Archive | September, 2018

Registration now active for 2018

6 Sep

Registration is now open for the 2018 ride! Head on over to the Audax website to register: https://www.audax.org.au/portal/rides/register-calendar/980-newcastle-overnight-2018

Here’s some important information for riders who are new to the event:

SUPPORT

This is an unsupported ride. There is no sag wagon. If you need to leave the ride for any reason, you will either need to make it to a train station (not many after you cross the Hawkesbury), or call a taxi (or a very kind friend).

We encourage riders to help each other. If you see someone in distress, offer to lend a hand.

FOOD

There are 2 free coffee-and-cake stops: Mt White and Budgewoi. Mt White is obvious as it’s alongside the road. Budgewoi can be tricky. Stop is near cnr Lake St and Weemala Sts. Leave via Weemala St and Mimosa Rd/Elizabeth Bay Dr.

The other popular place to stop for food is the 24-hour McDonalds in Gosford.

Even with these tea stops you will still need to be carrying snacks and water.

LIGHTING RULES

You must comply with Audax lighting & visibility rules:
– 2 headlights (for redundancy)
– 2 taillights (for redundancy)
– red rear reflector
– hi-viz reflective vest or bandolier

Audax Lighting Rules:
https://www.audax.org.au/public/images/stories/Documents/lightingrequirements.pdf
Reflective Garment Guidelines:
https://www.audax.org.au/public/images/stories/Documents/reflectivegarments.pdf

Compliance will be inspected at event check-in.

ROUTE

There is no marking or signage on the route. You will need to download the map to your phone or other device before you start the ride. Otherwise it’s actually very easy to get lost! There are several turnoffs that are often missed. So just download it. See it here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/10070048

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