The Crocodile Trophy has as many myths and stories about it as perhaps any road grand tour. It’s the longest running mountain bike stage race, and while it’s done some crazy distances in the past, it has well and truly settled into its home in Tropical North Queensland.
Starting in Cairns, the race traces a route onto the Atherton Plateau, to the Atherton Mountain Bike Park, and onwards towards Mareeba to the Sunbury Coffee Plantation. The final stage starts at the historic Wetherby Station and descends on much of the RRR route down the Bump Track to Port Douglas, finishing on the beach in the resort town – 8 days after starting in Cairns.
It is one of the most varied mountain bike stage races on the calendar, with a time trial, an XC race, and plenty of marathon racing on world class singletrack, outback 4WD routes, historic bullock tracks and more.