With the 2020 edition of the ride postponed, Alpine Cycling Club and FulGaz are excited to unveil the 2020 Bright Brewery Tour of Bright on FulGaz from 30 Nov – 13 December.

The free event will take across three stages and three iconic locations from the region including, Mt Buffalo, Tawonga Gap, and Buckland Valley.

The focus of the event is to give people a real taste of the region and show them some of the stunning riding on offer around Bright.

Alpine Cycling Club president, Andrew Geekie, was excited by the opportunity.
“We trust that this virtual experience helps to keep you keen for the “real” world and to visit Bright next year and compete in the real live event. We are sincerely grateful and appreciative of FulGaz being able to provide this opportunity.”

Mike Clucas, founder and CEO of FulGaz was equally excited by the opportunity, “Having raced the Tour of Bright in real life, with the region always warmly welcoming riders, being able to be able to bring the event to life on FulGaz is a real privilege. I’d like to thank the Alpine Cycling Club for their hard work behind the scenes.”

Long time event support, Scott Brandon, founder of Bright Brewery was looking forward to the 2020 virtual edition. “The Bright Brewery Tour of Bright is an iconic Australian cycling event that Bright Brewery is very proud to support. We live for the High Country and we love to see cyclists enjoying our magnificent part of Australia. We hope you all enjoy this year’s virtual event and we can’t wait to see you all back up here in person in 2021.”

 

EVENT OVERVIEW

Riders will be able to race all three stages during the two-week window 30 November – 13 December. There will be general classification and individual stage leaderboards so you can see how you stack up. 

This is a free event for all FulGaz subscribers and can be raced on a trial subscription. 

Stage 1 Buckland - Valley Time Trial

The opening stage is a race against the clock through Buckland Valley. A 17km/10.5mile course with some undulations and short climbs with 160m/524ft of climbing to keep the legs pumping. 

17KM
DISTANCE
00:27:24
DURATION
171M
ELEVATION GAIN

Stage 2 - Tawonga Gap

There are two routes to the Gap; this is the steeper, shorter climb from Mount Beauty. The second stage of the Tour is the Gaps Loop and brings the race to the Kiewa Valley and up the challenging climb up of Tawonga Gap.
The climb is a steady and consistent climb of around 5%, with a few steep hairpins in the second half.

 

11.08KM
DISTANCE
0:35:54
DURATION
587M
ELEVATION GAIN

Stage 3 - Mt Buffalo

The third and final stage is the toughest one and sure to test the legs. Mount Buffalo has a relentless gradient of between 5% and 7% for the 19.18km/12.4mile distance.

There is an almost flat section at around 8km/4.9m, just before halfway, which gives you a break before the challenging final sections with several steep bends to negotiate. The route climbs a total of 1024 metres/3359 ft.

8KM
DISTANCE
01:01:47
DURATION
1024M
ELEVATION GAIN

About the Bright Brewery Tour of Bright

The Bright Brewery Tour of Bright is conducted and hosted by the Alpine Cycling Club.

The first official Tour of Bright was held in 1993 and is one of Australia’s largest multi-stage professional and amateur combined events. Previous editions have attracted Olympians and WorldTour riders such as Cadel Evans, Ritchie Porte and Annamiek van Vlueten.

Special offer from Bright Brewery.

In celebration of the 2020 event, you can score 10% off from their shop with code TOB2020 until end of 2020.

SHOP HERE

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