Cycle Mt Hotham. 64km, 8h, grade 5

From December 14, 2019 7:00 am until 4:00 pm
Categories: Cycling

“Ride Description 

This challenging ride commences in the gateway town of Harrietville. 
The scenic Great Alpine Road is flanked by tall forests in the early part of the ride. 
Mount Buffalo and Mt Feathertop are landmarks in the endless vistas that greet you at the top. Distance 30 kilometres Rise 1,321 metres 
Grade Average 4% 
Grade Max 18% 
Start Corner of Bon Accord Track and Great Alpine Rd, Harrietville. 
Finish Hotham sign at skier’s tunnel, Great Alpine Rd, Hotham Water Transit lounge (tap) Hotham Village and The General Store (purchase or tap). 
Shelter Transit lounge Hotham Village, Corral Car Park. 
Mobile coverage In the village all major providers however Telstra is the best option. 
Paper Passport Stamping Station Mt Hotham Resort Management Board  Monday to Friday 8.00am to 4.30pm or 
The General, 7 days 9.00am to 4.00pm. 
Victoria’s 7 Peaks Ride is an at-your-own pace cycling from late October to April.  Taking you up winding mountain roads, around steep turns and past spectacular views right to the top of seven Victorian Alpine Resorts. 
By registering via the 7 Peaks app and completing at least one peak you will go in the draw to win a European cycling holiday!  
  
GRADE 5 – prolonged steep grades like Mt Buffalo and Falls Creek. 
Equipment: Bicycle, helmet, water, whistle, money. 
Cycling For single half day or full day cycling events consider bringing a current medical information form. 
Puncture repair kit including pump Water bottles  Sunscreen Helmet Gloves Sufficient food and water bearing in mind the distance, duration, and workload of the event Suitable clothing and footwear Wet weather waterproofs Basic tools for bicycle maintenance Basic first aid kit including your specific medication eg asthma applicator Torch or headlamp for contingencies 
 It is responsibility of each member to update EMERGENCY CONTACT (and) MEDICAL  information if there is a change in details. 
Registrations and reversals are best made early and may close a few days (or even weeks) before an event, in this case the week before. 
Make a booking enquiry via the "REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT" button. 
Enquiries can be made on the registration form. 
Participants can remain unlisted, and let me know if you have any queries. 
You may like to include questions on cost of transport, whether you do our don't want participants to appear on the program, and how to decide whether the event is easy, challenging, or difficult. 
Also feel free to express enthusiasm, and other times or events you would like. If this event and time suits you then your registration will be approved.
Claire Sandford  

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