Toowoomba-Warwick Supported Tour

NovemberNov 24 2018 07:00 - NovemberNov 25 2018 14:00 Australia/Brisbane

The 12th annual BBTA Toowoomba-Warwick Supported Tour is coming up on the weekend of 24 & 25 November 2018, with the start and finish of the ride in Cambooya, about 20 minutes south-west of Toowoomba. Saturday's ride is 95km and the ride back on Sunday 80km. And we finish at the pub in Cambooya, so food and drink are available to celebrate the finish!

On Saturday we travel from Cambooya on quiet country roads through the country town of Allora (70km), where we stop for morning tea at Amy's Country Cafe before arriving in Warwick (95km). On Sunday we head back through Allora (25km), stopping in Clifton (50km) for morning tea before the very relaxing finish at the pub in Cambooya (80km).

If you are in for this supported weekend tour please email Peter at pbrennan58@gmail.com, with registrations closing two weeks before the tour. This ride is for BBTA members only, so if you are not a member, join now (go to www.bbta.org)!

REGISTERING & ACCOMMODATION WARWICK

Email Peter nominating your approximate average speed by Friday 9 November. By registering you are automatically booked into the Horse & Jockey or Jackie Howe Motels. If you have a person or group happy to share a room(s) please let Peter know when registering. There are some rooms with a double and 2 single beds, so if you have a group of 3 friends you can be accommodated together. Also, if you have a non-riding partner who will be joining you in Warwick for accommodation/dinner let Peter know for bookings. Please indicate if you would prefer a single room.

COSTS

There will be a $20 fee for riders to cover support and organisational costs plus accommodation and the Saturday dinner. Please take off any costs not applicable to you e.g. non-cyclist. Payment for the tour is due by Friday 9 November. Accommodation payments are non-refundable after this date. Breakfast on Sunday to be advised, but will be payable on arrival if ordered.

Single $155 = Accommodation own room ($105) + Tour fee ($20) + Dinner ($30)

Double or Twin Share per person $110 = Accommodation ($60 pp) + Tour fee ($20pp) + Dinner ($30)

For those who have toured with Peter before, bank details for payment are the same as previous. For those coming along for the first time, please ask for details when booking in.

THE ROUTE (with elevation)

Mapmyride

Day 1 http://www.mapmyride.com/au/westbrook-queensland/bbta-warwick-tour-day-1-route-61711096

Day 2 http://www.mapmyride.com/au/westbrook-queensland/bbta-warwick-tour-day-2-route-61711218

Strava

Day 1 http://www.strava.com/routes/9171850

Day 2 http://www.strava.com/routes/9171992

START/FINISH TIMES & SPEED GROUPS


The tour starts from 7:00am onwards on Saturday 18 November. The plan is to have 3 speed groups for the tour, depending on numbers, with groups starting at different times. Each day the slowest group will start earliest, so that we all finish within a similar time frame.

Proposed Speed Groups and Start times:

A - 7:00am: 18-22km/h

B - 7:20am: 23-26km/h

C - 7:40am: 27+km/h

SUPPORT VEHICLES

The support vehicles are there to carry your o’nite clothes/change of cycling gear - they are not sag wagons! You will be expected to achieve the distances stated without assistance and carrying your basic food/drink requirements. At this stage we will have several support vehicles, with Paula, Carmel, Kate and Ann likely drivers at this stage.

POST RIDE SATURDAY

For the Warwick tour we will have tents set up at the motel for the finish under which we can relax and enjoy a social gathering with a few drinks. Bring your loose change! And take a wander into Warwick - it has some great cafes!

SATURDAY DINNER & SUNDAY BREAKFAST

The 'Horse & Jockey' restaurant has been booked for 6:30pm Saturday evening dinner and buffet breakfast is also available from 6am Sunday morning. More details for registered riders.

PRE-TOUR DINNER FRIDAY NIGHT IN TOOWOOMBA 


For those coming up to stay in Toowoomba the night before the ride a pre-tour Dinner has been booked for 7pm at the Federal Hotel, James St, Toowoomba (next to Dan Murphy's). More on this closer to the date.

**Those attending Friday night need to organise their own accommodation in Toowoomba.

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