Derived from an age-old cycling tradition, Fondo means ‘endurance.’ Both the Volcano Climb that opens the Battle on 28 May and the Fondo Rides on 31 May celebrate endurance in the true Battle spirit.
The Charity Fondo Rides on 31 May are open to all levels of cyclists and vary in degrees of difficulty and distance. Get on your bike in three distances: 60km, 120km, and 160km.
Experience all the atmosphere and excitement of the Battle without competing in the Tour. The Fondo Rides finish in time to enjoy a BBQ at the Murwillumbah Showgrounds, and you’ll be in prime position to view the Tour’s final stage Time Trials and Criterium.
We are also excited to offer a Teams category: aimed at corporate, social, and families, Teams is a great way to experience the Battle in a social environment.
New for 2015, we are excited to offer the Volcano Climb on the Tour’s opening day, 28 May. The gruelling 5.4 km climb, with grades up to 18%, will reward riders with views, stories and bragging rights for a lifetime.
A huge thank you to the Department of Heritage, as this is the only day of the year the iconic Mt Warning Road is closed. This is truly an opportunity to tick an amazing ride off your bucket list.
All the maps, details, and information for the Fondo Rides and Volcano Climb is available on our website: www.battleontheborder.com.au. Registration is now open.