Bunch organisation

We request that the Sheffield bunch rides together until the Claude Road cemetery where Nic is buried (7.5km from Sheffield). At that point we will slow down and pay our respects to Nic. From then on riders can go at their own pace. This event is not a race. Please select the bunch suitable for your ability and ride at a speed that you know you can maintain for the full distance.

If a rider can't keep up with the bunch they start with they will be able to drop back to the next bunch. If a rider from the slowest bunch is dropped the tail vehicle will check with them that they are allright and able to continue by themselves and then pass them to stay with the bunch.

From Moina we will cater for three bunches. It is anticipated the stop will be for no more than 10 to 15 minutes for the first riders to arrive at Moina. If you aren't familiar with the course the longest climb of the ride, 4.5km at an average 8.5% leads up to Moina from the picturesque Forth River.

We will have a "Broom Wagon" that will come along behind the slowest rider and if it is obvious that rider is not going to make the next check point by the cut off time that rider will be given the option of being picked up and taken to the next check point or if they don't want to be picked up they will be de-registered from the ride and will then continue by themselves without support.