Course Overview

Date Saturday 2 February 2019
Location Cape Schanck to Arthurs Seat
Format Road Race
Total Distance 129.4 km
Start Time Cape Schanck Lighthouse 12:30pm
Estimated Finish Chapman’s Lookout, Arthurs Seat 15:47
Categories Elite Men

Returning to the iconic Arthurs Seat climb for the Queen Stage of the 2019 Jayco Herald Sun Tour, the stage will be set for a battle of the climbers and the potential to decide the tour winner.
In 2016 when the Jayco Herald Sun Tour last visited this iconic location, the riders faced 3 ascents of the climb, however 2019 will see the riders will tackle it a total of 5 times. Starting out of the stunning Cape Schanck and historic lighthouse, the riders will make their way through the undulating terrain of the Mornington Peninsula before hitting the base of the climb for the first time.
The stage then travels four laps of the 16-kilometre circuit including the 3-kilometre climb, before the final ascent to the finish in what will be a climbing showdown not to be missed.

Download the course map and mocka

Men’s Stage 4 Course map

Men’s Stage 4 Course Mocka


The Word from the Race Director

“The return to Arthurs Seat has been embraced by everyone that has witnessed this climb in previous editions, and for good reason. And if three ascents of the hill gave spectators plenty of viewing opportunities, then racing up it five times makes it arguably the best spectator race of the year. The Mornington Peninsula will be gloriously on show after the peloton roles out from Cape Schanck towards the finishing circuit, and the showdown on Arthurs between the world’s best climbers will create what is an absolute must-see event.”


Race Schedule

Please note: Times are subject to change
Event Time
Race Start – Cape Schanck Lighthouse 12.30pm
Race Finish – Arthurs Seat Eagle 3.47pm
Race Presentations 4pm


Viewing Points

Key viewing points include:

  • Cape Schanck (Start) – Lighthouse Reserve, Cape Schanck Rd: 11:30am to 12:30pm
  • Balnarring (Sprint #1) – Warrawee Rd: 1:10pm to 1:35pm
  • Arthurs Seat Climb (KOM #1,2,3 plus Finish) – Arthurs Seat Rd: From 1:50pm

Please Note: The above times are based on an estimated average speed across the whole race. The average speed could be different dependant on a number of factors such as weather, so be sure to not miss out by getting into position early to see the riders race through.

Start Location

Finish Location and Tour Village

Location:          Arthurs Seat Rd, Arthurs Seat

Times:                   12:00pm – 5:00pm

Experience the excitement of the Jayco Herald Sun Tour Village.

Activities include –

Arthurs Seat

  • The Arthurs Seat Eagle
  • Family Entertainment
  • Food and Drink Available
  • Rider interviews
  • Sponsor activations & displays
  • Live Screens
  • Live commentary
  • Post-Race Presentations

Traffic Information

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.

Download the traffic notification below:

2019 JHST Traffic Notification

Arthurs Seat

Various road closures will be implemented:


Finish Line

 Location:             Arthurs Seat Rd, Arthurs Seat

Date:                     Saturday 2nd February

Time:                     7:30 am to 8:00 pm

Details:                 Closed between Mornington Peninsula Ramp and Purves Rd



 Location:             Arthurs Seat Rd, White Hill Rd, Boundary Rd, Arthurs Seat & Dromana

Date:                     Saturday 2nd February

Time:                     12:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Details:                    Closed between Nepean Hwy, Red Hill Rd & Boundary Rd


Local Access

 Local residential access on Boundary Rd will be allowed via Iris St & Manna St/McCulloch St & Caldwell Rd crossing point by traffic controllers directive during course closure.


No Parking

 No Parking signage to be installed along shoulder of Arthurs Seat Rd between Purves Rd to Main Creek Rd between 00:01 am – 05:00 pm on Saturday 2nd February.


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 20 minutes may be experienced.  If travelling on roads used by the race please allow extra time to complete your journey.


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