Date of Event
Saturday 13th April 2024
Entries open now
Registration Check In:
6:00am – 7:30am (for main event)
9:00am - 10:30am (for Half HP)
Competitors check in, sign appropriate waivers, and are assigned a bib number and starting time.
National Trust Heritage Polaris Begins:
8:00am – 8:20am (for main event)
11:00am (for Half HP)
Competitors are released in staggered 10 minute intervals (usually in groups approx. 20 – 30 riders).
3:00pm – 3:20pm
Riders check back in (stiff time penalties apply), relax, tell some tall tales from the day and rest while our team frantically feeds the results into the database. (Each entry includes a voucher for a sausage sandwich, soft drink and ice-cream)
The winners and place getters are announced for each category and prizes are handed out.
The Event Centre is located in close proximity to the lake foreshore and is a leisurely 20 minute cycle ride from the City Centre. Map details can be found here: Telopea Park School Hall
Weekend ACTION bus services R2, R6 and 56 run past (or very close to) the Event Centre. More information can be found HERE
For participants arriving by car there is abundant parking at the Event Centre or in the nearby streets
Upon your return in the afternoon there will be a sausage sizzle and soft drinks available for sale (each entry includes a voucher for a sandwich and soft drink). There may even be an ice-cream van for a free ice-cream!
Travelling from interstate? The Mercure Hotel, a heritage listed landmark located 500m from the City Centre, is the official accommodation partner for the Canberra & Region Heritage Festival. Check out their special offers at: Mercure Canberra
More info ...
The Heritage Polaris will be run in and around Canberra, ACT. Start and finish for the 2024 event will again be at Telopea Park School Hall, NSW Crescent Barton. Map location here: Event Centre
The site is centrally located close to the Parliamentary Triangle and there are toilet facilities at the Event Centre
The National Trust of Australia (ACT) is covered by its own Public Liability insurance. Participants will need to consider their individual requirements and are responsible for their own, Personal Accident/Injury Insurance and Ambulance Cover.
Registered Australian cycling clubs offer various levels of insurance cover through their membership offerings. Entrants looking for insurance cover should investigate joining a cycling club and by doing so you will also be supporting the valuable work these clubs do for the community. If you are already a member of a cycling club you may have adequate cover so it would be worthwhile checking the terms and conditions of your membership. Further information can be obtained from the following organisations’ websites:
Pedal Power ACT
With around 6,000 members, Pedal Power ACT is the largest cycling organisation in the nation’s capital.
AusCycling Australia represents over 52,000 members across BMX, BMX Freestyle, Cyclo-Cross, E-Sport, Mountain Bike, Para-Cycling, Road, Track and Lifestyle (recreational and commuter) riding throughout Australia.
Auscycling has now made the Heritage Polaris a sanctioned event which will include event day cover for participants. The cost of this will covered by your entry fee.