The annual Cycling NSW Team Time Trials (TTT) is returning to the Shoalhaven in 2016 for a two day cycling festival that will include the annual ‘Ride for Robbie’ Graded Scratch Challenge; a tribute to local champion rider, Robbie Williams, who tragically passed away in 2012.
Day One is all about the teams, with close to 500 riders anticipated to converge on the Nowra Airport as part of the event. This consist of teams of four cyclists, starting at regular intervals, racing in either a 40km (one lap) or 80km (two lap) race.
Since relocating the event from Sydney to Nowra in 2012 under the expertise of multi-sport event specialists Elite Energy, Cycling NSW has seen record participation numbers and growing crowds with 2016 is on track to the biggest yet.
Elite Energy’s CEO, Mark Emerton, is excited to include the ride in his growing portfolio of events and believe it is a big coupe for the Shoalhaven.
He shared . . . “It’s an exciting event and one that we are really passionate about growing and it’s just great to see the sport of cycling as a whole really on the rise. The Shoalhaven is a spectacular spot to race, and we are proud to again work with Cycling NSW to bring this great weekend of racing back to the region.”
Shoalhaven’s Mayor, Joanna Gash, also shared in Emerton’s sentiment believing that the event is a key inclusion in the regions event calendar. She noted . . . “The success of this event is testament to our beautiful surroundings, excellent facilities and ability to host large sporting events. We look forward to welcoming all these riders into the region and seeing the direct benefit that it brings to local businesses and promoting the Shoalhaven on national and international stage”.
This event is proudly supported by Shoalhaven City Council’s Sports Tourism Partners:
Day Two will see hundreds of road riders take part in the ‘Ride for Robbie’ a graded scratch from Nowra to Sassafras in honour of Nowra’s own champion rider Robbie Williams who tragically passed away on a ride in Canberra in 2012 after suffering a fatal cardiac arrhythmia.
“The ‘Ride for Robbie’ is a great chance to celebrate the life of Robbie and all he achieved in his 27 years of life. I knew Robbie personally and it was definitely a huge blow for the community as a whole and this is just a small gesture to honour a larger than life personality,” said Emerton.
Registrations for both events are now open. Riders taking part in the Cycling NSW TTT must register for a Cycling Australia day license, while riders wishing to take part in ‘Ride for Robbie’ must be registered with Cycling Australia and/or hold an annual Triathlon Australia registration
Relevant details can be found on the Event pages.
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Do not park on Wugan Street, as this stretch is being used for the Finishing Line
If you use any of the Business car parks along Wugan Street, exit will be blocked for the duration of the Event, no exceptions.
Both events will start and finish at Wugan Street, Yerriyong (Albatross Aviation Park) and cyclists will ride on Braidwood Road (MR92).
For Saturday’s race the course will be set between Gannet Road, Nowra Hill and a turnaround point approximately 4km southwest of Turpentine Road.
For Sunday’s races the south-western turnaround point will be set just past Sassafras.
With Saturdays race being a teams (of 4) time trial and Sunday’s race being graded scratch event cyclists will be only be in small groups and therefore no road closures are required.
However, there will be a 60km/h speed restrictions in place and drivers are requested to be patient and cautious when overtaking cyclist.
Cyclist will be warming up, racing and cooling down from approximately 9:00am through to 3:30pm along Braidwood Road on both days.