7:30AM Registration opens
8:50AM All spectator vehicles must depart the start now to access the King of the Mountain, the drinks station at Pilton Hall and Elite A feed stations.
9:00AM - 10:40AM Races depart at 10 minute intervals (exact start times and grades will be available in the Race Programme).
Riders must follow all Queensland road rules during the race. This includes no crossing the centre line of the road at any time. Any cyclists who fall behind the lead group are to travel as a ‘road user’ and must obey all road rules.
In the interests of safety for both riders and motorists and to comply with the Department of Transport and Main Roads and Police Permits, RIDER SUPPORT VEHICLES ARE NOT PERMITTED TO FOLLOW THE RACE.
The conditions of our event permits, require that non-race traffic is able to approach and pass the convoys safely, which is made difficult by supporters’ vehicles queuing behind the race.
In previous years the Police stopped two race divisions to allow numerous vehicles following the race to pass. Most of these were riders support vehicles. Riders please instruct the drivers of your support vehicles that they are to leave Gatton by 8.50am and proceed to the top of the main range (approx. 41km from start) where KOM/QOM is judged or to the drinks station at Pilton Hall. (approx. 48km from start).
DRIVERS FOLLOWING THE RACE MAY BE FINED BY THE POLICE AND THEIR RIDER DISQUALIFIED FROM THE RACE.
Competitors are encouraged to leave warm-up clothing etc. with their race divisions’ official spares vehicles and collect them at the finish village in Warwick.
We appreciate your co-operation in assisting with the duty of care to maintain the safety of our riders and other road users.
DRINKS STATION (PILTON HALL, PILTON)
Competitors in all race divisions (except Elite A Grade) can take on drinks at the designated drinks station at Pilton Soldiers Memorial Hall, approximately 48.5km from the start and 7.5km after the King of the Mountain.
The Committee of the Pilton Soldiers Memorial Hall invites you to enjoy a tea, coffee, soft drink & some home made cooking whilst waiting for the races to pass at Pilton. The hall opens at 9:00AM and toilets are available there.
MENS ELITE A GRADE FEED STATIONS
Elite A Grade has two feed stations. The first is approximately 2km after the Clifton turnoff (62km from start). The second is 10km before Allora on Dalrymple Creek Road (approx. 132km from start).
Once the A grade riders have been fed at the first feed station, RIDERS SUPPORT VEHICLES ARE NOT PERMITTED TO PROCEED TO THE SECOND FEED STATION ALONG THE RACE ROUTE VIA LEYBURN.
All rider support vehicles must return to the New England Highway and proceed towards Allora. 2km after turning into Allora Rd and passing through Allora, turn right into Dalrymple Creek Road and travel approximately 10km to the second feed station. This is the shortest and quickest route and avoids traffic congestion along the narrow roads of the race route
11:00AM Finish village opens
11:45AM Races start to arrive
No vehicles are permitted to park on the finish straight in either direction at any time. Toilets are available at the Finish Village
12:30PM Presentations made progressively during the afternoon.
2:00PM Approximate arrival of Elite A Grade
2:15PM Approximate arrival of Women’s Division 2
NO VEHICLES ARE PERMITTED TO PARK ON THE VICTORIA STREET FINISH STRAIGHT IN EITHER DIRECTION.
Victoria Street will be intermittently closed to traffic as each group finishes. This area will be controlled by police, traffic control and race officials whose directions must be followed.
Only official vehicles are permitted to park in the Finish Village. All support and spectator vehicles must find parking in the side streets off or beyond the Victoria Street finish straight.