Esprit 25

About the 25km

Designed to attract family groups and those new to cycling longer distances, the Esprit 25 offers an introductory aspirational challenge which we hope will prove seductive in promoting cycling as a great means of transport as well as that eclectic mix of exercise and fun. Join other novitiates on this route to Walloon and back, experiencing the rush of riding in a peloton, swapping stories and marveling at all those newly discovered muscles. It’s a buzz.  And next year aim for the Classic 50 or beyond.

Please note:

  • Participants younger than 16 years of age should carry a signed Parent or Guardian consent form.

The Esprit 25 is perfect for anyone who would like to rekindle a relationship with a bike. And for experienced riders keen to support a less experienced friend or relative, especially children older than 11 years.

Start Time: 8:00 am

Event briefing 7:55am

Rest Stops

The City of Ipswich Esprit 25 has one rest stop. The only rest stop is at Walloon 12.5km from the start.

Turn around point

There are no alternative short cuts for this event. this turn-around point is at the refreshment stop just after the roundabout at Walloon and participants follow the same road back home to USQ campus.

Event Support Time

Organisers  have allowed  4 hours for participants to complete this ride.  Every reasonable effort will be made to support participant as needed during this time.

If you require support please call the emergency number: 0459 593 689

Course Description

This year we have introduced a fourth and easier ride to cater for those who would like to support our event but do not wish to pedal 50 km.

The terrain is mostly flat with none of the few hills being too difficult. There is a slight climb from the One Mile Creek to just before Karrabin with the steepest part being the crossing of the One Mile Creek.  The rest is as close to flat as you can get in this area.

Plenty of time has been allowed to ensure participant experience the satisfaction of completing this credible 25km ride.

The route is laid out with appropriate signs showing the way, lead and follow vehicles and road marshals to ensure cyclists follow the designated route.