National Trust

National Trust

Urban Polaris

Event Information

Date of Event

Saturday 29th April 2017
Entries open here


Registration Check In:

6:00am – 7:30am

Competitors check in, sign appropriate waivers, and are assigned a bib number and starting time.

National Trust Urban Polaris Begins:

8:00am – 9:30am
Competitors are released in staggered 10 minute intervals (usually in groups approx. 20 – 30 riders).

Riders Return:

3:00pm – 4:30pm
Riders check back in (stiff time penalties apply), relax, tell some tall tales from the day, have a beer and rest while our team frantically feeds the results into the database. (Each entry includes a voucher for a sausage sandwich and a beer or soft drink)

Results Announced

The winners and place getters are announced for each category and prizes are handed out.


  • The Event Centre is located in close proximity to the lake foreshore and is a leisurely 20 minute cycle ride from the City Centre. Check location HERE
  • Weekend ACTION bus services 935, 938 and 980 run past (or very close to) the Event Centre. More information can be found here ACTION Timetables
  • For participants arriving by car there is abundant parking (free on weekends) at the Event Centre or in the median strip of Wentworth Avenue


  • We will have coffee vans in attendance on the morning from 6:00am
  • Upon your return in the afternoon there will be a sausage sizzle with beer and soft drinks available for sale (each entry includes a voucher for a sandwich and beer or soft drink)


  • There will be ACT Government supplied water dispensing units at the Event Centre

Event Location

The Polaris will be run in and around Canberra, ACT. The event will start and finish at the Former Transport Depot (Home of the Old Bus Depot Markets) located off Wentworth Avenue Kingston ACT.

The site is centrally located close to the Parliamentary Triangle and can be found here at the Event Centre. There are toilet facilities at the Event Centre


The National Trusts of Australia (ACT) is covered by its own Public Liability insurance. Participants will need to consider their individual requirements and are responsible for their own, Personal Accident/Injury Insurance and Ambulance Cover.

Registered Australian cycling clubs offer various levels of insurance cover through their membership offerings. Entrants looking for insurance cover should investigate joining a cycling club and by doing so you will also be supporting the valuable work these clubs do for the community. If you are already a member of a cycling club you may have adequate cover so it would be worthwhile checking the terms and conditions of your membership. Further information can be obtained from the following organisations’ websites:

Pedal Power ACT – With around 6,000 members, Pedal Power ACT is the largest cycling organisation in the nation’s capital.

Cycling Australia - is the principal body for the sport of road, track and mountain bike (MTB) cycling in Australia.

Mountain Bike Australia (MTBA) - Mountain Bike Australia is the peak body for mountain biking in Australia.

Terms and Conditions

Please read our Rules and Conditions HERE

ACT Smart

This is an environmentally friendly event