Stage 1:  Shire of Menzies - 89th Menzies Classic - Chas Egan Memorial Race

The 2017 Shire of Menzies -  Menzies Classic – Chas Egan Memorial Race will start in Kalgoorlie-Boulder and head north along the Goldfields Highway, through the eucalypt woodlands to Menzies, undulating over 132km. Four sprint sections await the opportunistic rider to try and grab some cash on the way. The race finishes in the main street of Menzies, alongside the Menzies Town Hall.
The race, being a handicap event, means all riders are placed behind the first rider over the line, regardless of which grade they ride in. Hence riders from all grades have the opportunity to win Line Honours.
Prior to 2011, only once before – for the Menzies Centennial in 1994 – did the race go in this direction.
The current record holder for this direction following the 2013 event is Alex Smyth from the Satalyst Giant Racing Team, in the time of 2 hours 32 minutes.

The 2016 finish was absolutely spectacular with riders not only battling each other for Line Honours but also the rain which made conditions for cycling very challenging.  See the 2014 highlights.

Line Honours for the 2016 Menzies Classic - Chas Egan Memorial Race was won by Darcy Pirotta from the JML Racing Team team in a time of 2 hours, 55 minutes and 44 seconds.  More details in the attached Race Information Sheet.  

Download the Race Information Sheet [PDF 480 KB]

The Shire of Menzies Cycle Carnival

The Menzies Classic – Chas Egan Memorial Race is the highlight of the Shire of Menzies community calendar and the accompanying cycle carnival adds to the excitement and fun. Activities this year will consist of  Kids Sports Events,  The children of Menzies will compete in a Street Sprint, a lap around the town and a scooter race.  Cyclists are asked to participate with the children by assisting with the races and being a spectator for their events.  Menzies Cycle Carnival is also a great chance to meet and mingle with our guest professional riders and provides some great entertainment for cyclists and supporters alike.