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Lithgow to Bathurst Weekend Fundraising Ride

March 18, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - March 20, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

$165

RIDING TO EDUCATE CHILDREN IN AFRICA

Education is the most sustainable form of aid and is the cornerstone of our work. Katoke’s mission is to build healthier and better-educated communities in north-western Tanzania by equipping individuals caught in the poverty trap of subsistence living, to take charge of, and continue their own development.

In 2016, the Katoke Trust will be again running the Katoke Cycle Series to raise awareness and funds for communities doing it tough in Tanzania. Our next ride is Lithgow to Bathurst return.

There are two ways you can support this initiative
1. Sign up for ride. Contact Jim Blaxland on j.bx@bigpond.com or 0409 590 468.

2. Sponsor a rider here

*All donations are tax deductible! As the Trust is run by volunteers virtually 100% of funds raised go directly to projects on the ground.

 

ROUTE, DISTANCE, ELEVATION GRADIENT DETAILS

Day 1 Saturday 19th March 2016 – Lidsdale to Bathurst plus a lap of Mt Panorama (102-109 km) Day 1 ride route

Day 2 Sunday 20th March 2016 – Bathurst to Lidsdale (87km) Day 2 ride route.
Note: The route is on fully sealed roads and mainly on back roads with minimal traffic. However the route does include 4.5km each day on the Great Western Highway and parts of the route are on very narrow shoulders. Cyclists will need to exercise extreme caution throughout the ride but especially in these areas.

 

KEY RIDE DETAILS
Ride cost: Weekend rate of $165 includes accommodation, food and drinks, support crew supplies (e.g. track pump, spare tyres, sunscreen)  (Day 1 only rate is $97.50 including dinner, and Day 2 only rate is $77.50)

How fit do I need to be to ride? There are some good uphills and downhills on this ride and it should only be tackled by regular and experienced cyclists. Riders should be proficient and experienced in riding in a group. Groups will be set based on pace with the slowest group heading off first on Saturday morning. If you would like to discuss your fitness before registering for the ride please contact Jim Blaxland (0409 590 468).

What do I need to bring? Riding gear including a spare tube and puncture kit, sleeping bag and pillow, air bed for Saturday night.

Start and end point of the ride: Marantha Campsite, Lidsdale. Free overnight parking available. Access on Friday 18th March from 5.30pm til 9pm.

 

FURTHER DETAILS ON THE RIDE

  • Saturday night accommodation is Bathurst High Campus – hot showers available on-site.
  • Saturday night dinner includes a main meal and dessert. Beverages to be purchased by cyclists.
  • Your luggage will be transported in the support vehicles. Please restrict your luggage to no more than 15kg
  • Each cyclist is fully responsible for ensuring they have appropriate health (hospital, medical, ambulance) and third party insurance.

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Details

Start:
March 18, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
End:
March 20, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Cost:
$165
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Venue

Lidsdale
Maranatha Campsite, 57 View St
Lithgow, NSW 2790 Australia

Organizer

Jim Blaxland
Phone:
0409 590 468
Email:
j.bx@bigpond.com