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SEVEN

May 15 2022
Nannup, WA, Australia

SEVEN links together Western Australia’s best trails and most spectacular climbs to form the ultimate one day challenge in Australian cycling. The 125km route features ten categorised climbs, with over 3000 metres of elevation gain. The scenery along the way is more typical of North American landscapes; quite different to how people typically imagine Australia to be. The route has been designed to be difficult and completion of all seven sectors will represent personal victory. SEVEN will redefine your limits and, succeed or fail, it will be an experience you will remember forever.

With 237 competitors in 2018, 550 in 2019, 785 in 202 and over 1000 expected in 2021, SEVEN is fast becoming one of the most popular off-road events on the Australian cycling calendar.

The course starts and finishes in the picturesque township of Nannup, approximately 40 minutes drive from the major regional centres of Busselton, Bridgetown and Margaret River. The Melo Velo Cafe and Bike Shop is our event village host, and their delightful grounds along Brockman Street provide the perfect starting point for your SEVEN adventure. The route winds its way around the golden triangle of cycling in WA that is formed by connecting the townships of Nannup, Bridgetown and Donnybrook. This area is estimated to be around 30,000 acres and have in excess of 1000km of rideable roads and trails.

Thanks to the unique topography of the valley and peaks between Nannup and Balingup, the ten major climbs of SEVEN are amongst the best that the State has to offer. These climbs range in length from 1.2km to 4.5km long with gradients frequently touching on 20%. Our advice is to not use too much energy too early. The primary climbs of Brockman Farm, The Crucible, Kinky, Arcadia, and Chainsaw Ridge are in particular challenging to tired legs.

The route has only 2.6kms of single track at the finish and virtually no fire trails. All the roads used in SEVEN are unpaved and well-formed with a mix of dirt, gravel, hard-packed clay, quartz grit and mica. They wind, climb, switchback and descend through pine plantations, state forest and farms. The best way we can describe the roads of SEVEN is “parallel single track”. They are exciting, challenging and magnificent to ride.

SEVEN

 
Routes: 50, 85, 125 km
Difficulty of Greatest Route: C - Moderate terrain with rolling short steep hills or moderate, sustained climbs
 
Prize / Race Categories

Golden Axe
Overall Fastest Male and Female

*Gold Buckles – fastest time in the following categories
Overall Male and Female
40-49 Years Male and Female
50-59 Years Male and Female
60+ Years Male and Female
Clydesdale 100kg+ Riders

*Silver Buckles
Fastest times in above categories for riders entering FIVE
All riders entered in SEVEN who successfully complete the entire course inside of designated cut off times.

*Silver Buckles with Blue Background
All riders entered in SEVEN who successfully complete the entire course inside of designated cut off times for the third year in a row.

Start Address: Nannup, WA, Australia
 
 
 
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Tag: nannup,wa,australia
 
May 15 2022 - EVENT: SEVEN
Oct 05 2022 - EVENT: Tour of Western Australia