2016 Event Cancelled
The Goulburn Grand Prix Cycle Challenge was first held on 19 September 2010 and has become an annual event of Goulburn’s cycling calendar.
The GGPCC was developed by a group of local cycling enthusiasts together with Goulburn Mulwaree Council as a way to introduce new people to the sport they are so passionate about, promote cycling as a sport as well as a mode of transport and to educate the community about the health and lifestyle benefits that cycling provides.
The event is held each year as part of NSW Bike Week, a state-wide NSW Government initiative that raises the profile of cycling as a healthy, easy, low cost and environmentally friendly alternative to driving for short trips.
The Goulburn Grand Prix Cycle Challenge gets its name from the historic first Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix event of 1924 and follows the same route – a challenging 85km circuit extending from the outskirts of Goulburn to Windellama, across to Bungonia and back to the junction of the two roads.
The 1924 Australian Motor Cycle Grand Prix was the first of its kind in Australia. It involved four laps of the race circuit and took the winner 4 hours to complete.
If you look closely at the GGPCC logo you will notice that it represents past and present by combining motorcyclist and cyclist into one.