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The Ride Venue
Collie is located 200km south of Perth and boasts the facilities and services of a regional centre.
Collie is the only coal mining town in WA and provides power to the south west of the state. The town centre is heavy vehicle friendly.
The Quilty will be held at the Collie Racecourse, which is well appointed with a canteen, bar, undercover areas, grassed areas, club rooms as well as toilets and shower blocks. This is an accessible venue.
The venue has spacious areas for camping all within close proximity to the vetting area.
The Collie course provides for a versatile ride. Each leg begins with riders disembarking from the Collie Racecourse, before they explore the dense Jarrah bushland that is the Collie State Forest.
The tracks vary from gravel shoulders flanked with shaded trees, to soft underfoot sand tracks that wind through the bush and open onto pine-lined boulevards that are perfect for a leg stretch. The track is undulating, with flat expanses followed by slow climbs.
There is plenty of natural water out on track, provided by puddles and the river crossings.
Average maximum temperature in October: 21 degrees
Average minimum temperature in October: 7 degrees
Average rainfall in October: 62.4mm
Average number of rainy days in October: 8 days