Grafton to Inverell is a part of the National Road Series. The National Road Series is the feature series on the Australian road calendar, with teams and individuals competing for national recognition.
The Grafton to Inverell Cycle Classic is a 228km road race conducted on a point to point course between the towns of Grafton and Inverell in northern New South Wales. The race predominantly follows the Gwydir Highway over some challenging terrain that includes the climb of the Gibraltar Range, an 18km ascent from the Clarence Valley to the New England Highlands.
The 2012 event is the 52nd edition of a race that has enjoyed a long and successful history. The course has remained the same over the years with the exception of last year’s event which added a deviation off the Gwydir Highway through the township of Elsmore adding one more final climb before the finish in Inverell. This proved very successful and consolidated the reputation of the Grafton to Inverell as the toughest one day cycling event in Australia. This course will again be utilised for the 2012 event.