FAQ'S for the 2022 sunbuild top end gran fondo.

Where can I collect my rider's pack?

Rider pack collection information will be provided closer to the 2022 event.

When do registrations close?

The closing date for 2022 registrations is Saturday, July 16.

Do children need to be accompanied by an adult?

Yes, it is a requirement of entry that children 16 and under be accompanied by an adult in their event on the event day.

Is anyone conducting bike checks?

Information will be provided closer to the 2022 event.

What's the Virtual Ride?

A virtual event will be hosted on FulGaz in 2022. More info to come!

Do you have an Event Booklet?

Yes, it will be released closer to the event date. As an example, you can view the 2021 Event Booklet online here.

When is the next edition of the Sunbuild Top End Gran Fondo?

The 2022 Sunbuild Top End Gran Fondo will be held on Sunday, July 24.

How much does it cost to enter in 2022?

Event Costs

145km Sunbuild Top End Gran Fondo - $160.00 (includes jersey)

101km Heath Motor Group Tonne - $120.00 (includes jersey)

67km Darwin Family Law Half Fondo - $70.00

25km Elders Fondo - $30.00

9km Inpex Fondo - $15.00

3km NTRS Fondo - $10.00

What happens if I enter, but can’t ride?

If for some reason you can’t participate, you can transfer your registration to a friend at no cost, just contact us at

If you can’t transfer it and want a refund, you can do so before 24 July for just a $10 admin fee. 

How do I buy merchandise?

When you register online, you will be given the opportunity to purchase a jersey. If you have already registered and wish to purchase a jersey, you can do that through the same entry portal!

The official jersey is included in the 145km and 109km rides.

What is available at the finish line?

You’re encouraged to stick around the finish and enjoy the festival atmosphere.  There will be music, presentations and of course cheer on other competitors as they finish their ride. 

Information on meal options will be made available closer to the event date.

Are there aid stations out on course?

Yes, there will be aid stations for all distances over 25km.

Who gets a Jersey?

All participants in the Full Fondo and 109km events will receive a jersey with their entry fee. All other participants can purchase a jersey for $99 (RRP $149) during the entry process.

How can I enter?

Entries are open now through ACE:

Who can enter?

Anyone can enter, regardless of age, ability or how new your bike is.  A Fondo is not a race, it’s a ride for all levels.  The only proviso is that your bike is road worthy and passes the checks by our mechanic.  But it can be a road, mountain, hybrid, fixed wheel, tandem or bmx, the choice is yours. 

What time do events start?

2022 timetable TBC.

Who organises the Sunbuild Top End Gran Fondo?

The event is owned by Darwin Cycling Club. Each year a committee is assembled to organise the event, and in 2022 the event will be delivered with support from AusCycling.

What events are there on offer?

There are 6 events to choose from, more information is available here.


The 2022 Event will be held on Sunday July 24, 2022