GreenWEDGE Cycling TT

2017 GreenWEDGE Cycling TT

The GreenWEDGE Cycling TT is a not-so-serious 41km ride against the clock through the Warrandyte Hills. It is a test against yourself, your ability to navigate the course and to climb and descend. The winner takes the coveted Golden Croissant and loads of Kudos.

Categories are Best time for Men and for Women, Under 24 for Men and for Women, KOM and QOM on Pigeon Bank segment.

This year’s TT on March 26 takes a new form in that there’s no set start time and you’ll need to be able to upload your ride by 11:00am to Strava. You can do that by having one of the following:

  • a web-enabled notebook, or
  • a phone app, or
  • a Garmin or similar bike computer that loads directly to Strava

The start location is the middle of the Warrandyte Bridge and the ride heads up the Kangaroo Ground Road to St Andrews, Hurstbridge and back to Warrandyte via Wattle Glen. See Strava Route map for the cue sheet.

THE RULES

This year’s TT will be on Sunday March 26, 2017.

  1. Start and complete the course on March 26.
  2. Upload your result to Strava anytime before 11:00am that morning.
  3. The winner is the rider with the best time according to Strava.

Riders are expected to be self-sufficient and have the following:

  • spare tubes and tools
  • pump
  • water
  • mobile phone (The organisers do not have the capacity to recover damaged/faulty bikes)

Cyclists participating are advised that they will riding on “open roads” and that all normal road rules apply including not riding more than two abreast except when another rider is passing. All riders must obey the road rules at all times, this is not a race. Traffic will be on the roads. Give way to all traffic, ride safe and enjoy.

Be particularly aware of the following areas:

  • Warrandyte: out of the car park and the roundabout, turn Left (1st exit)
  • Kangaroo Ground: At the roundabout turn right (3rd exit)
  • St Andrews: At the T-intersection turn left, caution of the gravel on the road
  • Hurstbridge: beware of traffic in the town,
  • Hurstbridge: caution through the roundabouts
  • Wattle Glen: turn left at the roundabout
  • Kangaroo Ground : Turn Right with caution at the T-intersection Wattle Glen Rd – St Andrews Rd
  • Kangaroo Ground: Turn Left at roundabout (1st exit)
  • Warrandyte: out of the car park and the roundabout, turn Left (1st exit)

POST RIDE

Riders meet back at the Lions Park BBQ on Yarra Street near the Warrandyte Bridge. From 10:00am, we’ll have chit chat, egg and bacon rolls and water for a gold coin donation with any surplus going to the North Warrandyte CFA. Coffee, sausage rolls and cakes are available at the nearby Warrandyte Bakery. For catering purposes please notify if you intend to do the GreenWEDGE Cycling TT here.

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2016 GreenWEDGE Cycling TT

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Dietmar and Jack uploading to Strava

Summer  2015-16 has been fantastic for Victorian cycling, with the Nationals in Ballarat, Cadel’s GORR and The Sun Tour.

The GreenWEDGE Cycling TT caps these off with a not-so-serious 41km ride against the clock through the Warrandyte Hills. It is a test against yourself, your ability to navigate the course and to climb and descend. The winner takes the coveted Golden Croissant and loads of Kudos.

Categories are Best time for Men and for Women, Under 24 for Men and for Women, KOM and QOM on Pigeon Bank segment.

This year  TT on March 13 takes a new form in that there’s no set start time and you’ll need to be able to upload your ride by 11:00am to Strava. You can do that by having one of the following:

  • a web-enabled notebook, or
  • a phone app, or
  • a Garmin or similar bike computer that loads directly to Strava

The start location is the middle of the Warrandyte Bridge and the ride heads up the Kangaroo Ground Road to St Andrews, Hurstbridge and back to Warrandyte via Wattle Glen. See Strava Route map for the cue sheet.

THE RULES

This year’s TT will be on Sunday March 13, 2016.

  1. Start and complete the course on March 13.
  2. Upload your result to Strava anytime before 11:00am that morning.
  3. The winner is the rider with the best time according to Strava.

Riders are expected to be self-sufficient and have the following:

  • spare tubes and tools
  • pump
  • water
  • mobile phone (The organisers do not have the capacity to recover damaged/faulty bikes)

Cyclists participating are advised that they will riding on “open roads” and that all normal road rules apply including not riding more than two abreast except when another rider is passing. All riders must obey the road rules at all times, this is not a race. Traffic will be on the roads. Give way to all traffic, ride safe and enjoy.

Be particularly aware of the following areas:

  • Warrandyte: out of the car park and the roundabout, turn Left (1st exit)
  • Kangaroo Ground: At the roundabout turn right (3rd exit)
  • St Andrews: At the T-intersection turn left, caution of the gravel on the road
  • Hurstbridge: beware of traffic in the town,
  • Hurstbridge: caution through the roundabouts
  • Wattle Glen: turn left at the roundabout
  • Kangaroo Ground : Turn Right with caution at the T-intersection Wattle Glen Rd – St Andrews Rd
  • Kangaroo Ground: Turn Left at roundabout (1st exit)
  • Warrandyte: out of the car park and the roundabout, turn Left (1st exit)

POST RIDE

Riders meet back at the Lions Park BBQ on Yarra Street near the Warrandyte Bridge. From 10:00am, we’ll have chit chat, egg and bacon rolls and water for a gold coin donation with any surplus going to the North Warrandyte CFA. Coffee, sausage rolls and cakes are available at the nearby Warrandyte Bakery. For catering purposes please notify if you intend to do the GreenWEDGE Cycling TT here.

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Paul

The 2015 Warrandyte Cycling TT

In its fifth consecutive year The Warrandyte Cycling Time Trial is a 41km ride against the clock. It’s very not serious, and all about the fun, open to anyone who can ride a bike. Some riders include lots of coffee and donut stops on the way, others are determined to beat their time last year and many others want to finish in their best possible time with no down time. New this year will also be a KOM/QOM competition.

Riders times will be judged using the rider’s Strava time uploaded before 11:45pm on the day of the ride. There is a standard Strava Segment for the Warrandyte Cycling TT. The current record holder is Shane Miller in a time of 1:04:50. Times will be published here the following Monday.

At the end of the ride, chit chat and egg and bacon rolls at the BBQs $2ea, water free. There’s coffee, cakes and available at The Bakery, You may even win the Golden Croissant! So get your best kit on and come out to Warrandyte on March 15Winner of the Golden Croissant (KOM)

Details

Date:  Sunday, March 15.

Meet up point: The tennis court car park under the Warrandyte Bridge, and behind the Bakery, at 193 Yarra Street, Warrandyte 

Entry: Free, al riders must register prior to starting.

Let us know your coming on the facebook event page here (https://www.facebook.com/events/1557395047843832/) or email mycycling@me.com or join the Strava GreenWEDGE Cycling Club https://app.strava.com/clubs/greenwedge-cycling

Time: Start time between 8:00AM -10:00AM, riders away in 2min intervals

Coffee Riders leave at 8:30 for a 10:30-11:00 return

Finish: to be eligible all riders must have registered and rides uploaded to Strava before 11:45AM. There will be 2 laptops at the finish so you can log in and upload at the finish.

Presentations: at 12:00PM

Egg and bacon rolls at $2 each available at the finish.

Water available at the finish.

Prizes: 

The overall TT winner on the day wins a “Three Star Bike Service” from Total Rush in Richmondvalued at $135.00

1st KOM of the day wins a Two Star Bike Service from Total Rush in Richmond valued at $45.00

1st QOM of the day wins a Two Star Bike Service from Total Rush in Richmond valued at $45.00

Random Draw of all registered riders wins a pack of cycling accessories

Strava Route: Click here https://app.strava.com/segments/3535489 (renamed the festival TT segment)

Route: Leaving Warrandyte up to Kangaroo Ground, out to St Andrews via Panton Hill, and back via Hurstbridge and Wattle Glen returning through Kangaroo Ground and down to finish in Warrandyte.

The timed point is once you have crossed the bridge and finishes again before you cross back over the bridge. The bridge, roundabout and car park are neutral both at the start and finish.

GWC TT

Caution: All riders must obey the road rules at all times, this is not a race. Traffic will be on the roads. Give way to all traffic, ride safe and enjoy. Be particularly aware of the following areas:

  • Warrandyte: out of the car park and the roundabout, turn Left (1st exit)
  • Kangaroo Ground: At the roundabout turn right (3rd exit)
  • St Andrews: At the T-intersection turn left, caution of the gravel on the road
  • Hurstbridge: beware of traffic in the town,
  • Hurstbridge: caution through the roundabouts
  • Wattle Glen: turn left at the roundabout
  • Kangaroo Ground : Turn Right with caution at the T-intersection Wattle Glen Rd – St Andrews Rd
  • Kangaroo Ground: Turn Left at roundabout (1st exit)
  • Warrandyte: out of the car park and the roundabout, turn Left (1st exit)

KOM/QOM: New for 2015

  1. https://app.strava.com/segments/9028994
  2. https://app.strava.com/segments/9029000
  3. https://app.strava.com/segments/9029006
  4. https://app.strava.com/segments/9029012

Points for each KOM/QOM: Total points wins

1st – 15; 2nd – 12; 3rd-10; 4th-7; 5th-6; 6th-5; 7th-4; 8th-3; 9th-2; 10th-1

Read the 2014 Ride Report here

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