Race Program - available for download here (3.4MB PDF) - all compeitors will recieve a printed copy Friday night at registration.
STAGE 2 Start Times. To see what time you are scheduled to start your Time Trial follow this link. http://my.raceresult.com/
Registrations this year will be held in town at the Senior Citizens Club, Cobden St, Bright. The doors open at 7:00pm, and no one will be able to register before 7:00pm. The doors will close at 9:00pm. Anybody who can not make registration between those times will have to register on the saturday morning before 6:45am.
Once you have registered, please check your show bag to ensure you have your bib number, seat post number and transponder. You will recieve a race program with all the important and useful information you will need. Please read it.
The finish line is located at the top of Tawonga Gap. This stage has created a great atmosphere at the finish line, as everyone watches people arriving. The Bright - Tawonga Rd is closed to through traffic and therefore places retstrictions on where you can travel. Please read the race program to avoid any problems.
The Individual Time Trial is where the rider tests themselves against the clock on an out and back course to Wandiligong. In true Tour of Bright style, this stage is anywhere but flat!
Starting at Alpine Cycling Club headquarters, Coronation Avenue, Bright. Out and back course through Wandiligong.
Start at 20 second intervals.
Distance for all grades 15.7km - First rider start time 2:00pm
IMPORTANT NOTE - For this stage ALL RIDERS are to provide their own rear light. It must be attached to the bike and in working order, otherwise you will not be allowed to start the stage.
The route to Mt.Hotham is one of the most picturesque and challenging for any cyclist. A total of 55kms, the final 30 kms are all uphill, on an ascent to rival those seen in the French Alps. The initial 25kms to Harrietville is relatively calm, as the road winds lazily along the floor of the Ovens valley. At Harrietville the climb starts in earnest, and can be divided into three, ten kilometre sections.
Section one consists of an average gradient of 6.6%, but is punctuated by a 400m long section of 9% known as The Meg at the 5 kilometre point. In between is for good tempo riding, and the smart cyclist will ride efficiently, saving all their reserves for section 3.
Section two is essentially a “false flat” of only 1.8%. Here the average rider can generate some good speed, touching 30kph in sections, particularly if there is a light tailwind.
Section three is where the challenge starts. The average gradient is ‘only’ 4.9% for the section, but is highlighted by some contrasting gradients. The initial ‘pinch’ is 7% for 750m, which is followed 2 kms later by CRB hill ( 10% for 1.1km), and later by Diamantina rise (9.7% for 850m) just before the finish. Between these are two wicked, short descents, where 75 kph is the norm, before the road heads skyward again.
Starting at the Alpine Cycling Club headquarters, Coronation Avenue, Bright
Traveling via Coronation Avenue, Churchill Avenue, Delaney Avenue, Great Alpine Road.
Finishing area at The Cross (1.5km before Hotham Village).
Saturday presentations are at Bright Brewery, Ireland St, Bright, 7:00pm.
Sunday presentations are at Boyntons Winery, Great Alpine Road, Porepunkah, 3:00pm.
Boynten's Restaurant will be open, bookings essential. Or enjoy a $10 plate or deli platter of various local ingredients to eat while watching presentations. They are made to your requirements of size and cost. Wine beer, soft drink and coffee available.
Raffle tickets for sale at both presentations.