Goulburn-Mulwaree

Cycling in Goulburn-Mulwaree

Cycling in Goulburn-Mulwaree

Goulburn-Mulwaree has a proud road cycling history, having hosted the Dunlop Road Race from Goulburn to Sydney since the late nineteenth century when this was a popular route for cyclists. In 1896 the League of Wheelmen organised the inaugural race from Goulburn to Ashfield which was won by H Hayes. From 1902 it became an annual event. Historically, the route started in Goulburn and followed what is now known as the Hume Highway to Sydney. There have been various changes to the route over time, reflecting the changes to the Hume Highway and the finish point has varied from Ashfield Town Hall, Enfield, Merrylands, Lidcombe, Bankstown, Liverpool and Camden. In some years, the race was held in reverse direction. Women did not compete in the Goulburn to Sydney prior to 1980. When women's races were run, they were over shorter distances. The event was more recently known as the Goulburn to Sydney Classic, with the last race having been held in 2012.

Today, the region remains a great place for riding, a region bestowed by quiet country roads and hisotric townships perfect for exploring over one or multiple days. 

The Goulburn-Mulwaree area comprises the main townships of Goulburn, Tarago, Towrang and Marulan.

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