Western Australia's longest climbs and most scenic trails combine to create an unforgettable cycling experience. A number of competitors in our inaugural year described SEVEN as the best event they had ever done and others described it as the most challenging.
The route finally selected for SEVEN was a result of nine months research and we believe that it is world class, but all the hype aside these are the places that we love to ride and explore.
For most people SEVEN is just a ride against themselves and for others it is a race against the ten hour cut off mark. At the front of the pack however the pace will be on to beat last year's Golden Axe winners Brian Sing and Tracey Chapman and to try and set new course records. We had 235 riders in 2018 and we are expecting to at least double that in 2019. Hopefully at the same time we will elevate the prestige of winning the event and draw more riders from the East Coast and overseas.
Our most asked question is in relation to what is the fastest/best type of bike, evidence to date suggests that there is no distinct advantage between hard tails, dual suspension or gravel specific bikes. They all seem to have an equal portion of the 125km to excel on.
Looking forward to seeing everyone in May or perhaps earlier on one of our orientation rides.
Brendon Morrison, Event Director.
When: Saturday May 18th, 2019 race starts at 7am sharp
Host Town: Nannup, Western Australia (Brockman Street)
Distance: SEVEN 125km FIVE 85km THREE 50km
Elevation: 3300+ metres (SEVEN) 1600 metres (FIVE) 1100 metres (THREE)
Terrain: Spectacular. Undulating to various degrees.
Roads: Unpaved, well-formed, mix of gravel, clay, quartz grit and mica. Virtually no fire trails and only 2.6km of single track at finish. We call these roads "parallel single track" because they wind, climb and descend, with plenty of room to pass.
Major Climbs: 10
Time cut off: 10 hours.
Camping: Available at Start/Finish Line. Link to book: Nannup Caravan Park
Post Race: Camp Fire, Live Music, Food options, Camping, Presentations.
*Please note that for non members of Cycling Australia or MTBA and additional insurance fee of $11 will apply.
*Entries are non-refundable from 4 weeks prior to the event, but are transferable to another rider, or can be rolled over to 2020 if required at any time.