When: Sunday 8th November 2020

Where: Cygnet

What: Handicap road race and Junior race

We’re excited to bring you the classic ‘Hell of the South’ race.

Course Details:

Hell of the South boasts one of the most scenic events on our cycling calendar.

The course begins at Burton Reserve in Cygnet, participants then travel around Verona Sands, into Kettering and Oyster Cove before making a left hand turn up Nichols Rivulet. The course then finishes at the end of Nichols Rivulet where participants can return to Cygnet as normal road users for presentations post event.

Distance: 63 km

Elevation: 1,000m

Strava Course Map and Profile


Hell of the South Details:

Race Format: Handicap

Time: 12pm

This race is an open race featured on the Cycling Tasmania Road Racing Calendar.

Minimum of 20 pre-registered riders for this race to proceed. 


What time do I start?

12pm for the elite race 12:30 juniors

Do I need a CA membership?

If you are competing in the elite race, yes you must hold a current membership, or buy a one day license.

Where is sign on?

Sign on will be at Burton Reserve

Do I need a taillight?

If the weather is less than ideal you may be asked by officials to use your red tail light.

Are there toilets?

Yes, these are located both in the town and at the Port Huon Sailing Club

Do I need a race number?

Yes, this will be provided at sign on

What is the course?

Please see this information here

Is it a closed road?

No, this is known as a partial road closure. There will be lead and tail cars following the event, but local traffic can still come past where it is safe to do so. This does mean all road rules apply, such as staying left

What happens if there is a crash?

St Johns ambulance will be on hand to provide first aid for the fondo in a following vehicle, while a first aid officer will also follow the elite race

Is there a presentation?

No, photos will be taken for a Covid safe online presentation and prizes either handed out directly to recipients or transferred electronically .


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We are excited to have The Old Woolstore on board to support our Southern Racing weekend.


Book Now


Online (via EntryBoss) 

$25 race entry (with CA licence) –  You will be able to buy a day license if you are not a current member
We will also be offering a discounted price of $40 (usually $45) if you enter both the State Crit champs and Hell of the South in one entry.


12pm elite handicap (inc u17s) race start
12:30pm – Junior u15 race start


Riders must either have a current Cycling Australia License or buy a day licence.

Information is available here:


Getting There

From Hobart, Take the A6 (Southern outlet) towards Kingston. Follow the A6 towards the signage for Cygnet. Follow the A6 all the way through Huonville, but turn left onto the B68 which will take you to Cygnet.

Drive through the town and meet at Burton’s reserve. There is parking and toilets available.


Results will be available here as soon as possible after the race

HotS placings 2020