Welby Shimano MTB GP










The Shimano Grand Prix mountain bike races bring back classic lap racing in 2023 with a set of distance challenges on short-course circuits. For the first time, this event will be held at Welby MTB Park. We’ll pick a race track based on the Red Loop with 3 race distances – The Hero (longest), The Adventure (middle) and The Challenge (shortest).

Distances will be approximately 75km, 50 kms and 25kms with riders completing a set number of laps within the 4 hour time limit.

The races have Age Group Categories for solos and pairs teams depending on the distance challenges. There will also be four specialty Classification Awards including KOM/QOM, Fastest Lap Time for adults and juniors as well as an “Hero Title” for the Male and Female Heroes.

View Event Guide for categories & entry or Venue Guide for directions and track info

Three XC races In One!

The Challenge

Total Distance ~21km

Get a taste for mountain bike racing! This classification is designed to be not all about fitness, but rewards overall bike skills and determination to make it a fun day out on rocky trails.

The Adventure

Total Distance ~52km

Looking for a more challenging ride? Our Adventure Distance is the way to go. Do more laps and push your limits to the next level! Make this a smashfest or a fun day out, the choice is yours!

The Hero

Total Distance ~84km

This is where pros, semi-pros and weekend warriors race. Hard. It will put your endurance and skills to the test and make your mark in the Hero Distance results. 

Southern Highlands

This event is held at Welby MTB Park near Mittagong.

venue guide

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The Laps (Preliminary)

Laps will be confirmed in the rider briefing prior to the event.

Hero – Male 8 laps, Female 7 laps.

Adventure – Male 5 and Female 4 laps

Challenge – Male and Female 2 laps.

The track will be a 10.5km circuit.



Welby Mountain Bike Park, Meranie St, Welby NSW 2575

Event Services

  • Camping is not allowed at this venue
  • Plenty of space for team & competitor marquees at race transition – see event staff on arrival
  • Registration Tent with live timing, merch and race info
  • Coffee, food & drinks will be available from 8am
  • Redbull Tent and giveaways
  • Neutral bike support in case of a mechanical will be provided by one of our partners.
  • Music and live race updates
  • Professional First Aid
  • Toilets

Rocky Trail Rewards

At every round there is four individual classification awards that include your own colour coded “Classification Plate”.

  • Yellow Plate – Outright Solo Male and Female Hero “Hero Classification”
  • Polka Dot Plate – “Hill Climb Classification” awarded to fastest Male and Female on the KOM / QOM segment.
  • White Plate – Outright Solo Male and Female winners in “Challenge Classification”
  • Green Plate – Outright Solo Male and Female winners in “Adventure Classification”
  • Juniors: Fastest Lap Times Male and Female “Loan Market Junior Classification” awarded race entry for future event.
  • Free photos of you on track by professional crew of photographers
  • Free giveaways
  • Prize for 1st place getters in each category
  • Random prize draw among entire field, announced via results list online


Our Sustainability Pledge is that we encourage our racers to follow some simple tips to ‘tread softly’ when visiting the bush and minimise damage to the natural environment. In summary, when you attend our events, please take only memories, immerse yourself into nature, enjoy spending time with like-minded people on ‘rocky trails’ and please, leave only footprints and tyre marks on the sanctioned trails and in the event perimeter marked out, if you’re a racer.

Race Guide

Everything you need to know about racing at this event & more

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What is Shimano GP Racing?

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Series Info

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categories & Entry

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What’s Included

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The Rules


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