Cape to Cape mountain biking event welcomes back international riders for 2022 event this weekend

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Cape to Cape will start at Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse.
Camera IconCape to Cape will start at Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse. Credit: Tim Bardsley-Smith

Riders from across the world are set to descend on the South West for the highly anticipated return of the Cape to Cape mountain biking event this weekend.

More than 1,000 riders are set to take part in the four-day event, as it welcomes back riders from outside of Western Australia returning for the first time since 2019.

Established in 2008, the annual Cape to Cape event has grown to become Australasia’s largest and longest running multi-stage endurance mountain bike race.

Organising body the IRONMAN group’s managing director of oceania Geoff Meyer said the team is looking forward to welcoming riders back to the region.

“We can’t wait to have riders back on the trails of the South-West later this week for what is shaping up to be a great Cape to Cape,” he said.

“Over four days riders will cover almost 170km of riding, with the event providing a great opportunity to experience some of the best riding in the country, along with plenty of opportunities to spend time with mates before and after racing each day.”

Kicking off October 20, riders will take on an opening stage of 39km, starting and finishing at Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse.

Riders will then move north to Boranup for stage 2, with the 54km stage featuring single track sections, along with a start and finish line at Mr Barval Fine Wines.

The penultimate stage of Cape to Cape takes riders to Margaret River for another 42km, before the final stage takes riders to Cape Naturaliste, with a 34km blast taking in the best the views the region has to offer, before crossing the finish line at Wise Winery.

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