Noosa Supported Tour
March 13 @ 7:00 am - March 14 @ 2:00 pm
Due to the ongoing uncertainty over border closures/passes the Lismore tour has been postponed and will be replaced by the Noosa Supported Tour on the weekend of 13/14 March this year. PLUS, another big change is that the tour will start and finish in Kenilworth for the first time! This has been done to avoid the trucks on the Eumundi-Kenilworth Rd on Saturday, which have been an increasing safety issue over the last 3 years.
With the impact of COVID-19 Peter will need to get confirmed registrations and payments as early as possible, with all bookings closing & payments due Friday 26th February, two weeks prior to the ride. This ride is for BBTA members only, so if you are not a member, join now (go to www.bbta.org)! By signing on to the tour you are automatically booked into our accommodation in Noosaville. Peter also needs to know if you are staying Friday and Saturday nights, or just Saturday night so that the motel bookings can be locked in asap. Each day there are longer/shorter options for rides, suiting a wide variety of cyclists.
REGISTERING FOR THE TOUR
Email Peter Brennan at firstname.lastname@example.org, nominating your approximate average speed and whether you are staying for one night or two. If you have a person happy to share a room please let Peter know when registering (for a twin share 2-night stay this is essential). Also, if you have a non-riding partner who will be joining you in Noosaville for accommodation/dinner please let Peter know for bookings. Please note: Registering for the tour does not guarantee the choice of motel.
Final Registrations and payments are due by Friday 26th February: Please wait until notified of your motel.
A number of people will head up to the coast on the Friday evening before the tour, staying in Kenilworth or Noosaville. Once you register for the tour you are automatically booked into the accommodation in Noosaville at either the Anchor Motel (Anchor) Noosa River Retreat (NRR) or Villa Noosa Hotel (VNH). Noosa River Retreat is only available to those who are staying 2 nights as it is not available for a one night only booking, and is available on a first in, first served basis. Because of the later booking than usual only 10 rooms are available at NRR.
Costs are non-refundable after 26th February (unless COVID restrictions are brought in).
Saturday night only
Twin Share $160 ($80pp accommodation) + $20pp each rider Tour fee
Single $150 accommodation + $20 each rider Tour fee
Double $150 + $20 each rider Tour fee
Villa Noosa Hotel
Single/Double $100 + $20 Tour fee
Twin Share $100 ($50pp) + $20 Tour fee
Friday & Saturday: 2 nights
Single/Double = $300 (Anchor), $350 (NRR)
*Twin Share = $155pp (Anchor), $190pp (NRR)
*2 night Twin Share has to be organised before booking with Peter.
Tour Administration fee $20 for riders only, payable when paying for accommodation.
THE RIDE IN MORE DETAIL (Route Slips to follow in a few weeks)
On Saturday the shortest ride of 71km takes us out from Kenilworth towards Imbil, heading up for coffee in Cooroy (51km) before the downhill to Noosaville. Option 2 (75km) travels through Brooloo and Imbil before heading up for coffee in Cooroy (55km); while option 3 (85km) takes us through Imbil and on to the village of Kandanga (30km) for a short break before heading to Cooroy (65km).
On Sunday the first option of 81km loops around to Pomona (35km) for a break, then on through Cooroy (43km) and on to the finish in Kenilworth. There are two longer options of 84km and 92km which take in the Cootharaba Rd climb before stopping for morning tea in Pomona. From Cooroy to Kenilworth on Sunday there are no stops. The shortest option available (56km) takes riders directly to Cooroy, bypassing Pomona.
Option 1 71km http://www.strava.com/routes/2784262180944567112
Option 2 75km http://www.strava.com/routes/2766647325732039730
Option 3 85km http://www.strava.com/routes/2784268592117667396
Option 1 80km http://www.strava.com/routes/2766650367578415314
Option 2 83km http://www.strava.com/routes/2784263732276478792
Option 3 92km http://www.strava.com/routes/2784264018383587908
Option 4 57km http://www.strava.com/routes/2784266956418827080
START/FINISH TIMES & SPEED GROUPS
The tour starts from 7:15am onwards from the park in Kenilworth, on Saturday 13 March. Please nominate your speed group when registering.
A – 7:15am: 18-22km/h
B – 7:30am: 23-25km/h
C – 7:45am: 26-27km/h
D – 8:00am: 28+km/h
A – 7:00am: 18-22km/h
B – 7:15am: 23-25km/h
C – 7:30am: 26-27km/h
D – 8:00am: 28+km/h
SATURDAY LUNCH/DINNER & SUNDAY BREAKFAST
Lunch on Saturday is a chance for you to investigate Cooroy or Noosaville on the way into town or after a couple of quiet drinks at the Noosa River Retreat at the end of the ride. Drinks will be available to buy as per usual, with social distancing rules applying.
For 6:30pm Dinner we have requested a booking at the Villa Noosa Hotel, next to Dan Murphys in Noosaville and an easy 10 minutes walk from our accommodation.
Breakfast on Sunday will be ‘catch your own’ before we leave, with the first group getting away at 7:30am. Morning tea/coffee at Pomona at a range of coffee shops.
SUPPORT VEHICLES – WE NEED YOU!
With the structure of this tour we need drivers & vehicles to support the ride by carrying bags only. If you or your partner can help please let Peter know when you are registering for the ride. The support vehicles are there to carry o’nite clothes/change of cycling gear – they are not sag wagons! Riders are expected to achieve the distances stated without assistance and carrying basic food/drink requirements.
Is available in Kenilworth in the side streets. Those staying in Noosaville Friday night will need to drive to Kenilworth for the start.
Look forward to hearing from you soon.
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