New for 2017 is an exciting course extension that competitors in the adult races will take on. After racing down Shoplatch, riders will now turn right into Bellstone and head to towards the Welsh Bridge before turning left and ascending the tough Claremont Bank all the way up to St. Chads Church. It will certainly test the legs! It also provides a fantastic viewing spectacle for those at the Quarry Park Gates.
Junior and Youth riders will tackle the original course, as used in the previous 3 editions of the event.