Railway Lines

These were identified as a potential event hazard as some riders have fallen on tracks in other events. Over the years the railway tracks have been improved to the stage that we don't need to have boards or speed humps across the railway lines and at Taramakau Bridge. 

The development work that has been carried out on the Taramakau Bridge is exceptional and shouldn't cause a problem for any riders although road works with the development of the new bridge will require cyclist o be very cautious when entering and leaving the bridge. .

There are three sets of railway lines around the course now: 

  • Taramakau road/rail bridge (15 km from start).
  • Inchbonnie – 4 km past Inchbonnie teams changeover.
  • Kotoku – 4.5 km past Moana.

              

Safety - Taramakau Road/rail Bridge
 

There are three lanes to use:
 

  • In the middle between the railway lines which is the smoothest and we recommend using this lane
  • Outside the railway lines which is the rougher surface but still good enough to ride

You need to decide before you get to the Taramakau Bridge which lane you have chosen. Please, no passing on the Taramakau Bridge.