Clarkes Gambit Course Options

Updated 5 October 2023

This event is an “overnighter” meaning we have two different loops, one for Saturday, which goes north of Nelligen and one for Sunday, which goes south of Nelligen. On each day, there are three different lengths of course. The three different lengths all have common parts to them to enable better support throughout the day.

Short Course: Approximately 35km and under a 1000m of climbing each day. Designed for Juniors (12-17 year olds) and anyone looking for a leisurely ride at “Party pace”. There will be time for a dip in the river, take in the views of the area and enjoy a beer afterwards.

Medium Course: Approximately 55km and 1200m of climbing each day. Designed for experienced cyclists, long enough to be a challenge, short enough to still be 100% Type 1* fun. For those who like it not too short, not too long, just right.

Long Course: Approximately 90km and 2000m of climbing each day. This takes in the best the region has to offer. For those that like to go long.

Note for Families: Choose the “Family” option in your entry and enter all family members in the one transaction. You can choose to ride the Short, Medium or Long course as a family together. If anyone in your family is under 18, you must ride the Short course together.

Note for One Day Option: If you can only spare one day of the weekend, we’ve got you covered. Choose the “One Day Option” option in your entry. You can ride Saturday or Sunday and just let us know which course you intend to ride when you register at the event.

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Short Course (for Juniors and Party Pace): 41.2km, 855vm

Medium Course (Not too long, not to short): 54.8km, 1,031vm

Long Course (For the nutters): 103.3km, 2,457vm


Short Course (for Juniors and Party Pace): 42km, 788vm

Medium Course (Not too long, not to short): 54.5km, 1,239vm

Long Course (For the nutters): 98.8km, 2,437vm


Type 1 Fun: Just plain fun. Simple, uncomplicated fun.

Type 2 Fun: An activity that is fun only after you have stopped doing it. As in, “Oh man I hurt everywhere, ask me tomorrow if I’d do it again and the answer will be <hell yeah>”

Type 3 Fun: not fun at all, not even in retrospect. As in, “What the hell was I thinking? If I ever even consider doing that again, somebody slap some sense into me.”