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saturday 20 february 2010
WELCOME TO THE REV
Mayoral Perry U Leisure
Welcome Welcome Welcome
It is with great pleasure that Welcome to the Perry Foundation On behalf of the U Leisure
I welcome participants and REV Cycle Festival 2010. events team welcome to the REV.
supporters to the Perry Foundation Perry Foundation is immensely It’s our pleasure to bring you the
REV Cycle Festival 2010. proud of its support of New Zealand 5th Perry Foundation REV Cycle
Whether you choose to cycle for communities, and is delighted to be Festival. If you are a first time REV
leisure, fitness, competition or as a the key supporter of the Perry participant, congratulations – the
mode of transport, Hamilton is an Foundation REV Cycle Festival for challenge is immense and the reward
ideal city in which to participate in the fifth year in a row. immeasurable.
this sport. The funds that Perry Foundation To those who have experienced
Within the city boundaries distributes to the communities of the REV before it’s good to have
Hamilton has over 40kms of urban New Zealand are generated through you back.
cycleways, while the surrounding the operation of gaming machines in The wave of cycling popularity
area boasts rural roads and trails Hotels and Taverns. New Zealand’s continues throughout the country
that are perfect for being explored charity gaming model is unique by and the REV provides an excellent
by bicycle. international standards, and allows festival atmosphere for all the
Since its inaugural event in significant funding to be channelled family, and all abilities, to enjoy this
2006, the Perry Foundation REV to community groups to assist them popular sport.
Cycle Festival has become a much in achieving great things in their We know you will enjoy your
anticipated event on the cycling local communities. Perry Foundation experience and hope you will help
calendar and it continues to grow in Trustees and staff are proud to be part others to enjoy theirs. We wish you a
popularity each year. of this charity gaming model, and are safe, fun and challenging time.
I hope that you will enjoy taking committed to the Foundation’s vision You are ready!
part in one of our city’s major annual of ‘Building Strong Communities’.
sporting events, and I wish you all On behalf of our Board of
the very best of luck. Trustees, and the Perry Foundation
team, I’d like to wish all the
competitors in the 2010 Perry Kevin Endres
Foundation REV Cycle Festival the Event Director
very best of luck and
hope that you and your supporters
Bob Simcock enjoy the event.
Chairman Perry Foundation
n General Rider Information
Please take a moment to read this information. It will help you prepare GENERAL SAFETY
for your event. Please take note of our safety advice. It has been developed
so everyone involved with the REV can have a fantastic event
n Start Times experience. Please respect fellow riders and supporters.
All categories start and finish on Silverdale Rd. The table below
shows the various start times. We require all categories to be on the n Safety
start line by the lineup deadline, when a race briefing will take place. There are NO CLOSED ROADS on the course (excluding the start/
finish area of Silverdale Rd). All roads are open to normal traffic and
general road rules apply. Some roads are very narrow with no centre
CATEGORY LINE UP DEADLINE START TIME
line. Keep left at all times and look after your fellow riders.
REV 120 SOLO 8.50am 9.00am
n Support Vehicles
REV 120 RELAY 8.50am 9.00am There are to be no unauthorised vehicles following the race.
Please encourage your supporters to use the designated support
REV INTRO 18k 9.10am 9.20am
vehicle route to get to viewing locations (see the course map). It is for
REV 40 10.20am 10.30am YOUR safety that vehicles are kept to a minimum on the race roads.
REV Classic 10.50am 11.00am
General Road Conditions
REV KIDS MTB 11.30am 11.40am The roads used for the Perry Foundation REV are a mix of State
Highways, busy country roads and quiet country roads. The road
n Start Line Organisation conditions are variable. The following risks may be apparent so it is
Please organise yourself on the start line in the order listed in the important to maintain awareness and identify hazards to following riders:
table (tandem 120 riders join with the SOLO 120 riders in appropriate + Potholes in the road,
section based on your estimated time). There will be signage and + Gravel driveways spilling onto roads,
event staff to help you. Please listen to event staff instructions. + No centre line. Some roads do not have a centre. These roads are
For SOLO riders there will be estimated time start categories. also narrow. Be extremely careful and keep well left. Do not ride more
Please line up in the appropriate category for your ability; under than two abreast through these areas, and DO NOT cut the corner.
3.30hrs, 3.30-4hrs, 4-4.30hrs, 4.30-5hrs and 5+hrs. Please, no egos
when estimating your time. It is important for rider safety (yours and Possible Adverse Conditions
others) that you do not start in a group which is faster than you can + Morning fog can make visibility poor and the road slippery.
cope with. Don’t confuse ambition with ability! + Heavy rain before and during the race could leave debris on the
road and leave the road surface slippery.
n First 2km of the course + Please ride appropriately for the conditions. Use your skill and
The first 2km of the start will be controlled by a pace car. This intelligence and be aware that in wet conditions your brakes may not
will be for the length of Silverdale Rd and across the major SH26 be as responsive as you expect.
intersection. Open racing will begin from Matangi Rd - wait for the
signal from the pace car. COURSE HAZARDS (ALL RIDERS)
n Race Timing n Narrow roads and steep downhills
You will be issued with a bike-mounted transponder at registration, Some of the roads used for the Perry Foundation REV are very narrow
which allows us to time the event and give you a finish time. Please and winding. There are also some steep down hill sections. Take
attach transponder to the front fork of your bike. At the end of your extreme care through all areas and be particularly aware of:
ride please return the transponder to us – we will have a team of + Steep narrow gully at 28km (120km course). The approach to this
event staff to assist you to take it off. If you do not start or complete gully is over straight, flat roads so is very fast. There will be warning
the race you must return the transponder to the timing signs and event marshalls onsite. All riders must slow down for the
tent at the finish line (unreturned gully. If you are in a bunch be very aware that the bunch will slow down.
transponders will be + Down hill section of French Pass through to Karapiro Rd – steep,
charged to you at winding and narrow.
$50 each). + All of Buckland Rd – extreme caution needed – narrow roads and
no centre line.
+ Bell Rd and Scotsmans Valley Rd through to Tauwhare – narrow.
+ Tahuroa Rd (REV Classic riders) – very narrow.
n Railway Crossings
There are two railway crossings on the REV Classic, REV 120 and
REV 40 courses. The first is at Matangi Village (8km) and the second is
at Newstead (5km from finish). Both crossings are bumpy so caution is
required. The safest way to cross a railway track is perpendicular with
the line. Look both ways before crossing and always give way to a train!
Be aware and prepared for all these hazards. If you are in a bunch be
very aware that the bunch may slow suddenly for corners and other
hazards. Keep an eye on developments ahead of you. Don’t always
look down at the rider in front of you, but use their back as your target
while regularly looking 3-5 riders ahead, and also up the road to see
problems before they occur. Do not reach for your drink bottle when
approaching hazardous areas.
CATEGORY SPECIFIC INFORMATION
REV 120 RELAY TRANSITION
Transition location Peria
Team member ready by 10.30am
All REV Classic riders please take note of this information specific to
your category. The transition is off the road. Please take care entering and exiting the
relay transition. Your timing transponder is your baton – make sure
START – The REV Classic starts at Silverdale Road
you give this to your team member. If you do not, your team will not
SERVICE VEHICLE – A service vehicle will follow the main peloton for receive a finish time and all category information will not be recorded.
the entire race. There will be two bike mechanics onboard to attend Transition facilities include; Water, Sports Drink, Toilet, Parking,
to any needs. Two commissar cars will also carry spare wheels. No Music, Race Information and Shelter.
unofficial service vehicles are permitted to follow the race.
TRANSITION CAR PARKING – Please do not park in the transition
WHEEL WAGON – The service vehicle will be parked at the race start zone. You will be able to park nearby but please keep the actual
from 9.30am. If you are going to leave wheels for the service vehicle, transition clear of traffic.
please check them in before 10.30am.
TRANSPORT & SUPPORTERS – Relay riders need to make your
FEED STATION – There is a designated feed area on the Morrinsville own way to the transition point. The course map shows the support
Walton Rd at Kiwitahi. A sign will verify this area. This is at the 88km vehicle route (blue line – state highways). Please do not use the REV
mark. If you are going to take on extra food or drink, this is where 120 course to get to the transition at Peria. There might be cyclists
your support person must be. Race officials will disqualify any riders racing so avoiding the course is essential for rider safety. Access to
who receive support at any other locations. Peria is via Station Rd from Matamata.
RACE NUMBERS - There are 3 race numbers you must have. INSTRUCTIONS TO PERIA TRANSITION
 The large pin-on number is to be worn on the back of your race shirt Turn left off SHW 29 onto Hopkins Rd. Follow this to Matamata.
and must be visible at all times (not covered by other clothing). Please Turn left into Station Rd by the corner store (before the High School).
complete the contact and medical information before pinning to your back.
 The large sticker number is for your bike. This number must be placed
around your seat post or back stay and face toward the back wheel.
 The small sticker number is worn on the front of your
helmet (not the top, side or back).
OFFICIALS – The race will be judged by qualified cycling
commissaries. Their decisions are final.
FINISH – The finish straight is 250m long. There is a sharp, tight left
hand turn into the finish (Ruakura Rd into Silverdale Rd). Caution is FOR SAFE BUNCH RIDING
needed. The road will be closed for the final 250m only.
1. NEVER NEVER NEVER - Cross the centre line.
REV INTRO / 40 / 120 RIDERS 2. KEEP YOUR LINE - Practise riding in a straight line and
maintain a straight line even when you take the water bottle
All REV riders please take note of this category specific information. out of its cage. Wobbling when in a bunch can be dangerous.
RACE NUMBERS – There are 2 race numbers to wear. 3. ANTICIPATE - Sudden movements create problems. Remain
 The large pin on number is for the back of your race shirt and must steady. Keep an eye on developments ahead of you. Don’t
be visible at all times (not covered by other clothing). Please complete always look down at the rider in front, but use their back as
the contact and medical information before pinning on. your target while regularly glancing 3-5 riders ahead, as well
 The sticker number is worn on the front of your helmet as up the road to see problems before they occur.
(not the top, side or back). 4. EASY ON THE BRAKES - Don’t jam your brakes on suddenly
- stay alert for hazards ahead and brake with control.
REV 120 ON COURSE DRINKS & TOILETS – There will be a drink 5. SIGNAL HAZARDS - If you see a hazard which would affect
station and toilets available at Peria (68km). Sports drink and water the line or momentum of the bunch it is your responsibility to
will be available. signal to following riders, with subsequent riders continuing
the signal further down the group.
SUPPORTERS 6. INDICATE YOUR INTENTIONS - This lets riders around you
know what you are doing.
Please avoid supporting cyclists by following in cars. This is very
7. SPEAK UP - If you are passing a rider in front of you loudly
dangerous for riders and other road users. If you wish to support
say “ON YOUR RIGHT”. If you are being passed you must
riders on course, please avoid the roads used for the cycle course
keep your line.
(where possible). The map in this race day information can help.
8. NO AEROBARS - Aerobars do not belong in bunch rides and
Some REV categories will already be
they are not welcome at the REV.
racing so avoiding the course is essential
9. LONG DOWN HILLS - Don’t stay on your brakes. They may
for rider safety.
overheat the tyre’s rim and cause a blow-out. It is safest to
“feather brake” - i.e. tap the brakes applying intermittent
10. STOPPING - If you have to stop, clearly signal your intention
and get right off the road (always on the left).
ACTIVITY TIME WHERE
Bouncy Castle 11.00am – 3.30pm Kids Zone
Rockup Rock Wall 11.00am – 3.30pm Kids Zone
University of Waikato Pool 12.00 noon University of Waikato Pool
Kid’s Bike Sprints 12.30pm – 3.00pm Kids Zone
Lolly Scramble 1.00pm Kids Zone
Live Entertainment 1.00pm – 3.30pm Main Stage
Finish REV Classic 2.00pm Start/ Finish Line
Decorate Your Bike 2.00pm Kids Zone
Prize Giving 3.30pm Main Stage
Opshop From 5.30 Hamilton Gardens
Category Name Time Year
Many business teams will battle it out in
REV Classic – Men Gordon McCauley 3:02:50 2009 the WaikatoLink Business Battle as they
compete for the right to display the Lance
REV Classic – Women Rushlee Buchanan 3:24:23 2007
Armstrong Trophy at their business for a year.
Perry Foundation REV 120 – Men Nick Maier 3:18:48 2007 Last year’s trophy winners were Waikato
Perry Foundation REV 120 – Women Marguerite Ritchie 3:29:36 2007 District Health Board.
REV 120 Relay Aaron Whyte & Kieran Powell 3:22:26 2009 To win, each team needs to estimate the
REV 40 – Men Greg Jones, Neville Carter 1:05:52 2008 total time their team will take to complete
REV 40 – Women Phillippa Sutton 1:11:14 2008 the course (combined time). The winning
team will be the one whose estimated time is
closest to their actual time.
Perry Foundation REV 120, REV CLASSIC & REV 40 course map
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We would like to acknowledge and thank our
T H E PERRY FOUNDATION RE V C YC L E F E S T I VA L I S MA N AG E D BY U L E I S U R E generous sponsors for their ongoing support.
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