Hannover ConnectEast Ride

October 31, 2012
Hannover ConnectEast Ride

More than 20,000 Victorians are homeless each night. By participating in the Ride for Home you have the chance to help break the cycle of homelessness and make a lasting difference in people's lives.

Your entry fee pays for your unique riding experience. Your fundraising helps Hanover break the cycle of homelessness.

There are 3 rides to choose from, a 75km Challenging Ride, a 35km Recreational Ride and a 15km Fun Ride.

75km Challenge Ride

The 75km course offers three exciting options for club and skilled recreational cyclists looking for a unique and professionally managed cycling experience.

-Gerro's Personal Challenge (untimed) -Individual Challenge (timed) -Team Challenge Time Trial -All three 75km events, start in Ringwood and travel to Frankston and back, including trips through the 1.6km tunnels, a traffic free experience on both carriageways and a fast and flat course. The course finishes with a descent and ascent through each of the two tunnels.

Entry numbers strictly limited!

  1. Gerro's Personal Challenge (untimed)

Gerro's Personal Challenge is an untimed 75km ride for serious cycling enthusiasts. The experience is a personal challenge, not a race so timing devices and priority starts will not apply.

As a Gerro's Personal Challenge (untimed) cyclist, you will enjoy:

-The chance to ride with Tour De France star Simon Gerrans -An uninterrupted 75km cycle on one of the best road surfaces in Melbourne -A flat and fast course -A traffic free experience on both carriageways -A descent and ascent ride through each of the two 1.6km EastLink tunnels -A copy of the Sunday Herald Sun is included as part of your entry fee. -Gerro's Personal Challenge is only open to pre-registered participants – no entries are available on the day.

Entry Fee: $115 (inc GST)

Start Time: 7:30am – 8:00am

Event Distance: 75km (approx)

Suitability: For cyclists who have a high degree of riding experience and fitness, and able to maintain a minimum average speed of 22kph.

All riders must be 16 years of age or older on the day of the event.

  1. Individual Challenge (timed)

The Individual Challenge is just you against the clock – completing the 75km in your best possible time.

Individual Challenge riders will be asked at registration to grade themselves by experience and ability, and will be set off from the start line in regular waves.

As an Individual Challenge cyclist, you will enjoy:

An uninterrupted 75km challenge time trial on one of the best road surfaces in Melbourne A flat and fast course A professionally timed event A traffic free experience on both carriageways A ride through the two 1.6km EastLink tunnels A copy of the Sunday Herald Sun is included as part of your entry fee. Entries for the Individual Challenge are strictly limited, and are expected to sell out fast, so we advise you don't delay in registering.

Entry Fee: $145 (inc GST)

Start Time: 7:00am – 7:30am

Event Distance: 75km (approx)

Suitability: Skilled riders experienced in team or bunch cycling, and able to maintain a minimum average speed of 27kph. Time cut off points on route apply.

All riders must be 16 years of age or older on the day of the event.

  1. Team Challenge Time Trial

Ever wanted to experience a team time trial just like those on the World Tour? Then this is your chance! The Team Challenge offers your corporate, club or social team the unique opportunity to be a ‘professional cycling team' for a day.

Team Challenge participants will be the first off the start line, with only the open road ahead.

Teams of up to ten participants (minimum six members) will leave the start line at one minute intervals in a time trial style to complete the full 75km course from Ringwood to Frankston and back.

The team time will be based on the sixth team member to cross the finish line, so it's all about teamwork, working for each other and enjoying the open road.

As a Team Challenge cyclist, you will enjoy:

An uninterrupted 75km team time trial on one of the best road surfaces in Melbourne A flat and fast course A professionally timed event A traffic free experience on both carriageways A descent and ascent ride through each of the two 1.6km EastLink tunnels A copy of the Sunday Herald Sun is included as part of your entry fee. Priority start times will be allocated to the top three fundraising teams. The team who fundraises the highest amount will be the first team to leave the start line – with nothing but 75km of open road ahead. A once in a lifetime opportunity!

Team Challenge entries are strictly limited, and are expected to sell out fast, so we advise you don't delay in registering.

Entry Fee: $1600 per team (inc GST)

Start Time: 6:30am – 7:00am

Event Distance: 75km (approx)

Suitability: Skilled riders experienced in team or bunch cycling, and able to maintain a minimum average speed of 27kph. Time cut off points on route apply.

All riders must be 16 years of age or older on the day of the event.

35km Recreational Ride

The Recreational Ride is for cyclists of all abilities. Individuals, families (children over ten years of age) and social teams who can cycle 35km are all welcome.

Recreational Ride entrants will enjoy:

An uninterrupted 35km cycle on Melbourne's smoothest road A traffic free experience on both carriageways A ride through both 1.6km EastLink Tunnels An up-close look at EastLink's distinctive urban design and views of Melbourne's east An unmatched recreational cycling experience A copy of the Sunday Herald Sun is included as part of your entry fee. Cyclists will complete a 35km loop on the EastLink course, starting at the Ringwood Bypass and heading to Police Road and back. The course finishes with a descent and ascent through each of the two tunnels.

Recreational Ride entrants will leave the start site in a controlled stream. You will be supported during your ride with medical facilities, a rider support vehicle, route marshals and water stops.

The Recreational Ride is not timed and is not a race. Participants will have a maximum of 2 hours and 15 minutes to complete the course.

The Recreational Ride is only open to pre-registered participants – no entries are available on the day.

You can join with friends, workmates or family to form your own team and fundraise together for Hanover and help break the cycle of homelessness.

Entry Fee: Adult $66 Child $30 (between 10 and 16 years of age) Family (2 adults, 2 children) $135

Start Time: 9:15am – 10:00am (entrants will be allocated a start time)

Event Distance: 35km (approx)

Suitability: Anyone with average fitness levels who can ride 35km