Mount Beauty

Life Cycle 55+ is a cycling program designed for people aged 55 or over who want to get on their bikes and ride.

Whether you’re a novice or an experienced rider, the program will have something for you. Above all, members of Life Cycle 55+ will be part of a like minded community.

Join in to ride the descent of Falls Creek into Mount Beauty to watch the start of Stage 2 of the Jayco Herald Sun Tour.

This ride will take place on open roads, and will be led by our Life Cycle 55+ Ride Leaders.

Life Cycle 55+ Accommodation Packages can be booked through Falls Creek.

Full details –  or Register now (fees apply)


Beechworth Street Festival

Street Festival 3.30pm-6pm

Street Festival featuring live music by local band Kissing Cousins and fabulous food offerings from a range of local producers including:

  • Beechworth Bakery
  • Beechworth Honey
  • Beechworth Provendo
  • Blynzz Coffee Roasters
  • Bridge Road Brewers
  • Warner’s Vineyard
  • Oxenbury Vinyard
  • Amulet Wines
  • Haldon Estate
  • Indio Vineyard

Beechworth Community Cycling


Everyone is welcome to participate in the Beechworth Community Cycling Races.

Entrants will have an opportunity to ride on the same roads as Chris Froome and Estaban Chaves!

– Under 8 (1 lap)
– Under 10 (2 laps)
– Under 15 (3 laps)
– Female (8 laps)
– Male (8 laps)

Details on how to enter coming soon


Course Overview

Start:     10:30am – Hollonds St, Mount Beauty

Finish:   14.40pm – Camp St, Beechworth

Scenic but tough day in the heart of Ned Kelly country.  The 11 km climb to Stanley only 10 km before the finish makes this stage far from straightforward.  The finish into Beechworth promises to shake up the GC battle.





Download PDF of the map-stage-2

For a street by street description of the stage route, download PDF of the 2017_jhst_mocka_stage-2


The Word from the Race Director

“This is a magnificent stage!

Expect a reduced bunch finish.  With the Stanley climb so close to the finish it is not a pure sprinters stage, more a day for the tough sprinters.  If they put the hammer down after the climb it could be a quick finish”

Viewing Points & Times


Key viewing points include –

  • Mount Beauty – Lakeside Ave – Approx Time 10:30am
  • Tawonga – Kiewa Valley Hwy – Approx Time 10:35am
  • Tallangatta – Towong St (between Murray Valley Hwy & Banool Rd) – Approx Time 12:05pm
  • Tangambalanga – Kiewa East Rd – Approx Time 12:30pm
  • Yackandandah – Isaacs Ave (between Racecourse Rd & Myrtleford – Yackandandah Rd) – Approx Time 1:05pm
  • Stanley – Myrtleford – Stanley Rd – Approx Time 2:00pm
  • Beechworth – Albert Rd & Camp St – Approx Time 2:20pm



Driving from Melbourne

To Mount Beauty:                           357 km / 4 hours

To Beechworth:                               286 km / 3 hours


Public Transport

V Line operate a variety of regional public transport services throughout Victoria.

Road Closures

The Jayco Herald Sun Tour aims to minimise the impact on local communities.  However, some road closures will apply. Residents and business directly impacted by the road closures will receive written notification prior to the event


Road closures will be implemented in Mount Beauty as follows:

Location:          Hollonds St, Mount Beauty

Date:                     Friday 3rd February

Time:                     6:00 am to 12:30 pm

Details:                  Closed between Lakeside Ave & Kiewa Cres


Location:          Kiewa Cres, Mount Beauty

Date:                     Friday 3rd February

Time:                     8:30 am to 11:00 am

Details:                  Closed between Lakeside Ave & Maddison St


Location:          Park St, Mount Beauty

Date:                     Friday 3rd February

Time:                     8:30 am to 11:00 am

Details:                  Closed between Kiewa Cres & Tawonga Cres


Road closures will be implemented in Beechworth as follows:

Location:             Camp St, Beechworth

Date:                     Friday 3rd February

Time:                     9.30 am to 7:00 pm

Details:                   Closed between Kerferd Rd & Ford St


Location:             Camp St, Beechworth

Date:                     Friday 3rd February

Time:                     12.30 pm to 3.30 pm

Details:                   Closed between Ford St & Lock St




Rolling Road Closures

The Jayco Herald Sun Tour operates under a rolling road closure implemented by Victoria Police.  As the race travels along the course the roads will be temporarily closed for the race to pass through safely.

Motorists will be stopped by Victoria Police and asked to pull over to the side of the road until the race passes.  Delays of up to 15 minutes may be experienced.  If travelling on roads used by the race please allow extra time to complete your journey.

Tour Village

Experience the excitement of the Jayco Herald Sun Tour Village.  Activities include

  • Rider interviews
  • Sponsor activations & displays
  • Family entertainment
  • Live commentary
  • Schools activations
  • Post race presentations

Mount Beauty

Location:                                        Hollonds St, Mount Beauty

Time:                                                9:00 am to 10:30 am


Location:                                        Camp St, Beechworth

Times:                                              1:30 pm to 3:00 pm



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