Riders ready for ride of their life in Perth

The 2016 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships will go into overdrive on Sunday with over 1,100 cyclists set to race the streets of Perth for the chance to win a world title.

Riders from 37 different countries across 16 groups will race 105kms and 155kms from Elizabeth Quay to Kalamunda.

The course includes two laps of a lumpy Kalamunda circuit, with riders faced with over 2,500 metres of vertical climbing, the equivalent of riding one quarter of the way up Mount Everest.

Australia have had a successful start to the Championships and are on top of the medal tally with 5 gold, 9 silver and 10 bronze.

Entrant list and results can be found at

The event is the culmination of 15 UCI Gran Fondo World Series events held around the world, with 25% of riders in each age group qualifying for the championships.

The championships are being held in Australia for the first time, with cyclists aged between 19 and 77 years of age set to battle for the coveted rainbow world champion jersey across the time trial and road race disciplines.

The event has been made possible by the Western Australian Government through Tourism WA.