Freeway bike hike Perth

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  1. roubaix rider

    roubaix rider New Member

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    Dont mind paying the entry fee, although it seems a bit steep its for a good cause, but it appears that the 7000 entrants have to front up to an office in subico to collect their registration bib or whatever, many will be putting a bike on a car or train to get to this event, to have to make another trip into the city seems a complete waste when the postie comes past my door anyway:rolleyes:
     
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  2. gclark8

    gclark8 New Member

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    A Train on a Sunday Morning??
    You Wish!! :mad:

    Maybe a Peak Taxi. :D
     
  3. scirocco

    scirocco New Member

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    My wish is your command. :D They are putting on trains down to Kwinana for it. And back the other way if you only want to do the 30km. And after the event.

    http://www.freewaybikehike.com.au/index.php?pageid=63

    Agree that the "no mail-out policy" is not so good, requiring pickup in Subi. I would have been perfectly happy with just the number posted out to me, no water bottles, t-shirts, bags full of advertisers crap etc. But I guess that kind of defeats the purpose, so...
     
  4. Aussie Steve

    Aussie Steve New Member

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    Bloody entrance fee- how much is it this year?
     
  5. scirocco

    scirocco New Member

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    $35 for the 30km, $50 for the 60km (if you enter online). I don't mind too much as long as a good proportion of it goes to charity.

    I'm hoping that the 7am start from Kwinana will allow that group to get past the Belmont group (who start at 8) and minimise the congestion.
     
  6. cyclist2

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    well this morning i rode the kwinana to perth section, took 1hr.45 to do 41 kms back to wembley, stuffed id have to say, any riders ridding up to joondalup during the week for the 30km trainning session, let me know if your looking for a ridding partner, as the 30km this year will do! :cool:
     
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    One thing to watch out for when registering. All of the extras (clothing, donations etc.) require you to positively select them if you want them. Except insurance. I don't need the insurance any more than I need it when I ride to work each day. I have my own medical and disability cover, so I read the first line offering insurance and just moved on with the registration process.

    However, the check-box for insurance defaults to ticked and you have to untick it if you don't want it. There's no page confirming what you're about to be charged, so the first I knew that I'd bought the insurance was when I saw the invoice after the charge had gone through. It may only be $5.50, but to the insurer (no doubt HBF) it's about $38K of revenue and it annoyed me that I'd been conned like that. I phoned the organisers and they said to email them and they'd refund it.
     
  8. davesharp

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    What times did you guys get?

    I went in 30km B division (I should of gone A in hindsight)
    I had a time of 49min 53sec and finished second in my division.
    As I said, I should of gone in A, but I've only been cycling for a few months and was a bit unsure of my ability.

    The day was great fun, the subi pickup was a pain in the ass though.
     
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