Training Camp : Bright VIC

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Join twowheeltours for the

Official Haute Route Training Camp : Bright

In the Victorian High Country 

Thursday 25 November > Sunday 28 November 2021

 


 

10% Off For Haute Route Alumni

See FAQ for Full Details

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Bookings Open

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COVID-19

We continue to assess the Global COVID-19 Crisis. We remain positive and we will continue to monitor the situation.

 

We will provide all our riders with regular updates.

  

If we have to postpone the 2021 camp, your paid money will be refunded in full.

 

We will also give you priority for the 2022 camp.

 

We ask you to book ASAP so that we can continue to plan.

 


 

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The area of Bright in Victorian Snowy Mountains is a fantastic location for a training camp. Our riders will experience the sublime roads of the region including Mount Buffalo and the Alpine National Park including Falls Creek, Tawonga Gap, Hotham and Dinner Plain - all rides are designed to build up your base.  We are also offering shorter options on each day.

 

Riders will be centrally located in Bright (319m above sea level) for the four days. In November the minimum & maximum temperatures are 8C / 24C with an average of 7 days of rain. Our accomodation is just a stones throw from town centre and post rides you will be able to head into town to grab a coffee or beer at the famous Bright Brewery.

 

On the tour we will have a designated cycling coach, who will provide each rider with tips and tricks covering training programs, skills and overall knowledge about cycling preparation.  

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The training camp will be run to the highest professional level. There will be nothing to worry about except riding your bike and recovering for the next day. Our rides will be supported by our team car, carrying food, drink and extra clothing. Then at night, we will eat at some fantastic local restaurants and reminisce about the day’s efforts. 

 

Come away and test your fitness and enjoy a cycling holiday. 

 

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WHY PARTICIPATE IN THE CAMP?

 

  • With International Boarders currently shut, now is the time to get away and ride in the mountains and get that Haute Route Feeling

  • A true Haute Route Experience, without the race element
  • Great accommodation at the Bright Motor Inn
  • Learn from our highly qualified accredited cycling coach
  • Get away and enjoy a cycling holiday
  • Fantastic dinners and first round of drinks each night
  • Bright is just 6:45 hours drive from the Sydney and 3:45 from Melbourne
  • There are SHORT and LONG rides on offer for the Friday, Saturday and Sunday

  • Total KM & Elevation for the Training Camp :
    • LONG : ~445km with ~8,000m elevation
    • SHORT : ~300km with ~5,500m elevation
  • Support vehicle, mechanic and guides
  • Ride hydration and Clif Bar nutrition included
  • Have a weekend away and bring your family even if they are non-riders
  • Support small towns and businesses
  • Come with your mates or meet some new riders
  • Never done a Haute Route before? Come and learn more about these amazing events
  • 10% off for Haute Route Alumni Riders - see Tab Package Price for more information

 

WHY RIDE IN RURAL TOWNS?

 

  • These towns have struggled through COVID and fires, let's get out and explore.
  • Come, stay and pedal through small towns while supporting cafes, restaurants and hotels.

 

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What To Bring : Haute Route Training Camp

 

What should I bring?

It is highly recommended that riders bring tubes, mini tool, levers etc which you would normally take on a long ride - for our full recommended pack list click here.

 

All Riders MUST BRING on the RIDES:

 

Clothing for mountain conditions/riding

2x Tubes

2x Canisters

1x C02 head

2x Water Bottles (filled)

Tyre levers

1x Garmin (or similar) with the courses downloaded

Ride specific food

1x Backpack/mussette for your drop bag

Phone

1x Multi-tool

1x Rear Flashing Light

Money for cafes or lunches along the way

 

All riders are required to signed our e-waiver before the tour - LINK

 

There will be a support vehicle on each ride.

FAQ : Haute Route Training Camp

 

What does twowheeltours cover?

Accommodation and the following meals : all breakfasts from Friday to Sunday : all dinners and first round of drinks from Thursday to Saturday.

 

We will have ride guides, mechanics - including pumps, tools etc and support vehicle during the tour. 

 

Riders will also have access to sun cream, specific ride hydration and nutrition. 

 

-- Want to spend extra nights pre &/or post tour? No problem, we can organise this. Just mention it on your booking form. 

 

What is not included in the tour price?

Insurance

Lunches

Hire bike

Massages

Café stops

In-room charges

Costs to get to and from the start location

   

How do I prove that I am an Alumni & received 10% off?

When you book we will be in touch via email. To prove that you have ridden a Haute Route before, you may need to send through a photo or similar to show your participation in any Haute Route. 

 

COVID-19

We continue to assess the Global COVID-19 Crisis. We remain positive and we will continue to monitor the situation.

 

We will keep all our riders who have booked with us up to date with regular updates.

 

This situation is completely new and unknown, so if:

 

If we have to postpone the 2021 tour, your paid money will be refunded in full.

 

We will also give you priority for the 2022 camp.

 

If you have not registered for the tour, we ask you to book ASAP so that we know how many riders are wanting to join us and so that we can continue to plan.

  

What type of roads will be we be riding on and what type of a bike is suitable?

A standard road bike is suitable for this tour. Country road surfaces can be 'dead' so we recommend larger volume tires i.e. 25mm. 

 

The terrain is mountainous, we will be riding a compact with an 11-32 tooth cassette.  

  

What is the longest ride of the camp?

~+130km with ~+2,500m of climbing. See the Itinerary tab for more details on our agenda. Full details will be emailed to riders once they have booked.  

 

Are there shorter options available? 

Yes, on each ride there is a shorter option. There is also a support car on each ride.

 

Do I have to ride each day?

There is no problem with missing one of the rides. You can ride as much or as little as you would like.

 

What staffing does twowheeltours provide?

We have been runnings tours since 2009 and know what riders need and expect. We will have a Tour Manager, driver and ride guides / mechanics on tour. 

 

Strava links & GPX Files

A two weeks before the tour, riders will receive the web links to the rides so that they can download the GPX files. On the links, riders will be able to see the elevation gains and total km's.

 

RIDERS MUST DOWNLOAD the GPX Files to their own Garmin device (or similar) and be familiar with the courses as they are NOT signposted. 

 

What will the tour look like? 

We are not planning on getting up at 6:00am to ride as early as possible. On these camps we want you to explore and cycle the country-side. 

 

  • 0630 and 0700 Wake up 
  • 0630 and 0730 Breakfast - all breakfasts are included
  • 0730 twowheeltours mechanic, tools, pumps, and sun cream will be available 15 mins before the ride departs near reception
  • Drop your musette(s) with twowheeltours staff. You will see those bags again at designated rest stops and at the ride finish. In those bags you can put nutrition, extra clothing and/or leave clothing
  • 0745 Depart 
  • Our support vehicle will be roaming during each ride. In our vehicle will be First Aid, sun cream, water, fruit, your musette(s), tools and pump
  • 1130 and 1600 Finish rides between  
  • Lunch* on your own 
  • 1830 Meet at the designated restaurant for dinner where a nightly briefing will be held

 

* At own cost // Note : the above is all weather dependant

 

What Riders should BRING on each ride:

2x Tubes

2x Canisters

1x C02 head

4x Water Bottles (filled) - 2 on bike + 2 in support vehicle

Tyre levers

1x Garmin (or similar) with the course downloaded

Ride specific food

1x musette for your gear - placed in the support vehicle

Phone

Money &/or credit card

1x Rear Flashing Light

In your musette : 1x derailleur hanger

2x bottles

Extra clothing i.e. gilet / arm warmers etc

 

Bad Weather

There is one thing we cannot change and that is the weather. If there is severe weather, a decision will be made either the night before or the morning of the ride(s) to cancel or alter the route(s).

  

How hard is the riding going to be?

This is not a camp where we are planning on 'smashing' out each ride as fast as possible. Rides will be in bunches and we will offer short and long rides. The courses are FAR from 'flat', expect a lot of climbing on each ride.

This is a training camp not a race. We strongly recommend that riders take it easy on the first full day.

 

A high level of endurance is required to complete all these rides. Before the camp, riders are encouraged to have completed multiple rides of 100 km or more in length with a minimum of 1500m climbing. Also having completed two long rides on successive days. 

 

PLEASE NOTE : riding in a bunch does not count. Get your nose into the wind and consider a long ride to be 4.5 to 6.5 hours of moving time.

  

If riders wish to have a day off or head out on their own using their own GPS device, that is more than okay. 

  

What level of rider do I need to be?

RIDERS MUST BE FIT TO ATTEND THE CAMP. 

 

THIS IS NOT A CAMP FOR BEGINNERS. 

 

These rides are difficult in nature and in remote areas, we HIGHLY recommended that riders have an Intermediate to Advanced level of riding experience to complete the rides. There are long climbs and descents which are fast, steep and technical. 

 

We expect that riders can ride back to back +100km days and be able to ride for 100km without needing to stop. 

 

We also expect that riders can ride in a bunch situation.

  

Is there a minimum speed average?

We can split the rides into at least two groups, and there will be SHORT and LONG rides on offer on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday rides. 

 

Do I need a training program?

Each rider is different. A training program certainly helps, especially when talking to a coach who has a wealth of experience.

 

We like to encourage riders with the fact that the fitter they are, the more fun they will have. 

 

We have a range of coaches who we highly recommend. For further details on training programs, costs etc - CLICK HERE

  

Want to spend extra nights pre &/or post tour?

No problem, we can organise this. Just mention it on your booking form. 

  

Tools and other equipment

twowheeltours has a mechanic on tour plus we have a full tool kit which you are welcome to use if you prefer to work on your own bike. 

 

What is there to do at the end of the days rides?

Relax, shower and head out to lunch* or sit in a café* and talk to other riders, take a nap, rehydrate and/or grab a massage*. There is generally a reasonable amount of time to relax before dinner.

 

* At own cost 

  

What should I bring on each ride and what should I pack?

It is highly recommended that riders bring tubes, mini tool, levers etc which you would normally take on a long ride - recommended pack list.

 

During the rides you will need to be somewhat self sufficient, riders will be asked to carry a tube, levers and an air canister. There can be long sections where there will be NO phone reception.

 

It is also recommend that riders bring specific spokes and derailleur tip/hanger - you will be reminded of this during the booking phase. There will be cables, chains and tires available and bike shops are close to the accomodation.

 

Each rider must be prepared for mountain conditions & temperatures, and not just rainy weather. This area can have four seasons in a day, riders must pack:

 

Hardshell helmet

Long sleeve thermal jacket

Full finger winter gloves

Thermal overshoes

Leg warmers/leggings

 

The jacket should be ‘waterproof’ and ‘windproof’. The one which we have been using in the past is PEARL iZUMi Elite Barrier Jacket. We also pack a lighter spray jacket plus a gillet/vest to come away with. 

 

Other jacket choices are:

PEARL iZUMi Interval Amfib Cycling Jacket

Attaquer All Day Rain

Gore Stretch

Castelli Perfetto 

 

What is the average temperature in November? 

8C / 24C with an average of 7 days of rain. 

 

Clothing

It is recommended that riders bring 4 sets of cycling clothing. 

 

For dinners - there is no dress code. Even at our welcome dinner and farewell dinner there is no specific dress code, jeans, t-shirt and sneakers are more than suitable. There is only so much you can pack.

 

Is there gear that I HAVE to wear?

You can cycle in whatever gear you would like, we recommend that you bring cycle clothing that you have ridden in before.

 

Bike servicing and washing

All riders, pre tour, should have their bikes FULLY serviced including, bottom bracket wear/tear, rims checked, new tires, inner tubes, brakes and cables. 

 

We have mechanics on tour. All riders will be able to use our tools for any of your needs. There is NO charge for our mechanical work but if extra parts are needed riders will be charged as necessary.

  

Gearing

We will have riders on standard and compact crank set ups.  We will be riding a compact with an 11-32 tooth cassette.  

 

What wheels should I bring?

We would HIGHLY recommend that you leave tubular tires and deep dish wheels at home. 

 

Insurance

Riders should have their own insurance which covers all aspects such as medical, flights, bike damage etc. 

   

Meals 

Dinners will be hosted by twowheeltours each night and we will visit a variety of local restaurants, who are expecting hungry cyclists. We also cover the first round of drinks each night. 

 

Diet - Food on Trip

Travelling away from home is always an adventure. If you have eating requirements/needs please let us know when you book in the comments section and we will endeavour to meet your needs.

  

Sports Nutrition

We will have ride specific bars & gels (most likely Clif products) on tour.  Everyone has their favourite nutritional companies. Please do not hesitate to bring along what you are happy with and what you trust.

 

Feel free to contact our Sports Dietitian, Chloe McLeod, who we use to help guide our clients for smarter eating on such events - more information click here

  

Safety

Roads are NOT closed to traffic. Riders must obey all road rules and respect the traffic laws:

 

  • To cycle on the left hand side of the road, at ALL times
  • To respect all road signs and traffic lights
  • To respect other road users who are not involved in the tour
  • To wear your helmet at all times

     

I have booked spot on the tour, what next?

You main focus once you have booked with us is training. You will be required to completed some twowheeltours paper work.

  

Paper work

We require you to sign a waiver from twowheeltours.

 

Accommodation & Location

Please see the Accommodation tab for more details. We are staying within walking distance to the restaurants.

 

Non-riding partners

If your partner would like to join you, no problem. They can join us for meals and spend a day in the support vehicle if they would like. Please contact us for more details info@twowheeltours.com.au 

 

Payment

Upon booking a deposit is required, all details of payments will be outlined on your invoice.

 

How do I make the remaining payments?

Via direct deposit, all details of payments will be outlined on your invoice.  

 

Do you take Credit Card?

Payment can be made by Square Up - Amex, MasterCard or Visa* - there are transfer fees associated with Credit Card payments. Please contact us so that we can send you an invoice from Square Up.

 


 

FAQ : Sharing a vehicle to get to the start of the camp  

twowheeltours is more than happy to assist with this request. Please email us on info@twowheeltours.com.au so that we can help to organise your transfer up with another rider who may be driving.

 

Flights

You are to book your own flights.

 

How do I pack my bike? 

Drop into your favourite Local Bike Store (LBS) and ask them to assist you. You could ask them to do it first then build it up, then you have a go - all for a price. Or you can become a profession via youtube - LINK. We will be there to help you build your bike. 

 

Which bike box should I use?

How long is a piece of string, there are SO many out on the market it is amazing, each year there seems to be something new and improved. We have used the EVOC Bike Travel Bag for the last 4 years - they have now updated to the PRO. We have used the EVOC Travel Bag countless of times for our MTB and road tours. It has NEVER had any issues, NEVER had my bike damaged and we really like it. I also have two ‘bits’ to make life a bit easier - CHAIN COVER & ROAD BIKE ADAPTOR. It may take a little longer to use this bike but once you have done with travel the bag compacts down. When boxing the bike, we would highly recommend removing the derailleur from the derailleur-tip but that takes a few extra seconds - youtube clip - this is a clip is by 'Computer' a Sydney mechanic, excuse his hair and finger nails, he really is a good guy! Other options are : Polaris do some very good models - LINK or Scicon Bags - LINK or there is the Helium one which gets great reviews - LINK OR go to your LBS and get a cardboard box.

 

Where can I build my bike?

We will have a designated area at the start and finish of the tour which can be used to build your bike. We will be there to assist with the building of your bike. 

 

Help will be there if necessary

To assist you in building your bike there will be the required tools plus bike stand, track pumps, torque wrench, grease, chain lube, rags, plastic gloves and hand wipes.

 

Have you ever had trouble transporting your bike on airlines?

In many years of traveling with a bike, there have never been any issues with boxing and flying with our bikes. Note, some airlines do charge for excess baggage while others do not, it also depends on your status with your airline. We highly recommend that you weigh your bike before you get to the airport and it is also highly recommended that you check prices and the fine print for excess luggage (ie bike bags / sporting equipment) with whoever you are flying with. Please do this before you get to the airport.

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Full Itinerary : Haute Route Training Camp Bright

 

Thursday 25 November 2021

Make your way to Bright Victoria

  

2:00pm Check-in & meet the twowheeltours staff 

 

2:00pm Mechanic on duty 

 

2:45pm Depart on first welcome ride

 

SHORT : Stats: ~67km // ~1,341m ascent // ~2:40 hours @ ~25 kph

Bright > Echo Pt > Bright 

 

D1 Short Bright Echo

 

LONG : Stats: ~84km // ~1,727m ascent // ~3:30 hours @ ~25 kph

Bright > Buffalo > Echo Pt > Bright

 

D1 Long Bright Mt Buffalo  

7:00pm Dinner at local restaurant 

 


 

Friday 26 November 2021

From 7:00am breakfast available

 

7:30am Mechanic on duty 

 

7:45am Depart on Ride Two

 

SHORT : Stats: ~90km // ~1,849m ascent // ~3:40 hours @ ~25 kph

Bright > Tawonga > Bogong > Tawonga > Bright

 

D2 Short Bright Bogong

 

LONG : Stats: ~120km // ~2,777m ascent // ~4:50 hours @ ~25 kph

Bright > Tawonga > Falls Creek > Tawonga > Bright

 

D3 Long Bright Dinner Plain

 

6:30pm Dinner at local restaurant 

 


 

Saturday 27 November 2021

From 7:00am breakfast available

 

7:30am Mechanic on duty 

 

7:45am Depart on Ride Three

 

SHORT : Stats: ~106km // ~1,955m ascent // ~4:15 hours @ ~25kph

Bright > Mt Hotham > Bright

 

D3 Short Bright Mt Hotham

 

LONG : Stats: ~131km // ~2,465m ascent // ~5:15 hours @ ~25kph

Bright > Mt Hotham > Dinner Plain > Bright

 

D3 Long Bright Dinner Plain

  

6:30pm Dinner at local restaurant 

 


 

Sunday 28 November 2021

From 7:00am breakfast available

 

7:30am Mechanic on duty 

 

7:45am Depart on Ride Three

 

SHORT : Stats: ~38km // ~630m ascent // ~1:30 hours @ ~25 kph

Bright > Tawonga > Bright

 

D4 Short Bright Tawonga

 

LONG : Stats: ~110km // ~1,291m ascent // ~4:25 hours @ ~25 kph 

Bright > Tawonga > Ovens > Bright

 

D4 Long Bright Ovens

 

12:00pm Tour Concludes 

 


 

Strava Links with the GPX files will be emailed to all riders two weeks before the weekend

Accommodation : Haute Route Training Camp Bright


Bright Motor Inn Welcome

 

We are offering great accomodation at Bright Motor Inn.

 

We can organise twin share or queen rooms in the Motel or a more upmarket townhouse which is on the same property.

 

Bright Motor Inn Pool

 

The location is quiet and close to the heart of Bright, within easy walking distance to restaurants, street cafes, the Bright Brewery and other speciality stores in town.

 

The Motel rooms are all on ground level making it easy access. There is lots of space to spread out post ride and enjoy their outdoor heated saltwater pool & spa. There is a guest laundry available, they also offera secure bike lock area.

 

Bright Motor Inn Motel Room

 

The rooms have air-conditioning, flat screen TV, fridge and microwave plus free WI-FI. 

  

Below is a picture of the townhouses.

 

Bright Motor Inn Apartments

 

4 Day Package and Price : Haute Route Training Camp Bright

 

Price

ALUMNI Four Days

$1,375 twin share 

$1,495 single supplement : Queen Room

 

NON Alumni Four Days

$1,510 twin share

$1,645 single supplement : Queen Room

 

Luxury Townhouse

ALUMNI Four Days

$2,095 

 

NON Alumni Four Days

$2,295 

 

Non Rider $450

 

See FAQ Tab for Inclusions and more details

 

Final payment is due 24 September

 

How do I prove that I am an Alumni & received 10% off?

When you book we will be in touch via email. To prove that you have ridden a Haute Route before, you may need to send through a photo or similar to show your participation in any Haute Route.

 

Further Questions Contact

Will Levy

info@twowheeltours.com.au

+61 430 121 776

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