In 2018 we are offering an ‘elite group’ for the 175km Maxi Classic course, the Highlanders. This is a self-nominated group of a maximum of 75 riders. You may nominate yourself when registering for the 175km Bowral Classic Maxi course. Riders will be chosen on a first in, first served basis.
When registering riders will be asked to provide their current Cycling Australia Race Licence. This is to ensure they are experienced at riding in teams or bunches.
Even though this event is not a race, this first group will be riding in an envelope with vehicles front and back for safety. The vehicles in this group will be 1 Police vehicle (front), 1 Mechanic and 1 Medical Vehicle (both rear).
The mechanical vehicle will be there to assist as best as possible the riders in that group. Note that the mechanic vehicle will not be carry be carrying any spare bikes and will not have countless wheels including disk brake wheels. The mechanic vehicle it is there in a support capacity for minor repairs. If riders use mechanical assistance they will have an opportunity to re-join the group if they pace themselves back to the group.
Riders in this group will have ONE designated ‘quick’ stop when they are on the Bundanoon/Exeter loop. This stop will NOT be at one of the designated on-course Rest Stops. The location is TBC – riders will be notified of the exact location closer to the event. Riders should estimate that this stop will be somewhere between 92 > 106km from the start.
This stop WILL NOT BE at a normal course Rest Stop. There will be NO food/water etc supplied by the event organisers. Riders should bring a backpack or musette with gear which they want to access at this ‘quick’ stop to the start line on Sunday morning, before depart – ready from 6:15am. The bag will be placed in one of the vehicles which is assigned to the Highlanders group. It is suggested that riders mark the bag clearly so that riders can see and access it quickly.
For more information, please contact [email protected]