TOMR leaves the tarmac behind for a day of epic trail riding  

SEVEN is a assembly of our favourite dirt roads and favourite dirt climbs broken into seven sectors and then linked together to form one challenging, unforgettable day of cycling. The 125km route features 9 categorised climbs and a total of 2810 metres of elevation gain. This is the country that we ride almost every day of the year, it is the country that we love and thus we have formulated SEVEN as a vehicle to share it with the world. We are of the opinion that the route is world class and it is our intent to conduct the race at the same level .

Location

The course starts and finishes in the picturesque township of Nannup approximately 40 minutes drive from the major regional centres of Busselton, Bridgetown and Margaret River. The route winds its way around the golden triangle of cycling in WA that is formed by connecting the townships of Nannup, Bridgetown and Donnybrook. This area is estimated to be around 30,000 acres and have in excess of 1000km of rideable roads and trails.

Who can enter? 

SEVEN is open to riders of all abilities, however a medium to high level of fitness will be required to complete all seven sectors in the allotted ten hours. The event is not suitable for road bikes. For riders from non MTB backgrounds we strongly recommend the use of caution on descents, as for every epic climb in the event there is a corresponding downhill.

Entry Options

Enter with the intent to try and ride all seven sectors (SEVEN) or choose an 85km option that takes in five sectors, (FIVE.) There is also an option for people to sign up top be a part of our crew if you would like to be a part of the event, but don’t feel that you are up to riding.

Pre Event

A series of pre event orientation days will be held in the lead up to SEVEN to help familiarise people with the nature of the road surface and of the terrain. A rider briefing will be held on the eve of the race at 7pm Friday, May 18th. 

Award Categories

  • Open Male
  • Open Female
  • Over 50’s Male
  • Over 50’s Female
  • Clydesdale 100kg+ riders

Please note that E-Bike riders will receive a time and be listed in results, but will not be eligble for award categories.

 

“SEVEN will redefine your perception of Western Australia” 

 

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Bike Selection

MTB: Extra gears for climbs and more surety on the descents, for most riders MTB will be the best option.

CX/Gravel Bikes: For certain sectors and in certain areas CX or Gravel Bikes will have a speed advantage over MTBs. On climbs and on technical descents we expect that these type of bikes will lose time to MTBs. Our recommendation is to know your bike and understand your limitations.

SUPERBIKE: Build your own bike to suit the course. Rigid MTB? Gravel bikes with wide rims and knobbly tyres?

E-Bikes: Even on an E-bike SEVEN will be challenging. You will not be eligible for awards but you will receive a time.

Accommodation

For riders wanting to stay central to all of the action the Nannup Caravan Park is positioned right on the start line and offers all of the ammenities usually associated with such facilities. You will also be within easy walking distance of the after party on Saturday night. Around Nannup and the surrounding towns there are various options for more luxurious sleeping arrangements, these can be found on the accommodation page of this website.

I’ve lived and worked in SW WA for 30+ years. The course is unlike almost all of it. Visit another country in your own backyard......you will hurt, it will burn......it might break you, but the beer will taste even sweeter if you make the finish line

Rod Annear

I found it to be a good variety of trails, with some definitely more suited to mountain bikes especially on Sector 4. The views were to die for, you could see for miles. The scenery was stunning. I was pleased that all the climbs we did were quite manageable, and there were no soul-shattering walking hills.

Stefanie Van Amerongen

This event is unlike anything you have done previously. This is a race, but a race against yourself. You will want to get up the next hill, just to see the view. It's not about winning, it's about surviving. Sure you can do 4 big climbs but will the fifth one stop you in your tracks? Or the sixth one? The vistas sure will if the climb doesn't. It's gonna hurt, you will cramp, and if you don't finish, there is always next year. This is a personal challenge. Bring it on!

Rod Lakelin

Gravel grinding, fad, trending or the real deal.
WA's answer to Victoria's great Otway gravel grind.

Kim Van Amerongen