Kunanyi Challenge returns in 2021 as part of Bike Week.

When: Sunday 28th February 2021

Where: Longley International Hotel

What: Individual Time Trial

Race Details:

The race will commence at Longley Hotel along Huon rd, before proceeding onto a closed road from Pillinger Drive either to the pinnacle of Kunanyi/Mt Wellington or The Springs.

Registration

Event entry will be available, through the “Book Now’ link which will appear on this page.

Entry is online only and will close at 6:00pm Wednesday 24th February.

If you are not a member of an affiliated club that’s fine just please write ‘no club’ or ‘day permit’ in the club field in entry boss.

No entries will be accepted on the day.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Mt Wellington/Kunanyi Challenge? The Challenge is set in our own Hobart backyard with a race starting at Longley Pub, heading up the mountain. There are two challenges to choose from; you can ride to the summit (21.6kms) or to the Spring (14.1km),

What is the distance? 21.6km to the summit, 14.1km to the springs

Who can race? Anyone can race! From juniors to seniors and masters. U13 will only be allowed to ride up to the Springs. U15 to ride to the top.

What type of bike do I ride on? Road bikes and eBikes are acceptable. All must have working front and rear brakes

What sort of race format is this? Racing will be in a time trial format, with riders starting in smaller bunches. You are not expected to race with fellow members of this bunch, you can ride slower or faster than others and it’s expected most riders will be riding individually.

Can I ‘draft’ off another rider? Yes, if you are able to sit with another rider, this is fine

What if I get a puncture? Punctures are unfortunate, and there are not support cars behind each bunch. You can ride with spare equipment incase of this, but there will also be a ‘sag’ wagon covering the last rider of the race which you can wait for. Preferably, voice your issue to a fellow rider who can also let a race Marshall know when they get a chance.

Is it closed road? The road will be closed from Pillinger drive to the summit, the rest will be an open public road

What time does it start? The first racer will be from 7am, so you will be required to be at the site before this time for briefing and any other requirements you may need to organise before the race

How will I know where to turn? There will be a marshall at the left-hand turn onto Mt Wellington, otherwise there are no other turns required

How do I get back down? You can ride back down, with caution, alternatively you can leave a car at the top to drive back down, but you cannot drive down until the sag wagon and final rider have come through

How long is it expected to take? This will vary depending on the rider. Very fast riders may complete this in close to under 1hr, with others coming in anywhere from 1:30-2hrs.

Are there a limited number of entries? The number of racers to this event will be capped at 200 entries

Can I enter on the day? No, entries are strictly online only via entry boss.

Do I need a membership? Yes, you will require an AusCycling Membership or you will require a 4-week free trial membership offered by AusCycling: https://www.auscycling.org.au/membership/other/free-trial

Are there prizes? Yes, there will be prizes on offer!

Spnosors

Naming rights:

Event Photographer:

Supporters:

Food and Coffee

Longley Hotel will be selling breakfast on the day competitors are asked to indicate if they are interested through the registration process.

Lost Freight Cafe, at The Springs,  will be open from 8:30 am.

Book Now

Cost

Event entry – $35

U11, U13 $15 – U11 must be accompanied by an adult

Riders must either have a current Aus Cycling License or be eligible for a trial membership. You must present your license at sign on.

https://www.auscycling.org.au/membership

Or https://www.auscycling.org.au/membership/other/free-trial

Time:

Sign on between 6:15 – 6:45 am

Rider Briefing at 6:45 pm

Race start time from 7 am

Riders will commence in groups these will be allocated by race organisers.  There will be questions in the entryboss system to help allocation.

Riders must pre-register please follow the link on this page once available.

Licensing

Riders must either have a current Aus Cycling License or be eligible for a trial membership. You must present your license at sign on.

https://www.auscycling.org.au/membership

Or https://www.auscycling.org.au/membership/other/free-trial

Getting There

Race starts at the Longley Internation Hotel Longley.

Results

Results will be available here as soon as possible after the race.

2020 Pinnacle results – https://www.webscorer.com/race?raceid=212159

2020 Springs results – https://www.webscorer.com/race?raceid=212152