Our first Sunshine Coast weekend supported tour from Yandina/Noosa/Yandina is now open for members to register.  If you’re not a member go online and join now!   The ride is being held over the 30-31 May weekend.  Peter Brennan will bring his customary excellent organisational skills to this tour so expect lots of information and a well supported and very enjoyable weekend of riding.

Make sure you email Peter on pbrennan58@gmail.com if you want to discuss the ride or register your interest.  Read on for more details from Peter.

The ride will start and finish in Yandina, with our accommodation in Noosaville ion the Saturday night. After the heat of Warwick and the cyclonic rains of Byron I am hoping for perfect pre-winter weather on the Sunshine Coast!

Saturday’s ride starts in Yandina and heads via backroads towards Kenilworth. Riders have a choice of doing the 107km ride, the longest and hilliest of any of the tours, taking breaks in Kenilworth and Cooroy; or the 65km ride with coffee in Cooroy before the downhill to Noosaville and our accommodation. On Sunday we head out towards Boreen Point before looping around to Pomona for a break, then it is on through Cooroy and Eumundi to the finish, a ride of 68km.

A number of people will head up to the coast on Friday evening, so once I have some numbers touring I will send out an email regarding the Friday night.

Final Registrations and payments for accommodation are due by Friday 15th May. Details will be emailed in a few weeks time.

REGISTERING FOR THE TOUR
Email Peter Brennan at pbrennan58@gmail.com, nominating your approximate average speed. By registering you are automatically booked into either the Anchor Motel or the Noosa River Resort Motel. Cost is $140 double (or own room), $150 twin share ($75 pp). If you have a person happy to share a room please let Peter know when registering. Also, if you have a non-riding partner who will be joining you in Noosaville for accommodation/dinner please let Peter know for bookings.

THE ROUTE (with elevation)
BBTA Sunshine Coast Tour Day 1 Distance: 107.41 km
http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/593861494

BBTA Sunshine Coast Tour Day 1: Shorter Distance: 65.41 km
http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/665405320

BBTA Sunshine Coast Tour Day 2 Distance: 78.6 km
http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/596546576

START/FINISH TIMES & SPEED GROUPS
The tour starts from 7:30am onwards on Saturday 30 May. The plan is to have 4 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 – 7:10am: 18-22km/h
B – 7:30am: 23-24km/h
C – 8:50am: 25-27km/h
D – 8:10am: 28+km/h

SUPPORT VEHICLES
There will be a $15 fee to cover support and organizational costs. 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.

SATURDAY DINNER & SUNDAY BREAKFAST – To be advised

Look forward to hearing from you soon.

Peter Brennan
0408 983 474