Classic 100

About the Classic 100

A great ride through breathtaking countryside inside the Scenic Rim to the South West of Ipswich on open undulating roads. The route travels through Walloon to Rosewood and then on to skirt Mt Walker (give our photographer a wave and a smile) before arriving at Warrill View. We strongly recommend riders dismount and walk the 80m past the food & drinks stop before walking over the Cunningham Highway en-route to Harrisville and a short stint along Boonah Road (single file) to Peak Crossing followed by an exhilarating run along Middle Road. Then it’s back to suburbia , 5 traffic lights and you’re back home. It’s magical how somewhere, along this route, one invariably offloads all those bothersome befuddling ‘cobwebs’!

The Classic 100 is suitable for those riding around 200km weekly and who are prepared to train.

Please note:

  • Working head and tail lights are mandatory for the early start of this ride
  • Cyclists failing to reach the 23km mark by 8am will be encouraged to divert to the 50km route
  • Participants younger than 16 years of age should carry a signed Parent or Guardian consent form.

Start Time: 6:30 am

Event briefing 6:25am

Rest Stops

The St Andrews Hospital Classic 100 ride has four on route refreshment stops at the 12, 20.5, 43.1 and 75 kilometer points (Walloon, Rosewood, Warrill View, Peak Crossing)

Turn around point

Riders who don’t make the 100km/ 50km turning point, at the 23km mark (Walloon), in good time to complete the full distance by 2:00pm are advised to continue on the 50km route.  Only each participant know their own ability but we would suggest that a rider planning to complete the 100km should reach this turning point by 8:00am.

Event Support Time

Organisers  have allowed  7.5 hours for participants to complete this ride.  Every reasonable effort will be made to support participant as needed during this time.

Course Description

This ride will suit riders who cycle often and are looking for the challenge that comes with this kind of distance, a couple of good climbs and some longer fast sections that are sure to be the source of coffee shop conversation into the future.

The terrain is mostly undulating to flat until Mt Walker, 43km out. This amounts to a 5% climb for about 2km and then it’s back to flat to undulating. While some riders may complete the distance in less than four hours, most cyclists take between four and five hours.

The route is laid out with appropriate signs showing the way and all rides are well supported by our volunteer marshals and support drivers.