Set for a cycle? Tour de Gorge is on!

Put your pedal to the gravel and get cycling, the annual Tour de Gorge ride near Coonabarabran is on again this year, with measures in place to keep participants Covidsafe.

Pilliga Nature Reserve,  Eucalyptus Gum and White Cyprus Pine forest

National Parks and Wildlife Service Area Manager John Whittall said Tour de Gorge set to run on Saturday 5 September, is a great family event.

“This year’s event will start at Pilliga Pottery and then take participants on a ride through the Pilliga Nature Reserve on some scenic trails which are not usually open for cycling.

“With families looking for safe outdoor activities during these unusual times, we are really pleased to be able to offer this event.

“It’s $25 per person and riders have the option of a 12 kilometre course or a 50 kilometre course for the more adventurous.

“In line with Covid protocols all participants and supporters must sign in and practice social distancing.

“The briefing starts at 8.30am and all riders should be finished by 1pm.

“Being hosted at Pilliga Pottery, there’s local stall holders, refreshments and meals from Blue Wren Café on offer throughout the day.

“So, bring your bike and enjoy some fresh air and hopefully sunshine, while you take in the beauty of the Pilliga,” Mt Whittall said.

For more information and to register call Pilliga Forests Discovery Centre (02) 68 434 011 and Tour de Gorge: Resilience Ride