First Claim for Last place

29 Nov

Oliver, Garth and the team Thank you all for organising this amazing events..we had a tremendous good time and depite the little training we had managed to complete the ride in just ….13h and a bit !!! Quite exhausted but the spirit was quite high!!Unfortunately our frien Micahel Scarpin had to abandon the ride at the 12th hour due to mechanical problems. The rest of the team, Steeven Tennikov, Daniel Cunningham, Myself Michael Boulet anf Jonathan Boulet, yes THE Jonathan Boulet made it to the end and caught up the train at Adamtown at 11:36…! Again thank you and great work. Michael

Unless anyone else comes fwd they are it.

The Wrap Pt 1

29 Nov

So that was certainly the most riders ever.
285 Registered !
Hope everyone had a great time, the weather was pretty kind except for the persistent NE breeze.
Thanks so much to all our Volunteers
Yvonne David Cathy Natasha and Maddie at the start.
Yvonne Louise Michael Natasha Cathy and Maddie at Mt White
Lucie Kylie and Nazha at Budgewoi
Plus many more who helped out here and there.
Thanks to Lucie for taking photos and to Phil Pearce for buying a mountain of food for Mt White.

Also big thanks to Dieter for opening up York Lane Bar for us again and to the Newcastle Baths for opening up at 5.
Thanks also to AUDAX for helping us run the ride. If you want your ride recorded as an official Brevet please post your card to
Garth Davies
13 Buckland St
Alexandria 2015
If you have any good photos or words you want to share please send them to We can then pop them up here

#newcastleovernight seems to be getting a lot of traffic on Instagram.

We do have a couple of prizes to hand out.

If you think you might have been the last one to get there send an email to newcastleovernight We will have an excellent prize for you.

Least Appropriate Bike

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Unless there are any other nominations I think it’s the BMX, ridden by Jason. Jason has made a bit of a tradition of picking the wrong bike for this event, last year it was a track bike…

Biggest Ever !

26 Nov

Yes, entries ticked past 220 sometime last night !

Hopefully this sort of attire won’t be required this year.

Forecast has improved from “Scattered Showers” to “Possible Shower” hopefully it keeps moving in this direction and that it cools down a bit….

Reflective Gear

26 Nov

MonkeySee are going to have their High Vis Harness and High Vis Belts for sale at the start. They will be offered at the same (discounted) price as they were on the website.
We will have a range of sizes available.

They will be at York Lane from 6 till 8 and Observatory hill 8 till 9.

Cash Only !

We also have 30 or so vests from AUDAX first in best dressed etc. $5 a piece.


New Exciting Budgewoi Tea Stop

23 Nov

From Lucie, Nazha and Kylie our Budgewoi tea stop team…
As the second tea stop is a bit different this year, I thought I would give you an update. McKenzie Reserve has a large roofed area with a dozen picnic tables, and taps for you to fill up your water bottles. There is a toilet block next door, and a playground nearby – in case you have some extra energy you would like to burn off!

I had hoped to have power which would have meant “real” coffee, but the time of night means this unfortunately cannot be organised. However, we will heat up plenty of water for tea and coffee. I have done some research on the very best instant coffee available, so I don’t think you will be disappointed. For tea, there will be a choice of black, green and herbal.

The food supplies will be plentiful I hope, but the sooner you register for the ride, the better I can plan for what is needed. The signature cookie will be ANZAC biscuits, and there will lots of yummy homemade slices, some gluten free. There will also be fruit, muesli bars, lollies etc.

If you have any requests for favourite cycling snacks, feel free to use the comments section below, and I will consider all suggestions.

Look forward to seeing you, early on Sunday morning. Hopefully we will have some Christmas lights to greet you.

York Lane Bar

22 Nov


York Lane are again opening for pre ride pasta.
They would like some idea of numbers so if you’re coming along for a meal before the ride please drop me an email ( by Wednesday.
About 200 have already registered for the ride, so it looks like there will be quite a crowd.
We will have a registration desk at York Lane from 6 till 8 so you can get that all done and dusted


Updated Garmin Route

18 Nov

See link below for the garmin route.

Only change is around budgewoi where the route goes to the new tea room location !


Garmin route

GPX file

Pre ride checklist

16 Nov


It is a pretty wonderful feeling looking out over Newcastle ocean baths having ridden all through the night from Sydney.

But if you want to make it to the wonderful post ride feeling, you need to not only turn up and peddle but also tick a few boxes before the ride.

  1. Make sure you have registered, if you haven’t done it yet, then register here.
  2. Make sure you and your bike meet the lighting requirements. Without two independent front lights, two independent rear lights, a red reflector attached to the bike and a reflective vest we cannot sign you in.
  3. Sign in will take place at York lane bar from 6:00-8:00 pm or at observatory hill from 8:10-8:45 pm.
  4. It is worth repeating that Newcastle Overnight is neither a race nor a charity ride. There is no mechanical support enroute nor is there a sweep wagon. If you are unable to finish the ride then you need to make your own way home, via hitching, train, or a call to a friend.
  5. Around 60 km in at Mt White and at 120km in at, Budgewoi we will have a road side tea stop. Staffed by some of our lovely volunteers, tea, coffee and snacks will all be offered. Bring coins or small bills to express your gratitude.Note this carefully please: Even if we advertise a food spot there is every chance they could run out of food before you get there. Two bottles of water is a good idea, and at least a few things to eat. You should be taking on some food and definitely water at least every hour throughout the night.
    Please make sure that you bring something to eat and drink with you.

Above all ride safe, have fun, look out for your fellow riders and enjoy the challenge.

Dynamo discounts from Omafiets in Redfern!

16 Nov

DYNAMO SPECIAL: The Newcastle Overnight is on Nov 28th, and it’s so much more fun with dynamo lights. If you take your bike to Omafiets and get a dynamo light system installed before completing the ride, they will give you $50 cash back afterwards (just show your brevet card).

Reflective clothing

16 Nov

You must have some form of reflective clothing for the ride. We are super not fussy what it is, it can even be your underwear as long as you wear it on the outside…


Monkeysee are offering a 10% discount on their products which are comfortable, light-weight and effective high visibility and reflective gear.

Select a fluro yellow or fluro orange monkeysee harness or the fluro yellow monkeysee elasticated belt, both come with high intensity reflective strip/s for night time visibility.
For a limited time grab a 10% discount, simply use the promo code OVERNIGHT at the checkout; in a flash they will dispatch your order from their  premises in Sydney. Offer valid til 26/11/15

We will also have the same audax branded vests for sale at the start (until they sell out) or there is the superman look as mentioned before….