TOUR OF JARRAHDALE – MEDIO & PICCOLO FONDO
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Our extensive experience in Road racing and touring events in Italy has brought to Perth the terms Piccolo and Medio to signify our short and middle distance rides for the upcoming Tour of Jarrahdale.
With the Piccolo distanced at 40 km and the Medio ay 80 km – this is a Ride event that would help you wash off the excess of Christmas and New Year as well as ensure that those of you with the continued focus will stay fit and ready for the whole summer season of cycling ahead.
The Tour of Jarrahdale is also our developmental ride event towards our signature event – the City of Armadale Grand Fondo and in 2015 – and makes for an excellent progression for May 2015.
Tour of Jarrahdale 2015 is also a very special event as we are using this event to raise awareness and funds for the Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation or CLCRF as they are called. They are a special organisation that lends a direct hand to children in need and we want you to ride with the kids of CLCRF in mind and in spirit. Please donate generously to this fund knowing that your effort on the bike as well as your wallet is translated to a good cause.
Riding events in Perth are few and far between in the summer months and we aim to make a difference by providing such middle distance events so that
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So get a group of friends and sign up for the Tour of Jarrahdale Medio & Piccolo Fondo for CLCRF
- Ride distance – approximately 80 km and 40 km for Medio and Piccolo respectively.
- Start and end point – exact location TBA but within City of Armadale
- Target Destination – Township of Jarrahdale
- Route – we have designed a loop so that you get to see more of the environs within the City of Armadale and the Shire of Jarrahdale.
- Elevation – low to medium level difficulty with gradual climbs that helps build on endurance and fitness for the Medio and very little climbs for the Piccolo.
- Event – this is NOT a race and as such there are no timing chips as it is about a community event ride.
- Categories – you will be asked to self-seed yourself in the entry questionnaire to ensure that you ride at best with designated Teams around the same level and fitness as yourself.
- Medio Fondo Methodology:
- Participants will be provided with GPX / TCX files of the route for their GPS enabled bike computers
- Turn by turn Directional sheets will be provided and it is compulsory that you bring this along
- General map of the route will be sent to all participants leading up to the event.
- There will be NO signs or directions nor will there be any traffic management as this is about cycling touring.
- All riders MUST adhere and follow all of the normal WA Road Rules.
- Hydration – we will provide a portable water tank throughout the route and at the stops as hydration is crucial in the summer months.
- Breakfast – we plan to stop for Breakfast at Jarrahdale and then recommence the journey after about 45 mins to 1 hour.
Date: Sunday 18 Jan 2015
Time: 630 am meet for 7 am departure
Compulsory Safety Briefing: 645 am
Meet Location: TBA within City of Armadale
Expected Time Return: 3.5 to 5 hrs depending on the team.
Cost: $ 51.00 per rider. PIHCG Blue Army Riders: $46.00
Note no refunds if you are unable to attend and for insurance reasons you CANNOT transfer your registration to another rider.
- Visible attire as you will be riding in open traffic. PIHCG riders please wear your PIHCG cycling kit. Visible colours excludes Black, Dark Blue, Dark Red and Brown. This ride is about safety and we will enforce this Safety on the Road message.
- Front and rear lights on strobe. Even though we can see other vehicles and pedestrians they may not see us and because we are on open roads our visual imprint is enlarged and risks diminished because of these lights.
- Two water bottles compulsory for this Ride – we will provide Torq Hydration powder during the journey and at the rest stops but it is up to riders to provide their own hydration powder at the start of the event.
- Repair kit and please check the condition of your tyres.
- Bike Useability. It is a standard procedure that all bikes for this event must be road worthy and must have working brakes and gearing. We reserve the right to inspect bikes at the start point and those who have bikes which will pose a danger to themselves or others in their group will be prevented from participating.
- Bikes. Only road bikes and hybrids are permitted for this road event. No exceptions.
- Team Captain and Tail End Charlie. All riders must ride within their seeded team with the Team Captain in the lead and no rider must fall behind their designated Tail End Charlie. If they fall back because they are unable to keep the pace, they will be asked to then join another team with an equivalent pace. This means that you have to choose your Team speed carefully and be realistic to avoid any issues for the others on your team on route. The Event Director and his management team have the ride to place riders in appropriate teams should they determine an emerging issue on route.
- Helmets – only Australian standard issue helmets are permitted on PIHCG rides. If you choose to wear a non-Australian standard helmet you will invalidate your ride insurance and in the event of an incident or accident you will not be covered and you might be also be liable for damages. This is another safety standard which we are encouraging in the cycling community.
- Bring cash / money/ EFTOS to purchase your own drinks and food at the breakfast stop in Jarrahdale.
10. Mobile Phone. All riders must carry their mobile phone and the number of this phone must be the one recorded at the time of their registration.
Please note that we are unable to cater for riders for the Medio Fondo below 22 km/h due to time and traffic constraints. Riders for the Piccolo Fondo are expected to be able to ride at least 18 km/h over a 20 km distance.
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