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- Gran Turismo Series - 1-8 March 2015
Ride a Super Randonneur series in eight days and qualify for Paris-Brest-Paris Randonneur 2015!
Final budgeting is currently underway. We're re-greasing our abacus, which has been busy budgeting to run this series at break-even cost. We anticipate that we will be accepting entries online from Sunday, 16 November. Entries now open at https://www.kiwirandonneurs.org.nz/events/gt
|Distance||Time-Limit||Date||Ride Name||Starts From||Finishes At|
|200km||13.5 Hours||Sunday, 1 March 2015||Hanmer Hottub 200||Christchurch||Hanmer|
|300km||20 Hours||Monday, 2 March 2015||Mountain Spring 300||Hanmer||Nelson (Richmond)|
|400km||27 Hours||Wednesday, 4 March 2015||Marlborough-Tasman Magic 400||Nelson (Richmond)||Nelson (Richmond)|
|600km||40 Hours||Saturday, 7 March 2015||Nelson to Christchurch 600||Nelson (Richmond)||Christchurch|
Support we will provide
Randonneuring encourages self-suffiency. For this series we will arrange limited support to ensure that riders are not stuck in the middle of nowhere (or is that middle earth?) should you encounter a major mechanical or injury. We will also ensure that you will not be left with an empty stomach because you arrived after closing time.
- Accomodation for 7 nights
- Transport of overnight bags for riders (please pack compactly)
- Collect abandoned riders in case of breakdown
- Brevet cards, cue-sheets and GPS files
- Food will only be provided at selected checkpoints, where services such as cafes, stores or pubs are not expected to be available at the time we anticipate riders to arrive, or are required to leave to stay within time-limits.
In 2007, a Super Series organised by Duncan McDonald was hosted over a eight days in the South Island of New Zealand. Since then our cousins at Audax Australia have referred to a "Gran Turismo Series" or "GT" as a Super Series held over nine days. Some of our sister clubs around the world organise similar series by other names such as "Brevet Week" or "Hell Week".
For 2015 Kiwi Randonneurs is retaining the eight-day format from 2007, and adopting the "Gran Turismo" name from our Australian cousins - which is Italian for "Great Touring" and will return to the South Island, albeit on different routes than the 2007 edition.
A Randonneuring Super Series is a series of four rides with nominal distances of 200, 300, 400 and 600km - that is 1500 kilometres in total.