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THE ROAD TO RECOVERY

BUNCH RIDING FOR THE SOUTH COAST OF NSW

On Saturday 29 February

As a regular visitor to the NSW south coast region, my heart goes out to all who have, and will continue to be affected by the devastation of the bushfires. Like many, I’ve been feeling helpless and unsure of how to support the south coast community. We hope 'The Road to Recovery' will not only provide a small boost to the local economy, but more importantly send a strong message of support and encourage fellow cyclists to visit and spend in the area.

Michael Tomalaris
SBS Commentator and World News Presenter
Join us on Saturday 29 February for 'The Road to Recovery' REGISTER HERE

RIDE DETAILS


  • Saturday 29 February 2020

  • Short Course - 110km + 905m Kiama to Kiama via Pyree
    Long Course - 200km + 3133m Kiama to Kiama via Southern Highlands

  • Kiama to Kiama for both distances, see further down page for routes.

  • Bunches of fourteen riders plus crew in peloton format with support vehicles. There is no option in this event for solo riding, you must be an experienced group cyclist.

  • Meet at 7am sharp at the park on corner of Blowhole Point Rd and Terralong Street, Kiama (Blowhole Point Road is the road that that leads out to Kiama Blowhole.  As  you turn left into Blowhole Point Rd the meeting point is on the grassed area on the right).

  • This event is suitable for experienced cyclists with confidence in their group riding skills and have ridden distances similar to our advertised routes. This event is not suitable for beginner cyclists, inexperienced group riders or those who have not ridden distances similar to the advertised routes.
    Please contact us directly if you are unsure whether this event is suitable for your ride fitness or on-road experience.

  • 110km distance with 905m climbing - Moderate Pace. Expected speed between 25-38 km p/h on the flat.
    200km distance with 3133m climbing - Moderate to Very Hard Pace. Expected speed upward of 35 km p/h on the flat.
    Both routes are fully supported with a strict no-drop policy and periods of re-grouping on climbs. Please note, for the collective safety of our riders, our Ride Captains reserve the right make any calls on the day in the interest of a rider and the group whether that is to finish the ride from the safety of the support vehicle or take an early exit option.

  • Riders must hold and submit proof of insurance through Cyling Australia, MTB Australia, Bicycle NSW or Triathlon Australia (or equivalent).

  • $100 per person. 100% of your registration fee will be donated to the South Coast Communities by Turbo Studio on your behalf.

  • Michael Tomalaris and Turbo Studio

  • Audi Centre Sydney

  • Turbo Studio

  • Prior to event day we'll release active route links along with a detailed interactive schedule that will outline everything you need to know for a successful day out with us. Bunch lists will be included in that link.
What's Included in Your $100Ride Registration Fee

110km Kiama to Kiama
to Pyree return via Berry

Our 110km + 905m Road to Recovery route is the moderate pace option with a lower elevation total than the long course

Although a much lower elevation total + distance than our long course option, we strongly recommended this option for experienced cyclists only. Neither of the Road to Recovery routes are for suitable for beginners or inexperienced group riders.

The ride will be run peloton style with appointed Ride Captains and a support vehicle with a maximum of fourteen riders per group. It is important that you understand this is an organised ride that will be fully guided and supported from start to finish, there is no option in this event to ride solo at your own pace. Our Ride Captains reserve the right throughout the ride to offer one of the numberous exit options if they feel you have exceeded your fitness level on the day. All decisions will be made for the collective safety of the group.

There will be three stops for refreshments, snacks or lunch with some stops being longer than others. We encourage all participants to support the small businesses within the towns at which we stop. Any purchases made at the stops are not included in your registration price.

ENLARGE ROUTE IMAGE HERE

The route shown here is subject to adjustment and will be finalised before event day according to our liaisons with Shoalhaven Council and NSW Police. An active Strava link will be provided one week out from the event. If you are unsure whether you have the suitable fitness and experience to join this ride please contact us directly info@turbostudio.com.au

200km Kiama to Kiama
to Bundanoon via Jamberoo

Our 200km + 3133m Road to Recovery route is the most challenging option of the day.

The long course option is for experienced distance + climbing cyclists. The ride will be run peloton style with appointed Ride Captains and a support vehicle with a maximum of fourteen riders per group. It is important that you understand this is an organised ride that will be fully guided and supported from start to finish, there is no option in this event to ride solo at your own pace. Our Ride Captains reserve the right throughout the ride to offer one of the numberous exit options if they feel you have exceeded your fitness level on the day. All decisions will be made for the collective safety of the group.

There will be four stops for refreshments, snacks or lunch with some stops being longer than others. We encourage all participants to support the small businesses within the towns at which we stop. Any purchases made at the stops are not included in your registration price.

ENLARGE ROUTE IMAGE HERE

The route shown here is subject to adjustment and will be finalised before event day according to our liaisons with Shoalhaven Council and NSW Police. An active Strava link will be provided one week out from the event. If you are unsure whether you have the suitable fitness and experience to join this ride please contact us directly info@turbostudio.com.au

The Road to Recovery

The task of rebuilding the South Coast of NSW has been described as the largest disaster recovery operation in Australia's history.
Let's unite as one of the many great sporting communities in NSW and be part of the rebuild.

More than two thousand homes have been destroyed and hundreds more have been damaged across the state since the start of the fire seasos with about 80 per cent of the land area of the Shoalhaven directly impacted or burned in some way. Favourable conditions have allowed the Rural Fire Service (RFS) to give tourists the green light to return to these communities — an important step in rebuilding the seasonal economies.

For many small towns on our south coast a significant portion of trade is derived from tourism duringthe holiday. However, with treasured members of communities lost, businesses reduced to dust and infrastructure damaged, it will take a long time for things to return to normal. For a region that relies on tourism, this represents quite a serious blow to all businesses, and by extension, all families in the area. When businesses struggle, so too do employees, and with reduced work and reduced income, many struggling families have and will experience difficulties remaining afloat.

Join us on Saturday 29th February for 'The Road to Recovery' Register Here
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