TDG – 28th October 2017

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TOUR DE GRACETOWN 12TH ANNIVERSARY
SATURDAY 28TH October 2017

Registration now open!! Click here to register

There is no other South West touring event like the Tour de Gracetown and now in its 12th year – it grows from strength to strength.

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We recently celebrated our 11th Anniversary with the return to our roots – at the Gracetown Hall in Gracetown where it all began some 12 years previously.

We can also be proud of the fact that we are probably one of the original Western Australian based ride events that donate our proceeding to local charities.  To make it uniquely Australian – the entire event management team as well as associated companies working towards the success of TDG are also Australian and we ensure that our event contributes to the local infrastructure and the economy.1V9A4922_WM_Resized_WEB

We are definitely not a road race but instead a social community ride for charity – and we have since 2015 created realistic average speed groups so that riders who are signing up can self-seed themselves and also invite their friends to sign up appropriately.

We recently conducted a survey among our participants over the years and we have tailor made the October 2017 event to suit your needs.

For example:

1.       The Caves Road sector will remain neutral per Road Traffic permits and for safety reasons with our signature Safety Vehicles travelling at the agreed speed of 25 km/h.

2.      For safety reasons, there will still be the required Rosa Brook stopover for the rest before commencement and also for traffic management reasons along Bussell Hwy and Caves Road for the return journey.

3.       The event will complete at Gracetown itself with no additional adjournments to any wineries.

The commencement times and average speed categories are appended in the sign up section.  We are also encouraging as many groups to attend and ride in YOUR colors whilst at the same time also supporting the charity by pre-purchasing our Event Jersey that you can then use in the course of the year to continually remind the cycling community about the Tour de Gracetown.

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We are equally fortunate to have great synergy partners in this year’s event namely Glen Parker Cycles, the Bike ValetETIXX Hydration and the Perth Integrated Health Cycling GroupCafé 2 U Kenwick Maddington, Reids MeatsThe Good Grocer and Perth Integrated Health sports medicine,  They have together combined their expertise and experience to ensure that this TDG will be one to celebrate with the somber focus that our ride event is for a cause and that of women suffering from cancer.

We will be hosting Training Rides for TDG 2017  where we will train riders to accomplish the TDG 55 km which is for developing and progressive riders and TDG 110 km which is for established and endurance riders commencing from Sept 2016 onward.  We will cater training for both but you will need to indicate your interest in the registration column.

Those with GPS enabled computers can also look forward to the provision of turn by turn GPX and TCX files and we are making arrangements to ensure that the Bike Valet will be available for those wishing to do the 55 km distance and still have transportation back to where we will be hosting our celebrations!

Dear Participants and Event Crew,

I am pleased to provide to you the 2017 Tour de Gracetown Event Information Guides which are compulsory reading for all Participants, Event Crew and Volunteers.

This is a comprehensive document which I urge you to read in detail per our requirements of risk management and safety.

Also attached are the required GPS Maps and Maps for this event

It is the onus of all participants and event crew to comply and adhere to the guidelines and requirements of our Event permit as stipulated in this document.

Please note that for 2017 there are Safety Timing Chips to be COLLECTED PRIOR to the event and there are no provisions for postage.

The procedure for collection is as follows:

Safety Timing Chip Collection
You HAVE already nominated to collect your timing chip on one of the following days and note that collection CANNOT take place outside of these times as the location is a busy Sports Medicine practise.

PIHC

ADDRESS: LEVEL 1, 48 KISHORN ROAD
APPLECROSS, TEL: 08-93648626

 Those who have also purchased merchandise for TDG are required to collect their merchandise at the same location.

The following are the designated collection dates:

  • Friday 20th Oct 2017 Time:  1 pm to 630 pm
  • Monday 23rd Oct 2017 Time: 2 pm to 700 pm
  • Wednesday 25th Oct 2017 Time: 730 am to 630 pm

There will be no provision for Timing Chip collection outside of these times and NOT at the start point on Saturday as it will be too time consuming for the volunteers and participants.  You can nominate others to collect on their behalf BUT you MUST provide them with proof of  your registration for them to do so on your behalf.

TDG 2017 comes also with a lot of value added benefits to thank you for your support.

  1. The first is our merchandise store sale which has already been sent to those who had registered earlier.  With discounts ranging from 20% to 40% off RRP – this was definitely a value add to your registration which many have taken advantage of.

The last day for the merchandise sale is on the 7th Oct 2017 and if you missed out on the earlier purchase link – it is here:

https://www.registernow.com.au/secure/Register.aspx?E=19262

  1. Heart Rate Assessments

We are providing for participants the opportunity to have their Heart Rate properly assessed by the Sports Medicine team at Perth Integrated Health.  From now to the 25th Oct 2017, registered participants who call up the clinic on 92405266 or 93648626 can book in and pay for this assessment at a discounted rate of $150 as opposed to the normal rate of $200.  You will need to also bring your REGISTRATION PAPERS on the day of the assessment to ensure that the fee stipulated remains at $150.  All assessments must be done by the 25th Oct 2017 for this special and you can nominate either Balcatta (on the Watt Bike) or Applecross (on the Treadmill) for this assessment.

  1. Polar OH 1 Heart Rate Monitors

Perth Integrated Health’s Sports Medicine team will sponsor TWO OH1 Polar HR monitors valued at $119 each as Lucky Draw prizes for this event.  You will NEED to be at the completion of the event at Gracetown Hall to qualify for this Lucky Draw prize.  Compatible with all Bluetooth enabled devices.

Learn more about the Polar OH 1 HR monitor and other Polar devices with the attached document.

  1. FILA Australia – Watertown Store

All registered participants from now to the 25th Oct 2017 will receive AFTER the event a 60% OFF RRP shopping coupon for themselves at the FILA Watertown Store.  Imagine 60% off RRP on all new season merchandise and feet wear including children’s clothing as well !

  1. Acquest Financial Services

Thanks to Walter Bonnet we have the Rotray Club of Belmont as our corporate sponsors for 2017.  Walter has extended his generosity by offering ALL participants a complimentary Financial Health check for the month of Oct 2017.  Please contact him directly via email:  Walter Bonnet walter@acquestfinancialservices.com.au   He is also the appointed Event Manager for the 2017 Tour de Gracetown !

Social Media
Please FOLLOW the developments of Tour de Gracetown leading to the event and afterwards for photos here: https://www.facebook.com/Tour-De-Gracetown-177097385675825/

Registrations
Registrations remain OPEN till Friday the 27th Oct 2017.  All who register AFTER the 25th Oct 2017 will be subject to a Late Registration Fee of $30. On-day registration is also LIMITED especially with Timing Chips to between 6 am to 630 am and also Late Registration Fee will apply.

To avoid disappointment please ask your friends and team mates to register now here: https://www.registernow.com.au/secure/Register.aspx?E=25585

Listed below are various guides, information packs and bike computer maps to assist riders (and spectators) for the upcoming October TDG.

Information Sheets:

Bike Computer Files