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Welcome to Perth Albany Perth 1200km a fully supported adventure through the south west of Western Australia. A pre-dawn departure from the South Perth foreshore, leaving the city lights behind, takes riders down 60km of cycle path to the first checkpoint of Mandurah (72km) for some refreshments. Back on the bike to traverse the coastal plains to the city of Bunbury (180km) and Busselton (240km), then onwards through vineyards and dairy farms to Margaret River (297km). As the sun begins to fade riders will cruise through more vineyards to Alexandra Bridge (333km) for a hearty meal and the 1st sleep option or after eating riders can soldier onwards to Pemberton (425km) the 2nd sleep option.
Day 2, more tall timber and hills ahead as riders grind towards Shannon National Park (490km) then onwards to Walpole (555km) and the coastal plains to Denmark (620km). As dusk falls, the historical whaling town of Albany (680km) beckons and another delicious hot meal and comfy bed waits.
Day 3, begins with a climb to the top of Mt Clarence where the spectacular view of King George Sound bay will amaze everyone. Brevet stamped and stowed riders will descent and head northeast towards the Stirling Ranges (765km). Long, straight flattish stretches of bitumen lay ahead as you roll through wheat and sheep farms bound for Gnowangerup (830km) and Katanning (891km). As night falls riders will be heading to the famous wool town of Wagin (947km) the 1st dining and sleep option or once again riders can soldier on to Williams (1008km) the 2nd dining and sleep option.
Day 4, riders will pedal through farmlands of the Hotham Valley (1072km) then over the hills and through the forests of the Darling Ranges and finally downhill to Pinjarra (1137km). The final leg takes riders back to the cycle path to return to South Perth foreshore (1220km), where a well-deserved meal and cold beer awaits.
Route: For details click here. Please note the route is subject to change but is similar to the 2010 edition.
The towns (checkpoints) and distances mentioned above are to be used as a guide and are subject to change, as the route is yet to be finalized. As such further details of night stops, drop bags etc will be updated to the website over the coming months.
There will be an events ride jersey and merchandise and details will be emailed to registered riders in due course.
This is a fully supported ride and a team of volunteers will be there to keep riders happy, healthy and on the road.
We look forward to seeing you in October for a fantastic 5th edition of Perth-Albany-Perth.