15 December 2014

Update

Hi Breveteers!

We have 105 total entries, 74 Brevet Individuals, 11 Brevet Teams, 13 Brevette Individuals and 6 Brevette Teams.
At this stage we have allocated 71 Spot Trackers.

YOU have donated a whopping $5940 on our official Givealittle page and I know of a few donations which were made that somehow ended up with the Canterbury West Coast Air Rescue Trust, but not on our page, THANK YOU all!

Thanks to some eagle eyes (thanks Ross and Brian) I have corrected a couple of mistakes on the full Brevet map which is here, there are a couple of further adjustments that need to be made to the track in the next week. Please note that through a couple of sections the .gpx might not be exact BUT at those points you will be on a well formed and obvious track so navigation should not be a problem.
We will have comprehensive cue sheets which we will email out around the middle of January.
It is your responsibility to make yourselves familiar with the course by using the link above for the Brevet and the Brevette link here.
Start looking at the distances between services, find out what time those services are open etc.
We will provide a lot of information but certainly not all.
Some of you may want to start thinking about how far you will get each day and make separate maps for those days. You can create elevation profiles from these, mark where towns etc are.

This preparation is just as important to completing the event as fitness is. It is also the fun part of the prep, enjoy it.

OK, that's all for tonight.

Cheers, Scott and Jo


Updated Entry List


Brevet Individuals
Alistair Davidson
Andy Beale
Arran Pearson
Ben Wotherspoon
Bethany Dunne
Brenda Clapp
Brendan Pheasant
Brian Alder
Bruno Geldermans
Chris Bennett
Chris (Pure Sports NZ)
Colin Dodge
Craig Phillips
Davidson Kingan
Dan du Bern
Darren Gosse
Darren Tatom
Dave Cooper
Dave Sharpe
David Connor
Dean Ford
Dean Marshall
Dirk Naish
Gareth Rapley
Gary MacPherson
Gary Mckenzie
Geoff Gabites
Glenn Wright
Greg Galway
Greg Thurlow
Grenville Hirst
Hamish Dalglish
Hamish Southcott
Jackson Foster
Jason Flood
Jasper van der Lingen
Jeremy Bray
Jesse Patel
John de Garnham
John Etherington
Jonathan Kennett
Karl Yager
Keith Payne
Kirk Hamiltom
Luke Thompson
Margaret Leyland
Mark Wattie
Matt Roberts
Matt Quirk
Michael Dann
Michael Emerson
Mitch Potter
Nathan Mawkes
Oli de Bern
Paul Chaplow
Paul Horton
Paul Nicholls
Peter Maindonald
Peter Schaap
Phil Brownie
Rob Davidson
Rob Hoult
Ross Friedrich
Scotti Andrews
Scott Symes
Sebastien Dunne
Shelley Friedrich
Steve Bilton
Steve Halligan
Steve Makin
Steven Mac Leod
Stuart Maxwell
Thomas Crowley
Thomas Ekholm
Brevet Teams
Craig Madsen & Mark Humphries
Geof & Denise Thorne
Kim Daubney, Allister Adams
Derek Poshtar & Evan Bywater
Barryn Westfield, Jackie O'hagan & Trever Woodword
Sam Davidson & Jon Keyzer
Meg & Kim Carrigan
Coastal Crew'
Kirsty Moran & Robyn Blyth
Bike Fit Marlborough' (Craig Murphy & Ant Clark)
Ben Taylor & Chris Todd

Brevette Individuals
Andy Gilbert
Craig Moss
Dean Cameron
Elisha Nuttall
Emily Powell
Gordon Sloane
Iain Dephoff
John Carman
Lou Perkins
Mike O'Connor
Nicki Squire
Peter Goodman
Phil Jones
Brevette Teams
James Burgess & Alex Dyer
Scrambled Legs
Richard Hiles-smith & Nigel Walls
Alex & Dianne Grigg
Marcus Peters & Kieran Tibble
Alastair McDowell, Ben Gibson, Isla Smith

10 December 2014

2015 Route and Map links

We have just emailed this out to all registered entrants:

Good evening,

As most of you will be aware the Kiwi Brevet has been run three times previously. The first year in an anti-clockwise direction, the second time in a clockwise direction, the third iteration was back to anti-clockwise but it used the Rainbow Road in place of the Molesworth Road. 
Following on in this tradition, the 2015 edition will go in a clockwise direction and will also use the Rainbow Road with a couple of wee changes from the 2014 route.

The dreaded North Bank Rd is back! I have it on good authority that it has had a years use by logging trucks and is in much much better condition than earlier this year. We aim to stay on the lower road the whole way because we can guarantee the forestry managers that everyone will be through on day one (Saturday 31st January).
The Brevet will take in the St James Cycleway which starts just after the glorious Island Saddle descent, past Lake Tennyson, and will therefore miss out (nearly) all of the body jarring corrugations on the Lake Tennyson Road :-)
The Brevette will hang a left at Sedgemere Lakes, just before the ascent of Island Saddle, and take in the beautiful Alma Valley (Severn to Sedgemere 4WD Road) which brings you out near Red Gate on the Acheron Road (Molesworth Station Rd), which you will then follow out to Acheron Accommodation and onto Hanmer.
The other change is near the other end of the courses. The fantastic ascent of the Porika Track is still there but you won't be turn right when you hit St Arnaurd-Kawatiri Road, instead you will turn left and head down the valley to Kawatiri, then right again onto Kohatu-Kawatiri Road. You head up the valley turning off the main road onto Tadmor-Glenhope Rd for some more gravel and tarsal before popping out at Tapawera.
The course then follows the main road North for 6 or 7kms before turning onto another nice gravel road which pops you out on part of the Great Taste Trail. From there the next stop is Wakefield and then the same course as previous Brevets to finish. 

The Brevet will be 1151kms and the Brevette 739kms.

I will come back with some points about the route changes but will leave you to digest it all for now.

Please find the two links below to the Brevet and Brevette course maps.

Enjoy the planning, Scott and Jo

08 December 2014

Update

Good morning everyone,

I have updated the Entry List in the previous post.

Currently we have 94 places (teams and individuals, Brevet and Brevette) taken up and 115 individual people taking part.

We have had about 80 donations, so still waiting for a few to put money where their mouth is ;-)

We will have the course map up this week.

Keep up your training and adventuring,

Cheers, Scott and Jo

02 December 2014

Updated - Entrant list so far



This is the list so far, as at 8am on Monday the 8th December
If you think your name should be here or if something is wrong please email us at kiwibrevet@gmail.com


Brevet Individuals
Alistair Davidson
Andy Beale
Arran Pearson
Bethany Dunne
Brenda Clapp
Brendan Pheasant
Brian Alder
Bruno Geldermans
Chris Bennett
Chris (Pure Sports NZ)
Colin Dodge
Craig Phillips
David Kingin 
Dan du Bern
Darren Gosse
Darren Tatom
Dave Cooper
Dave Sharpe
David Connor
Dean Cameron
Dean Ford
Dean Marshall
Derek Poshtar
Dirk Naish
Gareth Rapley
Gary MacPherson
Greg Galway
Greg Thurlow
Hamish Dalglish
Hamish Southcott
Jackson Foster
Jason Flood
Jasper van der Lingen
Jeremy Bray
Jesse Patel
John de Garnham
John Etherington
Jonathan Kennett
Karl Yager
Keith Payne
Kirk Hamiltom
Luke Thompson
Mark Wattie
Matt Roberts
Matt Quirk
Michael Dann
Mitch Potter
Nathan Mawkes
Oli de Bern
Paul Chaplow
Paul Horton
Paul Nicholls
Peter Maindonald
Phil Brownie
Rob Davidson
Rob Hoult
Ross Friedrich
Scott Symes
Sebastien Dunne
Shelley Friedrich
Steve Halligan
Steve Makin
Steven Mac Leod
Stuart Maxwell
Thomas Crowley
Thomas Ekholm

Brevet Teams
Craig Madsen & Mark Humphries
Geof & Denise Thorne
Kim Daubney, Allister Adams
Derek Poshtar & Evan Bywater
Barryn Westfield, Jackie O'hagan & Trever Woodword
Sam Davidson & Jon Keyzer
Meg & Kim Carrigan
Coastal Crew'
Kirsty Moran & Robyn Blyth
Bike Fit Marlborough' (Craig Murphy & Ant Clark)
Ben Taylor & Chris Todd
Brevette Individuals
Andy Gilbert
Craig Moss
Elisha Nuttall
Emily Powell
Gordon Sloane
John Carman
Lou Perkins
Mike O'Connor
Nicki Squire
Peter Goodman
Phil Jones

Brevette Teams
James Burgess & Alex Dyer
Scrambled Legs
Richard Hiles-smith & Nigel Walls
Alex & Dianne Grigg
Marcus Peters & Kieran Tibble
Alastair McDowell, Ben Gibson, Isla Smith

30 November 2014

Entry Process

Hi Breveteers,
As we mentioned on Thursday, we are initially capping the entries at 120 for both the Brevet and Brevette . This will be reviewed once we have an indication of how popular the event actually is!
We ARE restricted by the number of Spot Tracker devices we have available for hire, at this stage we have 100. Every rider (or team) doing the Brevet MUST carry a Spot Tracker, this is a requirement by the land owners of McDonalds Downs. Spot Trackers are not required for the Brevette, but tracking will be available if you have your own Spot Tracker.
Priority of the allocation of Spot Trackers will go to Brevet riders, however if we have any left we will hire them out to Brevette riders.
We are more than happy for "teams" to enter either the Brevet or Brevette, a team will be regarded as one "place" on the start line. Note that if a team is entering the Brevet you must have at least one Spot Tracker. At this stage, due to the limited number of Spot Trackers, we will only hire one tracker per team. You must stay within shouting distance of each other at all times throughout the event.

Please note that the organisation of the Kiwi Brevet is done in our own time, we both work full-time and also like to ride our bikes occasionally, this is not a commercial venture in any way, therefore all costs need to be passed on.
We (as do the owners of McDonalds Downs, as another requirement of passing through their land) ask that you make a minimum $50 donation per person (please note teams) to our chosen charity as below.
The cost of hiring the Spot Trackers will be passed on to all hirers, expect a cost of around $125 for the hireage of the trackers and tracking service. If you have your own Spot Tracker, the tracking service will be provided free of charge this year.

ENTRY PROCESS
Please email kiwibrevet@gmail.com with your NAME (or names of ALL members of a team, nominate a Captain to coordinate for the team), EVENT (Brevet or Brevette), plus if you require to HIRE a Spot Tracker (remember you MUST have a Spot Tracker to enter the Brevet).
We will reply with a link to our Givealittle page. We ask for a minimum $50 donation to the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service, our chosen charity.
Do not tick the "Make this donation anonymously" box, this is how we will know who has donated!!
Please don't expect an immediate reply to your email, however we will do our best to check the email account as often as possible tomorrow and Monday then throughout the next week.
We will also let you know how the Spot Tracker hirage process (if required) will work. This will take a few additional days once we have a feel for the demand etc.
Once your entry is confirmed by your donation on the Givealittle account we will be back in touch via email to discuss the finer details.

We hope to have the course maps available within the next two weeks and intend to have the cues sheets complete in early January.

We will also put up some event guidelines in the next few days but remember this is a Gentleman's (or Gentlewoman's) race, with few rules. Please only enter the event if you are prepared to take part in the spirit of the event. This is a fully self supported event, please no organising food caches, only commercially available accommodation to be used, no visits from loved ones to give you food etc.

Looking forward to hearing from you all, Jo and Scott


26 November 2014

ENTRIES OPEN SUNDAY 30TH NOVEMBER - MIDDAY

Hello Brevet Riders,

Entries for the 2015 Kiwi Brevet & Brevette will be open SUNDAY 30TH NOVEMBER

Details of how to enter will be posted here & on the Facebook page at Midday

Numbers will be limited to 120 places combined for both Brevet & Brevette events.

See you all Sunday
Jo & Scott