Saturday Waimea West / Palmers Road
This is one of our Saturday race courses. The route can be viewed on Strava here: https://www.strava.com/routes/24191914
Registration is at Livingstone Road in Brightwater:
This course includes laps of Waimea West Rd / Palmers Road / Aldourie Road circuit. Laps begin and end at the junction of Palmers Rd and Livingstone Road:
1 Lap = 5.5km
A-Grade 10 laps = 55km
B-Grade 9 laps = 49.5km
C-Grade 9 laps = 49.5km
D-Grade 8 laps = 44km
E-Grade 8 laps = 38.5km
(The number of laps are subject to change on the day due to weather and daylight conditions)
From the registration at Livingstone Road, the race is neutral to the junction of Livingstone and Waimea West Roads where riders turn left when it is safe to do so. The neutral zone continues along Waimea West Road until riders turn left onto Palmers Road. There should be a marshal on this corner and riders must obey their instructions to stop if there is traffic. Racing begins when all riders have regrouped after turning onto Palmers Road.
The race then follows Palmers Road until the left turn onto Aldourie Road. Care must be taken here to keep left and avoid any gravel that is commonly on this corner.
At the end of Aldourie Road, riders turn left onto Waimea West Road. There should be a marshal here and riders must obey the marshals instructions to stop if there is traffic.
Riders continue along Waimea West Road, bearing left again after the junction of Livingstone Road to arrive at the start of the next lap at the beginning of Palmers Road.
At the end of the final lap, riders will turn right onto Waimea West Road and continue to Challies Road where they will turn left onto Challies Road.
The race will finish about 400 meters along Livingstone road. Roughly around the area of start/registration.