Sunday, November 16, 2008

Channel Challenge 110km

This blog seems to get hits from all round the world, so the chances are some readers might be a bit far away to take part in next weekend's Channel Challenge 110km Audax. My condolences. A rainy weekend at home means I'm busy putting the word out and finalising the details for what promises to be a superb ride.

If you're in Huonville and have nothing else planned next Sunday, here's the details:

The ride traverses some of southern Tasmania's most scenic waterfront roads with four major climbs as it passes from Huonville through Cygnet over to Kettering and back around the Channel. A moderate/hard ride with 1500m of ascending. There is also a 50km option for riders seeking a shorter day in the saddle.

The ride starts from the Huon Jet Boat Base at 8am - turn left just before the Huon River bridge if you're coming from the north. Plenty of parking, toilets and a 24-hour service station nearby. Be there by 7.30am to register. Entry is $10, $5 for Audax Australia members. The ride is unsupported and has a time limit of seven hours. Riders will need to to be self sufficient and of reasonable fitness.


Maps here and here, entries here, enquiries here.

3 comments:

Grant said...

Nice poster - will you be riding fixed too?

Treadly and Me said...

Yeah, cool poster. I really will have to get across to one or two rides in Tas (not this weekend, alas).

Hey Dave, the URL on the poster is busted!

Surly Dave said...

No fixie, sorry - too much up and down for me!

Pretty happy with the poster, though never printed it. I couldn't get the URL on the Audax website so just gave up. Didn't think anyone would be bothered trying it! All our rides should be in the Audax calander - which apparently features a photo of me, although I haven't seen it yet.