You will find a course map for this Sunday's race, attached below. To add some variety, We have changed the usual courses with some trails being ridden in the reverse direction. The long course has a series of extra loops off the short course to add nearly 6km to a lap. The course map shows the short course in green and the long course loops in red. Everyone rides the green course with the long course riders also following the red loops. Take note of the direction arrows.
The Start will be down the road near the entrance to the Mites loop. There will be a longer 2km start loop, which will head back up to the road and turn left up the main road into the forest then turn left again at the next intersection before entering a new piece of single track which winds through to the link track and then down through the ford. The track will then turn left into Creek and ride this and Bridge back to the carpark in reverse direction. Ignore the long course split on the start lap and there will be a marshall to make sure you take the correct turn.
Mork is a new track that follows the creek up the left hand side. It is new but is riding well and there is a fast belt back down Brandon Hall Rd to Creek track and from there back to the car park.
The mites track will also be ridden in reverse, so that everyone is going through the finish chute the same way. Please take care through this area and give way to kids.
The start loop is 2km, the short course is 5.75km and the long course is 5.5km longer at 11.25km. This means that the long course 2 lap race will be close to 25km and the short course 2 lap race 13km. As a guide, one of the committee rode the long course at close to race pace in 46 mins last Sunday. We will be closing the course, so you cannot start a new lap at 2:40pm
Laps for the different grades are as below as well as some notes that will clear up any confusion regarding grades etc. Have fun!
After you finish, you will need to leave the course beside the registration tent, return your number and sign off the course on the registration sheet, before returning to your car. This is a simple safety procedure to ensure that we can tell when everyone is off the course.