RoadNats will be back in 2023

Road Nationals



McDonald’s Gran Fondo National Championships at the Federation University Road National Championships is back in 2022. 

This is your chance to tackle the iconic Mt Buninyong climb head on in the road race.

rider guide now available

Gran Fondo registration times

Friday 14th JanSt Patrick's Cathedral, Ballarat2pm4pm
Saturday 15th JanGran Fondo VIP2pm4pm
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Key Information


Early Bird

AC Members
$ 60

Early Bird

Non AC Members
$ 70

Full price

AC Members
$ 85

full price

Non AC Members
$ 95


To give you confidence in signing up early here is the Event’s Policy for your registration, if the event is not able to held in 2022 due to Government restrictions; participants will have the ability to;
(a) Transfer your registration to Road National Grand Fondo 2023
(b) Receive a full refund.

To see our full T&Cs please click HERE

Please do not show up if you are feeling unwell or have any symptoms, call us on 0448248945 and we can arrange a transfer to next year’s Gran Fondo.

The 2022 Federation University Road National Championships will be conducted in line with the COVID-19 directive of the Victorian Chief Health Officer. Currently this requires all participants to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 to participate. All event COVID Safe protocols will be communicated prior to the event once approved by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services

McDonalds National Gran Fondo Championships participants will be able to collect their Rider Pack in Ballarat from 2pm to 6pm on Friday 14th January at the Criterium Registration Marquee on Dawson Street South. Alternatively, at the National Gran Fondo Registration Marquee on Warrenheip St from 2pm – 4pm on Saturday, 15th January.

No, you will receive an RFID transponder which you do not need to return.

Riders will be asked to group up in their age group on Eyre St 20 minutes before race start. Once the U23 mens race is completed you will be called forward to the start line to be sent off.

If you miss this start you will still be able to roll around the course but will be considered a recreational rider and will not be given a time.

The winners of each age category will be awarded based on who completes the distance of the 5 laps in the fastest time. If all riders in an age category do not complete 5 laps before the prescribed time then it is the quickest on the previous lap finish that decide the winners of each category.

Team winners is calculated from your teams overall time of the three fastest and the combined distance at the quickest time will be awarded for the following combined age group categories in both Men, Women and mixed. Please note no medals or jerseys will be awarded only prizes.

60+, 90+, 120+, 150+, 180+


Gran Fondo Terms & Conditions

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