2017 National XCO Rounds 3 & 4 - 28th and 29th January 2017



Travelling to Armidale?
Armidale is an extremely accessible regional city located on the New England Highway. It is halfway between Brisbane in the North and Sydney in the South.

Flying to Armidale Regional Airport
Sydney to Armidale:
Note that Qantas and Regional Express (REX) have services from Sydney direct to Armidale daily. Return ticket prices start from as little as $300!
These carriers also offer flights into Tamworth which is a 120km drive north in a rental car to Armidale.
Brisbane to Armidale::
Fly Corporate also offers 12 direct flights from Brisbane to Armidale during each weekday from $149 one way.
With all carriers, bikes are considered acceptable as luggage however most insist that the bike is packaged in an appropriate box supplied by the carrier. Make sure you check each of the carriers particuar conditions in regards to transportation of bicylces when making your reservation.
Driving to Armidale
From the South:

There are three main routes that can be taken by road to get to Armidale.

  • M1 Freeway then New England Highway (A15). If you want to basically get in the car and drive with the least amount of thought and effort take this route! It is 519km of easy highway driving and takes about 6 hrs.  
  • Putty Road, then joining the New England Hwy at Muswellbrook. This is a tarred route of 534km, which takes approximately 6 hrs 30 mins.
  • M1 Freeway from Sydney to Maitland, then following Thunderbolts Way. This is a particularly scenic country route on tarred roads which is actually a little shorted and faster. The distance is 482km and takes approximately 5 hrs 45mins.
From the North:
An easy drive of 466kms from Brisbane via the New England Highway. This trip will take approximately 5 hrs 20 mins.

From the East:
  • Waterfall Way is one of the most picturesque tourist drives in Australia. You can access Armidale by traveling 191km along this famous route from Coffs Harbour. If you can resist stopping to check out the views this drive can take 2 hrs 30 mins.
  • You can drive 256km along the Oxley Highway which departs the East Coast at Port Macquarie for 3 hrs 15 mins.
 Make sure you plan your trip by visiting https://www.google.com.au/maps
Spectator Parking

We are certainly hoping there will be lots of locals who would like to come and watch the excitement happening this weekend at UNE. Parking is not an issue.

If you're coming by car, there is lots of parking available across the playing fields from UNE Sports complex.

Coming from the South: turn right into Elm Avenue, left into Abbott Rd, then follow the signs which will direct you to take a right turn to the car park

Coming from the North: turn left into Elm Avenue, right into Abbott Rd, then follow the signs which will direct you to take a right turn to the car park

Volunteer marshalls will be enroute to direct you.

Live Results

    NEMTB are super excited to be able to offer racing candidates and             their supporters access to LIVE results for Round 3 and 4 of the MTBA 2017     XCO National Series. For the first time, we have also organised a split timing     system so you can keep track of how everyone's travelling half way round the     course!

        Follow this link my.raceresult.com/g2223/