GENERAL RIDER INFO
The Prologure course will be about 500 kilometres over mixed terrain. Some difficult sections, some fast gravel/dirt roads and some paved sections. It is not an XC single track course, it is mostly public shire back roads and occasional public road reserves that can legally traverse private property.
GPX File & Cue Sheet Notes
Each rider will be issued with a final course .gpx file for download to a GPS device or 'smart' phone. This will be the principal means for following the course. Additional, but limited, cue sheet notes will also be provided once participants have confirmed their entry. Riders who prefer to navigate from hard copy maps and self prepared cue sheets may do so but will need to formulate these based on the .gpx file trace of the course.
The Bureau of Meterology [BOM] provides comprehensive current weather and historical data for many of the towns along and adjoining the route. Mid March/April can provide ideal cycling weather, however overnight tempratures can fall below 0ºC. Snowfall down to 1000m is not uncommon on the Main Range and riders need to be prepared for all circumstances.
Any re-routes or course notifications will be advised by email and text. Most high country trails have some [Telstra] 4G and limited 3G mobile signal as do urban town areas. Riders who have other phone service providers will need to check for local coverage.
FOOD & ACCOMMODATION
It is hoped and encouraged that riders will avail themselves of local services and provide some commercial benefit to the business owners in the towns along the way. Limited information on available services will be provided with the course notes following registration.