We’ll take you on a step by step run-down of the ride component of Wine, Wheels & Whiting. People are going to love this route because its 85 % downhill.
With that in mind – here’s the run down.
The 125km Riders Start.
It all kicks off for the 125km riders by the Town Hall at Ennis Park. Here you’ll get an escort out of town onto White Hut Road. Riders will be pedalling parallel to the Reisling Trail right up until the northern end which terminates at Barrinia Road.
From Barrinia Road – there’s a brief downhill section followed by a short stretch on Main North Road before heading out onto Bungaree Road – you’ll be passing through scenic undulating farming countryside and riding directly past historic Bungaree Station. At this time of year, the fields are a sea of yellow canola.
From there, you’ll be joining the Horrocks Highway – then heading through to Brinkworth – where there will be a refreshment stop to power up those legs and get some much needed energy.
From Brinkworth – you can expect a fairly straight flat run across the plains to Snowtown – where you’ll get spectacular views of the Hummock Range in the distance and the Snowtown Windfarm nearby.
The 70km riders join in.
At Snowtown there’ll be a refreshment stop and the 70 kilometre riders will join the pack. After Snowtown there’ll be a bit of climbing over the Barunga Gap – it’s a nice steady climb of approximately 135m over 10 kilometres. On the other side it’s a nice sweeping run into Bute – where there is also a refreshment stop.
45 kilometre riders join in.
From Bute – it’s a fairly straight and slightly downhill run into the historic mining town of Kadina with a water stop for those that are getting thirsty.
Once you’ve made it to Kadina – you’re on the home straight with about 12 kilometres to go. Riders will make their way along the Copper Coast Highway to Wallaroo finishing at the Wallaroo Football Oval.
An easy option for families.
For those who want to take things really easy or just want to have a bit of fun with the youngsters there’s an 8km Family Ride – a gentle pedal taking a circuitous route around Wallaroo and along the waterfront with a mix of quiet streets and off road paths.
So there you have it – the 2016 Wine, Wheels & Whiting route.
The Best Bits
- The gorgeous countryside with vineyards and farms peppering the countryside when you’re leaving Clare.
- The sweeping views and patchwork plains as you ride from Bungaree/Brinkworth through to Snowtown.
- The gourmet food that you’ll get in Wallaroo (or the night before in Clare).
Check out the Route Map yourself on Ride With GPS.
Come ride your bike – Wine, Wheels & Whiting. 9 – 11 September.
South Australia is well known for its gorgeous vineyards, great seafood and strong cycling culture. We’ve decided to bring all of this together in the Wine, Wheels & Whiting bike ride, where riders can pedal all the way from the Clare Valley to the Copper Coast – and be entertained with a weekend of festivities from the locals.