Open Races


Date:  2nd Saturday in May
Distance:  70 km

ENTRY: Cycling NSW

Haycarters Map 2012

The First Coota Hay carters race was run as a fundraising interclub race. It has grown from a 40 field race to one of the biggest handicap races for its distance staged in NSW. The race is held in May each year and continues to grow and attract riders from all areas of NSW and Victoria.


Registrations, start, finish and the post race presentations will be held at the Cootamundra Showgrounds. Entry to the showground will be adjacent to the Pavillion on Pinkerton Rd. See map below.

Sign on and Start/Finish Location


Date:                2nd Sunday in May
Distance:          60 km

ENTRY: Cycling NSW

The Haycarters recovery consists of a loop out over the Brawlin Hill and then a lap of the infamous Suicide course. The course is a mix of flat and undulating sections providing opportunities for any style of rider.


Date:                Last Saturday in August
Distance:          105 km

The first Coota Annual Classic was run in 1955. Held during August, this race still continues to attract quality fields. Many prominent cycling names feature amongst the winners of this race including riders such as Graham Brown and other Olympic and Commonwealth Games medallists. The Coota Annual Classic is always held on the last Saturday in August with a recovery race on the Sunday.

Coota Annual Map

Sign on and Start/Finish Location

The sign on for the race will be from 11.00am at the Luncheon Pavilion at the Cootamundra Showground in Pinkerton Road

The Start/Finish Line is also located at the Showground in Pinkerton Road. For the safety of riders and officials, we ask all vehicles to please park INSIDE the showgrounds and refrain from parking on the grass area adjacent to Pinkerton Road.

Presentations and after race entertainment will be held at the Cootamundra Ex Servicemans Club located on the corner of Parker and Wallendoon Streets, Cootamundra from 6pm on Saturday.


Date:                Last Sunday in August
Distance:          70 km (3 Laps of Suicide)

This race is three laps of the very popular suicide loop an undulating but quick loop which will test all riders. The three lap format makes for some great racing and spectating. It also provides an easy out for those who may have overdone it the day (or night) before.