Singleton spins as cycling destination with another NSW event to be held this weekend


The rural roads of Singleton will again be overcome with lycra this weekend as Cycling NSW pedals back to Glendon for the 2020 Time Trial Road Championships and Hunter Valley Chrono. 

More than 400 cyclists are registered to participate in the events held over 7-8 November, with races to start at Roughit Lane and cover courses across Glendon Road, Elderslie Road and Gresford Road. 

Mayor of Singleton, Cr Sue Moore said 2020 was the second consecutive year the Singleton LGA would play host to the Time Trial event, and Council was proud to work with Cycling NSW to bring such a fantastic weekend of racing to the Hunter in adherence with coronavirus restrictions. 

“Singleton is a great location for adventure and recreation, and Council is pleased to support Cycling NSW to deliver the perfect blend of both through events such as the NSW Time Trial Road Championships and Hunter Valley Chrono,” she said.

“Council is really proud of the relationship we have with Cycling NSW and the opportunity to highlight all the reasons that anyone would want to visit our beautiful part of the Hunter Valley.”

Cr Moore said local property owners in Glendon had once again gotten behind the events by offering to lend their paddocks for parking and marshalling areas.    

“I’m really proud of the way the community has come together to help host this event, and I make special mention of the residents of Glendon and the Scotts Flat RFS,” she said.

“We are also grateful for the support of Hunter Valley Operations to help Council bring this event to Singleton, and our local tourism operators including the Around Hermitage Wine Tourism Association, Catherine Vale Wines and Peter Drayton Wines who have sponsored event prizes. 

“Local businesses from Broke Fordwich, including Short Black Pony coffee van and Smokin Hot N Saucy, will also be on hand to help keep riders well fuelled.

“The success of events like these, and the ongoing relationship with organisations such as Cycling NSW, is a testament to the support of our community and the kind of country hospitality we pride ourselves on.

“We look forward to welcoming riders back to our region this weekend and seeing the direct benefit that it brings to our local economy, and promoting not only cycling, but Singleton as a destination.”

While there will be no road closures associated with the events, motorists are asked to take care and follow directional signage.