The ever-popular Battle on the Border cycling tour will return for its eighth instalment this June with an expected 700 riders competing across nine divisions in three disciplines: time trial, criterium and road race.
The growth of the race has seen it become one of the largest events of its kind in Australia.
This year’s race spans 400km over three days and we expect both an expanded masters’ field and a continued increase in women’s entries with the previous success and sustained partnership with the women’s National Road Series adding to the high calibre of competition.
Event organisers are also hopeful that the Battle’s appeal will continue to grow internationally as last year saw teams compete from Alice Springs and from across the Tasman in New Zealand.
As the saying goes, ‘location is everything’, and in the Tweed the Battle boasts an unrivalled setting with competitors keen to ride in the picturesque scenery and challenging circuits the region has to offer.
While all classes of the Battle are highly competitive, the local support received from the Tweed community and volunteers, combined with its natural beauty, is what draws competitors back each year.
With a record number of riders and supporters expected for 2016, the tour promises to be as fierce as ever.
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