The course starts and finishes in the picturesque township of Nannup and winds its way around the golden triangle of cycling by connecting Nannup, Kirup and Balingup.
This route is probably best ridden clockwise. The route has two busy sections – one along the Vasse Highway and the other along the South Western Highway. The rest of it is excellent. It suits experienced road cyclists.
The road from Nannup to Kirup, once you leave the busier Vasse Highway, is good quality, generally quiet and goes through scenic farmland and Jarrah forest. When you get to the South Western Highway, go north to Kirup along the highway for about 5 km. As this is a highway and can be busy, please ride single file.
From Kirup you’ll follow much quieter roads, looping back south to Balingup. Balingup to Nannup is a beautiful and fun stretch of road with bends and undulates all the way to Nannup. This is the highlight of the route.
You will be sharing this road with cars, and there are lots of corners with limited visibility. Please ride single file for your own safety.
The ride is 100 km long but can be shortened to 92 km. To shorten it, when heading northeast on Cundinup-Kirup Road and you get to the South Western Highway, turn right and travel south on the highway to Balingup. You’ll have to ride almost 10 km on the highway, but all is downhill except 2 km of uphill at a 3.5% grade.