For something different, we are hosting a time trial event to provide riders with a great excuse to experience the amazing hand-built trails at Coningham, with thanks to the solid support of the Coningham Mountain Bike Club members who are helping us with this event. For anyone who hasn’t been there, you’ll be in for a treat where you get to ride a wide range of trail styles – tight and twisty through trees (and a couple of super-tricky log rides), swooping sandy trails through ferns, techy rocky drops, a rather long twisty climb where every corner seems to be off camber, and a serious bombing run down the One Arm Bandit. Best suited to someone who can ride every trail type that isn’t a machine-built flow trail, climb with grace and descend with a grin – sound like you???
This will be a time trial event around a single loop of the Coningham Reserve (link to the intended trail is below), with each rider heading off at regular intervals over a 1 – 1.5 hour period (start times to be advised the day before the race). The course is around 12km but don’t be fooled into thinking you can do this in 30 minutes at an average speed of 25km/h - with almost 500m of climbing and too many switch backs to count, it will take a little longer than that. Given the expected duration of the event (around an hour for the elite amongst us, somewhere between one and two hours for the rest), the event is only open for categories U17 and above. • Online Entries Only: No entries will be accepted on the day
For more information , see our website https://hobartwheelers.com.au/.
The race will start and finish close to the Coningham Main Beach car park just off Coningham Road, where there are public toilets, a few tables and some cool water for a refreshing dip after the race.
The track will link together a number of blue and green trails along the foothills of the reserve, then wind its way up close to the summit and then descend back down to the start/finish line. https://strava.app.link/0hXakzhvuxb
Please be sure your bike is in great nick, with working brakes, no play in the bearings and plugged bar ends. Mountain bike riding can be dangerous and we need you to wear a helmet and gloves.
Under 19s – $10 19 years and over -$20
Day Race Permit Fees available at extra cost if required from Auscycling
Type - Categories Adults Male, Female Elite, Veterans (30-39), Masters (40-49), Super Masters (50-59), Grand Masters (60+) Juniors Male, Female U17, U19, U23
Please choose your correct age category when you enter the race.
Sun 19 March 2023 Rego opens - 9:30am Racing starts at 10:00am, riders departing at 1-2min intervals until no later than 11.30am 1pm – Event complete
Coningham Nature Recreation Area is around 35 minutes drive from central Hobart, via Kingston and Snug. A link to the start/finish is below. https://goo.gl/maps/1G7TcG89vB5rVwYRA
Riders in the main race must have a current Auscycling Membership ( CA or MTBA if still valid )
A day Race Event Permit is be available if you do not have a licence to purchase through Auscycling go here :