Around Brunner Cycle Ride 

Saturday 1st May 2021

Race Brief - 2019


Welcome to Around Brunner:
This race is a great ride.  It starts and finishes outside Moana Hotel Lake Brunner, like all good events should on the West Coast starts and finishes at a Hotel. 

Safety is paramount to us; we request you read this information before you start the event.  We don’t want anyone starting the ride without having read this brief.  If you haven’t, you’re not only risking yourself, but other riders. There are two events this year.

Line up in the appropriate area based on your own estimated finish time.  All competitors for Around Brunner will start together, fastest riders at the front, slowest riders at the back.

Race brief will be at 8.45am for Around Brunner entrants.  All riders must be present; if you’re not present you will not start. First team riders are to be present for this Race Brief; second leg riders will receive their Race Brief at Kumara at 9.30am.

Race starts 9.00am.

Team riders will start with individuals and you should start in your estimated finish time.  

At race registration you will receive a transponder on your Race Number.  DO NOT remove the transponder from your number.   If you think you can use your normal transponder from other cycling races, you are wrong; our system will not pick them up.

No transponder on NO TIME!!!!  

Race Numbers:
Race numbers are to be placed on your seat post and each side of your helmet and one at the front of your helmet. NO NUMBER on helmet NO START!  This is required to confirm placing’s via video finish and transponder timing.  It is not for media.

Team Riders; will receive 2 numbers the odd number is what the second leg rider crossing the finish line should be wearing as the transponder is on this.

All second leg riders and support crew members to depart from Moana before 8.45 because of Traffic Management as we don't want vehicles trying to pass the riders on there way to Kumara.   Absolutely no exceptions, your race brief is at 9.30am at Inchbonnie. 

One Lane Bridge Crossings:

We have Stop/Go controls on these but treat them with normal road rules and give way where appropriate.

Railway Crossings:
On railway crossings watch and listen for warning Bells on each crossing.  With the change of start/finish the likelihood of meeting a train at Inchbonnie has increased,  please be aware at this crossing.  There are now only 2 railway crossings in the race. 

Yes; if you hear bells ringing stop to let a train cross, trains are running throughout the day so please take care.

When you reach the Royal Hotel Kumara, rack your bike and then tag your team member. Obey the marshals. You are to rack your bike before tagging your team member, then your team member is to continue on the ride.

Please Note:
When you come into Greymouth you will take a sharp turn on to Willis Street off State Highway 6 just before you reach McDonalds.  "We recommend you check this out before the race". Then on to Alexander Street, it's name changes to Shakespare Street, then you'll take a left back on to State Highway 6 and continue on this through to Kumara Junction where you'll turn left on to State Highway 73 to Jacksons.

This route through Greymouth eliminates the 2 roundabouts, with the second one very tight for cyclists.

The Enduro ride will start at 5:00am from outside the Moana Hotel at Lake Brunner, you are to be at there by 4:45am for a briefing.  All Enduro riders to have front and rear lights on their bikes and to be self-supporting for the event.  This is spare tubes and being able to change tyres by yourself. 

Enduro riders are to have a mobile phone with them throughout the ride to be able to call for help if required.  We appreciate that for some of the ride cell phone contact is unavailable but with starting at 5:00am this gives you the opportunity to have the first lap finished before the 130km Around Brunner starts at 9:00am and for the riders to be amongst this field of riders for support.

An Official Car will travel with the Enduro riders through to Stillwater on the first lap.

Transponders will be stuck on to your race number that goes on your seat post. DO NOT remove this from your number

Prize Giving:
Prize giving will be at The Moana Hotel Lake Brunner at 3:15pm.  The Cut Off for the Race is 3:00pm being 6 hours for the 130km and 10 Hours for the Enduro.  

DO NOT cross the center line, anyone crossing the center line WILL be DISQUALIFIED.

Treat all roads and bridges as open. 

Please support our major sponsors Monteiths, Hotel Lake Brunner, The Ashley Hotel Greymouth, Finesse Finance, Traffic R US.

Safe cycling and see you all on the start line.

John Moore
Race Director
CJM’S Events Limited