Risks and rewards


So ten days to go and just a quick post where we attempt to sweeten an otherwise slightly cumbersome procedure.

Newcastle Overnight aspires to be the simplest and most painless of events to participate in, there is no registration, no fee, no booking. We ask nothing of you except that you turn up and ride. Well, except for one thing.

We do require that you read and sign the 2013 Newcastle Overnight Waiver.

You can print it and sign it at home, or sign one on the night. We will have a small table set up from 8pm at Observatory Hill.

Signed risk waivers will be exchanged for a printed map on the night. You do not have to take a map, but you do have to sign a waiver.


Now about that reward.

Nobody could really say that they rode all the way through the night from Sydney to Newcastle for some prize or trinket, for a start the prizes aren’t really that great and there are a lot more of you than there are prizes. But there are a few things that we have to give away and more importantly some virtues we would like to reward. Thus we would like to announce:

The award for Courage – to the rider on the most inappropriate bike- wins a one year subscription to Treadlie Bike Magazine, courtesy of Treadlie.

The award for Perseverance – to the rider who is last to arrive in Newcastle Baths- wins a $80 voucher for parts and accessories from Cheeky Transport, Newtown.

The award for Camaraderie – to the rider who most graciously aids another in their hour of need- wins a complete Shutter Precision/Alex Rim 700c Dynamo Wheel from Omafiets Dutch Bicycles, Marrickville.

All prizes are at the organisers complete discretion although nominations will be taken on the night.




One thought on “Risks and rewards

  1. The Award for Perseverance (nomination from the Budgewoi coffee stop) –

    Definitely have to nominate Gareth (?) the work buddy who turned up on a whim after hearing about it one week out. No pre-ride training, no fancy bike gear, no rain, no warm gear, no super-dooper energy food. Just a man, his shorts & t-shirt, some big ol’ knobbly tyres, an open-faced helmet, a pair of headphones fashioned on Bomfunk MC’s Freestyler video.

    After riding through terential rain & cold he trundled into the Budgewoi stop just before pack-up, looking surprisingly cheery & upbeat, in seemingly good shape…no shivering! His comment: “I feel OK actually. I’m from the UK so I’m used to this, but I’d live a cup of tea.”

    Then when we stopped by on the drive home: “I’m not getting a lift now!”

    Ride on… d(-_-)b

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