Gravel Overnighter, Gloucester - Moonan Flats (Thunderbolts route over 2 days)

#1

Thunderbolts by blobbarrett007, on Flickr

Hey everyone, I have created this event for RCC members, but there are rooms left at the pub and it would be great to see some of you guys. You just have to use the event link below to register so I can manage numbers and the hotel booking, it may book out. Details below, but you’ll need to be able to look after yourself out there and there’s not much in between stops.

19-20 August

Join us for two days of beautiful riding from Gloucester to Moonan Flats and back. Each day will be around 110km of riding on the spectacular hills of Barrington tops. We will stay in Victoria Hotel Moonan Flats so you may wish to bring some regular clothes to sit at the pub and some kit for the second days riding. Or not.

Each day will consist of plenty of climbing so pack light.

I have limited this to 17 due to the accommodation limitations in Moonan Flats so get in quick through this link. Registrations close 5th August.

This ride is best done on a CX or gravel bike. I would recommend 28mm tyres at a minimum. Everyone will need to be fully self sufficient so bring enough food, water and tubes as there is very little in between stops.

The drive to Gloucester from Sydney is 3.5 hours so we roll out of Gloucester at 9:30am giving everyone enough time to drive there in the morning. We will leave earlier on Sunday so we finish at a reasonable time to make the drive home.

The cost of the accommodation will be payable on the day in Moonan Flats, around $60.

Here’s the route.

Thunderbolts by blobbarrett007, on Flickr

#2

Can highly recommend this route! If you’re in Sydney or can travel I’d jump on this with the Rapha crew. Good pub & good times guaranteed at Moonan Flats.

#3

Good plan, would love to join but can’t make those dates.

#4

Last call for this ride, I’m finalising the accommodation today.