The Indian Pacific Wheel Race is a self-supported cycling race which started in March 2017. The rules are fairly straight forward…follow the route, no drafting, no drugs and no outside assistance that wouldn’t be available to any other rider.
The route leaves Fremantle, heading out through the Perth hills before traversing the expanses of the Nullarbor Plain eventually reaching Adealide. From here, you gently hug the coast through the Great Ocean Road before reaching Melbourne and setting the compass north through the Australian Alps. Then a mere hop-skip-and-a-jump to Canberra before tracking to Wollongong and onto the finish that is the steps of the Sydney Opera House.
One stage – 5470km and 33,500m of vertical gain.