Sunshine Coast Noosa Supported Tour
August 22 @ 8:00 am - August 23 @ 3:00 pm
It’s back on!! The 6th BBTA Sunshine Coast Noosa Supported Tour is now happening on the weekend of 22/23 August this year, starting and finishing in Yandina. 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 7th August, 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.
Final Registrations and payments are due by Friday 7th August
A number of people will head up to the coast on the Friday evening before the tour, staying in Yandina or Noosaville. Once you register for the tour you are automatically booked into the accommodation in Noosaville at either the Anchor Motel (Anchor) or Noosa River Retreat (NRR). 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. If you are taking up this option please email Peter ASAP. Costs are non-refundable after 7th August.
Tour Administration fee $20 for riders only, payable when paying for accommodation.
Saturday night only: Anchor Motel
Single/Double = $140
Twin Share = $80pp
Friday & Saturday: 2 nights
Single/Double = $270 (Anchor), $330 (NRR)
*Twin Share = $150pp (Anchor), $180pp (NRR)
* 2 night Twin Share has to be organised before booking with Peter.
THE RIDE IN MORE DETAIL
On Saturday riders have a choice of doing the 65km ride with coffee in Cooroy (46km), or the 108km ride, taking breaks in Kenilworth (39km) and Cooroy (90km), before the downhill to Noosaville. On Sunday riders have a choice of 3 ride distances. The shortest ride of 65km loops around to Pomona (35km) for a break, then on through Cooroy and Eumundi to the finish, while the 70km and 80km routes take in the Cootharaba Rd climb before stopping for morning tea in Pomona and on to Yandina via Cooroy and Eumundi.
Shorter (65km) http://www.strava.com/routes/7862814
Longer (108km) http://www.strava.com/routes/7862853
Option 1 (65km) http://www.strava.com/routes/7862893
Option 2 (70km) http://www.strava.com/routes/7863294
Option 3 (80km) http://www.strava.com/routes/7863305
Option 3 (80 km) http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/596546576
START/FINISH TIMES & SPEED GROUPS
The tour starts from 7:30am onwards in Yandina on Saturday 22 August. The plan is to have 4 speed groups for the tour, but this depends on numbers. The final speed group on Saturday will contain all riders doing the 65km route.
A – 7:30am: 18-22km/h 108km
B – 7:45am: 23-26km/h 108km
C – 8:00am: 27+km/h 108km
D – 8:15am: All 65km riders
Sunday (Any Distance)
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 6:00pm 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. This is dependant on COVID-19 restrictions so this may be modified.
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 Yandina in the main street. Those staying in Noosaville Friday nightwill need to drive over to Yandina for the start.
Look forward to hearing from you soon.
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