On the Day
Rider kits will be mailed to all entrants from Monday 24 September 2012.
Your Rider kit will contain:
- Your ride guide – all you need to know to participate in the Hanover Connect East Ride for Home: maps; arrival details; and all instructions for the day.
- Your rider bib – this is your ticket to the event. You must wear this bib across your chest on the day to gain access to the course. Your rider bib also has your allocated start time on the back. (Accompanied children riding for free in the 15km Choose Tap Fun Ride MUST register with an adult and MUST wear their rider bib.)
Event Start Times
75km Team Challenge Time Trial 6:30am – 7:00am
75km Individual Challenge (timed) 7:00am – 7:30am
75km Personal Challenge (untimed) 7:30am – 8:00am
35km Recreational Ride 9:15am – 10:00am
15km Choose Tap Fun Ride 10:15am – 11:00am
Your rider kit will specify your allocated start time.
All Challenge riders must complete the course by no later than 11:15am.
All Recreational and Fun riders must complete the course by no later than 12:30pm.
In the interest of safety, there will be turn around points along the course for those who cannot make the cut-off times.
Start and finish area (including assembly details)
The start/finish area for all rides is located on the Ringwood Bypass (Melway ref 49 G7), with main entry from Ringwood Street. Riders can only access the course from this location – all other access to the EastLink motorway will be closed.
At the start/finish area you will find:
- Food and beverage outlets
- Cloakroom facilities
- First-aid facilities
- Water stations
In addition, Eastland Shopping Centre is located nearby and has a large array of food and beverage outlets.
Full access details to and from the event will be found in the event Rider Guide, which will be mailed to all entrants from Monday 24 September 2012.
Transport to the event and parking
Entrants are encouraged to ride or catch public transport to the event where possible (the closest railway station is Ringwood on the Belgrave/Lilydale line), or alternately park their car an appropriate distance from the event and ride to the start/finish site.
If taking public transport we strongly recommend that you check timetables in advance (e.g. at www.metrotrains.com.au), as Sunday trains don’t start early in the morning!
To find out about other public transport options, check out Public transport Victoria's website.
Further details regarding parking and access to the event start/finish site will be included in the event Rider Guide.
Spectators are welcome at the start/finish site of the event near the Ringwood Bypass. In the interests of safety please note that only registered entrants in the event will be allowed access to the course itself. Spectators must also follow any directions given by event marshals or other officials.
The EastLink motorway between Springvale Road and the Frankston Freeway will be closed in both directions between 5am and 1pm for the event. Other road closures at interchange points will also be in place. Please visit RideForHome.com.au or EastLink.com.au closer to the event for further details. Details will also be forwarded to individual participants in their Rider Kits.
Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place getters, in both the Team and Individual Challenge events. Fundraising prizes will also be awarded. Details will be available shortly.
Full results will be available on this website immediately after the event.