Keep the “Donnybrook” tradition alive.

Entries are now open for the Collie Community Bank Collie to Donnybrook & Return Cycling Classic and the Bendigo Bank Criterium.

The Collie to Donnybrook and Return Cycling Classic is one of Australia’s road cycling classics.

The race, which began in 1925, is the only true remaining handicap event in WA. It is steeped in tradition and is the premier road race on the Western Australian cycling calendar.

The handicap format gives everyone a chance to get to the finish line first.

The historic race begins in the WA coal mining town of Collie, 200km south of Perth, and heads through hilly terrain towards Mumballup for 21km before turning and heading towards the township of Donnybrook. This is the halfway point. Riders then turn and return back to Mumballup. The last 21km of the course is very arduous through the hills to the finish line in the main street of Collie.

Sunday morning sees criterium racing in the Collie town centre on a tight street circuit. This year sees our participation ride switch to the safer Sunday course. Open to people of all ages and ability it will also include the Primary Schools Challenge.

Saturday night is Pasta Night. For those staying in Collie overnight for Sundays criterium racing come and join us for a meal and on the couch style interviews. Bar opens at 5.00pm with dinner and desert served from 6.30pm. Venue – Collie Italian Club.