. If you have any questions in relation to this event and the cancellation please contact the event organisers at universityevents@latrobe.edu.au

Saturday 18 April 2020 08:00 am until Saturday 18 April 2020 02:00 pm (Add to calendar)
University Events
Presented by:
La Trobe University and La Trobe Sport
Type of Event:
Come & Try - Free for La Trobe Students and Staff | $10 for the Public

Race fees are detailed in the Book Now link

Attached documents:
Autumn Cycling Classic 2020 Course Map.pdf [PDF, 144.0 KB]

COVID-19 Update

The situation with COVID-19 continues to change at a rapid pace. It is posing unprecedented challenges for the health and wellbeing of our communities and for the continuing operations of La Trobe University. Events over the weekend and earlier this week have necessitated a rapid review of the University’s response – in particular the ban on large scale events, compulsory self-isolation for all visitors to Australia, and the Premier’s announcement of a State of Emergency.

La Trobe is therefore announcing a range of measures to help members of our community remain as safe as possible, while ensuring minimal disruption to teaching and research activities. Our campuses will remain open and our teaching and research will continue, but with some significant changes to the way we work. As a precautionary measure, from Tuesday 17 March onwards all non-essential events that do not involve delivery or support of teaching or research activity will be cancelled or postponed until the end of June, regardless of the number of participants. This includes events such as graduation ceremonies; public lectures and events; events run by all Student Union Associations and student clubs and societies; sporting events and planned ceremonies.

As a result of this decision, the 'Autumn Cycling Classic 2020' event on 18 April 2020 is now cancelled. We thank you for your understanding and hope you will be able to join us at another La Trobe event in the future. All ticket holders will be refunded.

If you have any questions in relation to this event please do not hesitate to contact University Events at universityevents@latrobe.edu.au

To find out more about events scheduled later in the year, please visit the La Trobe website at latrobe.edu.au/events

For more information about La Trobe’s response to COVID-19, you can view our online statement and FAQs

After an astounding response to the Autumn Cycling Classic event in 2018 and 2019, we are proud to announce this event will run again in 2020.  La Trobe University and Brunswick Cycling Club will again be providing a fantastic venue right in Melbourne - scenic 3k course, fully closed roads, coached introductory sessions, great facilities with food and coffee, event village with atmosphere - this is how to integrate cycling into the city.

This year, due to the new accommodation building under construction, the course has undertaken a detour and has been reversed. This course will now take in the sights of the new accommodation building, the existing student residences and Simpson Lawn.

Please note, due to the event there will be road closures between 7am-2pm.

Autumn Cycling Classic 2020 Course Map [PDF 144KB]

What is the Come & Try?

The Come & Try is an opportunity for those interested in racing to have a go. We know there are a lot of recreational riders doing fondos, Zwift, Beach Rd who may want to try their hand but are unsure what racing is all about. This is under the supervision of certified coaches and marshals who will give participants a flavour for racing and under the safety of closed roads.

Entry is free for La Trobe Staff and Students and registration can be completed here.

The first twenty La Trobe Students or Staff to register will go into the draw to win a free Team La Trobe cycling jersey and other Team La Trobe clothing!

For members of the public, entry is $10 and can be purchased online. No race license is required, but you do need a functioning road bike.

Changed traffic conditions
Road nameDetails Access availableTime
Ring Road Between Science Drive
and Car Park 6
La Trobe Private Hospital via North Entry
under controlled conditions to Car Park 9
7.00am - 2.00pm
Centreway Full road closure Restricted access 7.00am - 2.00pm
Moat Drive Full road closure Restricted access 7.00am - 2.00pm
Science Drive Full road closure Restricted access 7.00am - 2.00pm
Physics Drive Full road closure Restricted access 7.00am - 2.00pm
Biology Drive Full road closure Restricted access 7.00am - 2.00pm
Chemistry Drive Full road closure Restricted access 7.00am - 2.00pm
College Drive Full road closure Restricted access 7.00am - 2.00pm
Union Drive Full road closure Restricted access 7.00am - 2.00pm
Menzies Drive Full road closure Restricted access 7.00am - 2.00pm
Glenn Drive Full road closure Restricted access 7.00am - 2.00pm

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