iRIDE Specialized PNP MTB Series

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iRIDE Specialized PNP MTB Series
Stratton St, Belmont Regional Park, Lower Hutt
Sunday 2nd November 2014

For more information about the series visit the PNP web site … http://www.pnp.org.nz/mtb/races/iride-specialized-pnp-spring-mtb-series/

CLASS A
Men Open

10:00am.  2.5 Laps
Head north from Woolshed up 4WD logging road
At top turn right on to Old Coach Rd
Veer left up Bull-a-Varde (A arrow)
Veer left down Bull Run (A1 arrow)
Veer left onto Hill Rd
Climb Hill Rd past the Barking Dogs
Left and climb to saddle
Head south on Old Coach Rd enjoying view of Wellington harbour
Acute left up to View Point (A arrow)
Under Pylon and down Naked Flame
Left at Bull-a-Varde
Straight ahead along full length of Bull-a-Varde (A2 arrow)
Sharp right at end
Up, Down, Up and Down on Sweetacres Walkway returning to Old Coach Rd
Left heading south
South to top of Borderline
Sharp right and descend Borderline to Woolshed
Do 1 more lap (A3 and A4 arrows)
Now do your half lap
Head north from Woolshed up 4WD logging road
At top turn right on to Old Coach Rd
Head south on Old Coach Rd (A5 arrow)
Turn right down Borderline to Woolshed

CLASS B
Men U19, Men Master 1 & Men Master 2 Women Open

10:02am.  2 Laps of…
Head north from Woolshed up 4WD logging road
At top turn right on to Old Coach Rd
Veer left up Bull-a-Varde (B arrow)
Veer left down Bull Run (B1 arrow)
Veer left onto Hill Rd
Climb Hill Rd past the Barking Dogs
Left and climb to saddle
Head south on Old Coach Rd enjoying view of Wellington harbour
Acute left up to View Point (B arrow)
Under Pylon and down Naked Flame
Left at Bull-a-Varde
Straight ahead along full length of Bull-a-Varde (B2 arrow)
Sharp right at end
Up, Down, Up and Down on Sweetacres Walkway returning to Old Coach Rd
Left heading south
South to top of Borderline
Sharp right and descend Borderline to Woolshed
Do 1 more lap (B3 and B4 arrows)

CLASS C:
Men U17, Women Sport (19+) & Men M3

10:04am.  2 Laps of…
Head north from Woolshed up 4WD logging road
At top turn right on to Old Coach Rd
Veer left up Bull-a-Varde (C1 arrow)
Veer left down Bull Run (C arrow)
Veer left onto Hill Rd
Climb Hill Rd past the Barking Dogs
Left and climb to saddle
Head south on Old Coach Rd enjoying view of Wellington harbour
At View Point turnoff head south along Old Coach Rd (C arrow)
South to top of Borderline (C2 arrow)
Sharp right and descend Borderline to Woolshed
Do 1 more lap (C3 and C4 arrows)
CLASS D1: 3 Laps
Boys U15, Men & Women Rec (19+), Women U19
10:10am.  3 Laps of
Head north from Woolshed
Up 4WD logging road 50m
Left into single track
Over bridge and left heading south
Through gate below Woolshed
Cross grass next to blue gums
Head south downhill
Thru creek, along flat and climb up grass paddock to edge of road
Stay to the right of cones on edge of road
Descend back onto track to the bottom of Belmont Trig climb
Stay left of cones and tape
Thru creek and turn right over bridge
Return to Woolshed keeping left of all cones

CLASS D2: 2 Laps
U13 and U11

10:12am.  2 Laps of…
Head north from Woolshed
Up 4WD logging road 50m
Left into single track
Over bridge and left heading south
Through gate below Woolshed
Cross grass next to blue gums
Head south downhill
Thru creek, along flat and climb up grass paddock to edge of road
Stay to the right of cones on edge of road
Descend back onto track to the bottom of Belmont Trig climb
Stay left of cones and tape
Thru creek and turn right over bridge
Return to Woolshed keeping left of all cones

Tweaking and Tidying (Trail building)

Trail building planned this coming Sunday -12th October – 9 am onwards
Work this Sunday will be on Bull Run. In preparation for the PNP race on Nov 2nd.

Either be at the Old Coach Road entrance (end of Normandale Road) at 9 am if you wish to catch a lift – or simply walk or bike your own way in along Old Coach Road to the start of Bull a Varde and make your way down to Bull Run!  (Or you may choose to walk up from the Bottom, Via hill Rd.)  Your choice!
We plan to work on both the mid and possibly lower sections!
Hope this great weather holds eh!
Happy Trails…… Cheers Paul.

Trail Building – Sunday Sept 14th.

Hi all, Awesome turn out Sunday just gone with 19+ budding trail builders! Great work done and what a top day it was for it too.
ok so a heads up once again:
Trail building planned for Sunday the 14th September.
Again working on BORDERLINE!.
Either meet at the Old Coach Road entrance (end of Normandale Road) at 9 am if you wish to catch a lift – or simply walk or bike your own way in along Old Coach Road!
We will be working on the mid / top section.

Happy Trails. Paul.

Trail building / Working Bee: 31st August.

Hi all,
Trail building planned for Sunday the 31st AUGUST.
Again working on BORDERLINE!.
Either meet at the Old Coach Road entrance (end of Normandale Road) at 9 am if you wish to catch a lift – or simply walk or bike your own way in along Old Coach Road!
We will be working on the top section of areas that require berms and retaining etc.

Tools, Gloves and morning tea provided! 

Reminder also the Farm area is now closed! See prior posting / info!
Happy Trails.

Cheers Paul.

Farm areas closed to public access!

Farmed areas of the park will be closed for lambing and calving from TODAY! – 15 August to 20 October 2014.

Note: This will affect those who used the farm for the “Bull Run” loop ride!

No public access is permitted on tracks crossing farm land over this period. Please plan your trip to take account of this temporary closure. Access points onto the farm land will be signposted as closed.

These include:
•Old Coach Road
•Belmont Road
•Cannons Head
•Belmont Trig/ Cannons Head Track
•Hill Road
•Boulder Hill
•Upper Cannons Creek

THIS WILL AFFECT THE “BULL RUN” LOOP RIDE!
Please use the link below for more information!

http://www.gw.govt.nz/assets/Parks-and-Recreation/Belmont/BRP-Farm-closure-map-A3-2014.pdf

 

 

 

Working Bee / Graveling – The Bull Run

This coming Sunday (3rd August) it is planned to yet again lay down Gravel on sections of the “Bull Run” and tweak some areas that need tweaking!
Meet at very end of Normandale Road (Entrance to Old Coach Road)at 9.30 am if you wish to catch a lift – or simply make your way in along Old Coach Road to the start of Bull-a-Varde.
Happy Trails.

Planting and Digging

Good morning had today in the Park (even with the passing showers) with both planting of new plants in one area whilst others worked on Borderline! Gotta love getting outa the house!

Cheers to Jeremy for the BBQ at the end too!  Nice way to end the morning!

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