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For anyone arriving early for the weekend The Herald Sun Tour is in the area Thursday and Friday (details below). There will be some rolling road closures Friday but delays will be minimal.
The Jayco Herald Sun Tour starts in Beechworth at 10am Thursday 6th Feb, and has a sprint in Dederang and another sprint in Mount Beauty before a huge climb up the hill to Falls Creek at about 1pm.
On Friday 7th February, the tour leaves from Bright at 10am, rides up over Tawonga Gap, along the Kiewa Valley Highway, a climb up Rosewhite Gap, then on to Myrtleford and Wangaratta. This is the longest ride of the tour – 178.1 kms.
Meanwhile, the Women’s Herald Sun Tour commences in Falls Creek on Thursday 6th February, at 2.30pm, starting with a big downhill to Mount Beauty (3.10pm), a sprint in Tawonga South (3.25pm), loop around Damms Road and back to Mount Beauty for another sprint (3.43pm), and then back up to Falls Creek by 4.38pm.