Globeflight 70km Marathon

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Start time: 08:00

70 km’s of flowing trails consisting of jeep tracks, forest roads, cattle paths (single track) and unused railway lines, with a balance of undulating hills, steep climbs and wicked down-hills. With altitude variances from 1350m to 1600m – the route was not for the faint-hearted or weak legged, a couple of cyclists from flatter parts of the country learnt a lesson or two about climbing and pacing themselves. These routes are open to you to come and enjoy throughout the year, give us a shout if you need directions. We will be scouting for those single track sections to sweeten the route even more.

Event procedure

(subject to change)

7th Jul 2017
14:00 Registration
At the Albert Millin
8th Jul 2017
05:15 Gates open
06:00 Registration opens
Please be early to avoid missing start time.
07:15 70km registration closes
08:00 70km start
08:15 43km registration closes
08:30 20km registration closes
08:45 7km registration closes
09:00 43km start
09:15 20km start
09:30 7km start
14:00 Award Ceremony

Event Information



Health & Safety

There will be Ambulance services provided on route and at the Start – Finish area for you safety.

We would recommend cyclists carry plasters and a foil emergency blanket, carrying a cell phone in a waterproof bag is also recommended. If you are allergic to bee-stings, we recommend you carry your antihistamine with you, as there are bees throughout the forest.

We will have the necessary medical support for the event in place on the day to ensure your safety in the event of an accident, please try not to use them. If you do come across a fellow cyclist in difficulty report the incident to the next marshal or call the emergency numbers provided.

 

Weather

The weather is likely to be cold early in the morning so please come prepared with the required kit, layering is recommended as it should warm up through the day. Sun screen should be applied throughout the day

 

Trail Condition

Our route covers a large range of trail conditions and riders should be prepared for this. There is a high likely hood of frost at the start and extreme care should be taken when crossing bridges. There are sections of loose sharp rocks so adequate care should be taken to ensure tyres are not damaged and your race cut short.

 

Water and Rivers

There will be adequate water provided for refills at the water points, riders should carry enough water so see them through the first 12 km and then refill when required, drinking from the rivers and streams is strongly advised against.

 

Water Points

There will be 3 water points available to the 72km riders at 26km, 51km and 62km.

There will be 3 water points for the 42km riders at 17.5km, 23km and 34km

There will be 1 water point for the 20km riders at 12km

 

Respect for Landowners

All competitors are asked to respect that without the support of the various landowners and local communities through which this race passes, with our there support this event would not be possible. Please show your appreciation for this whenever possible.  Smoking or any fire making on course, particularly in the Forest, is strictly forbidden for obvious reasons.

Please be extremely sensitive to livestock and children on the route thought the community areas

The forests we ride through are working forests and all operation and vehicles have right of way.

 

Bike Supply Shop 

Adventure Sport runs a basic bike supply shop is located at the Start with tyres, tubes, patch & solution and other relative products.  It is always best to bring your own spare kit.

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