Road Closures – Mt Buller – Targa High Country
Mt Buller Tourist Road
The Mt Buller Tourist Rd will be closed to all traffic on the following days and times.
Friday 7 November
7:25am-10:30am: Mt Buller Rd closed from Chalet Creek to Mirimbah Store
12:30pm-5:30pm: Mt Buller Rd closed from Carters Rd to the Avenue
Saturday 8 November
8:25am-11:30am: Mt Buller Rd closed from Chalet Creek to Mirimbah Store
Sunday 9 November
7:25am-10:30am Mt Buller Rd closed from Chalet Creek to Mirimbah Store
12:30pm-6:00pm: Mt Buller Rd closed from Carters Rd to the Avenue
For a full list of Targa road closures click here.
Mt Buller Village
The following changes will occur to traffic with the Mt Buller Village.
- The Avenue west of the Village centre will be used as static display for competition vehicles.
- Vehicles will be positioned on either side of The Avenue leaving one lane for car access.
- Traffic will be ONE WAY west along The Avenue.
- Access to all properties will be maintained throughout the event.
- Delays may occur when vehicles are moving into position.
Got your passport yet?
The season opened on October 17 and we are still getting loads of registrations. We are sending out around 50 passports per day (loving the enthusiasm!). If you do need your passport immediately, please pick one up from a stamping station or visitor information centre. If not, you should receive it within a week. The season has kicked off strongly and more than 3000 people have registered so far. Tell your friends and encourage them to get online www.7peaks.com.au/getapassport
Log it on Strava
Join our club, 7 Peaks Alpine Ascent Challenge, and track your achievements against others (and yourself!). With almost 600 members, the club is growing each day and some of the results on there are beyond impressive. Keep up the good work! In your passport is a stamping page plus a new page for this year to stamp and keep (souvenir style!). You can also send in your Strava log as proof of your ride achievements. Key announcements will also be posted on the club page. www.strava.com/clubs/2130
Thanks to Luis Lopez who has created a report to show who climbs what and their times. www.strava.lopeys.com/results7peaks.php
Ride all 7 Peaks to get this jersey – Brian Black already has!
Only 10 days into the season and rider Brian Black has completed all 7 Peaks. We look forward to Brian modelling the new jersey when it comes out. In the meantime, here is the new design that we are sure you’ll love. It was designed with all your feedback in mind and the design will evolve over the next few years so there is always a new one to collect each season. Can’t ever have too many jerseys right?
Brian Black, from Sydney, completed the 7 Peaks over 4 days in October in a total time of 9 hours, 37 minutes. He took a week off work in Sydney to take on ‘Around the Bay’ and the 7 Peaks before another event in Canberra! Solid effort. He completed 3 Peaks in March this year and that’s when he heard about 7 Peaks. He says that Baw Baw was the hardest as he underestimated it as it’s the shortest. ‘It definitely wears you down. After you’ve done the first 4km you are battling to stay upright. That was a baptism of fire into the 7 Peaks.’ On his rides he was joined by wombats, kangaroos and magpies (swooped 13 times on the Omeo ride!)
He has only been road cycling for 2 ½ years after getting into it as a mode of transport and fitness only. He moved to Australia from West Wales 3 years ago and says it’s lovely to be out cycling in this environment, as ‘it’s better than the UK.’ He put 25,000km on his first roadbike, a Reid. He is now an ambassador for Reid Bikes and is clearly a committed cyclist. He said he’d love to do the 7 Peaks over again but it’s all about finding time!
Check out his blog at http://shimmeringspokes.wordpress.com/
Share your pics – new instagram account!
Long story but we had to get a new instagram account. Follow us @7PeaksRide and hashtag your photos #7peakschallenge so we can share them for you too. We love seeing all your photos sharing the spirit of this challenging but fun series of rides. Our instagram photos also come up in an album on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/alpineascentchallenge so you will be famous, well almost everywhere.
#instagram #regram #seehighcountry #visitvictoria
Domestique Series kicks off November 16
There are so many different ways to take on the 7 Peaks Challenge and riding in the Domestique series is one of those. This is a super fun way to participate with other cyclists and a great way to overcome some of the tough challenges in the series. This set of 7 social rides covers each of the peaks. Rider will receive tips and advice from experienced cyclists, plus free hydration and nutrition products.
The first Domestique ride is at Lake Mountain on 16 November and the road will be closed to cars during this time. You need to register (free) to ride at www.domestiquecycling.cc and if you have any friends who’d like to be volunteers ie support, the Domestique team would love to hear from them too.
The series dates for the 7 Peaks rides are:
- Lake Mountain: 9am Sunday November 16, 2014
- Mt Buller: 2pm Saturday November 29, 2014
- Falls Creek: 2pm Saturday December 27, 2014
- Hotham: 8am Sunday December 28, 2014
- Mount Buffalo: 4pm Sunday December 28, 2014
- Dinner Plain: 10am Monday December 29, 2014
- Mt Baw Baw: 10am Sunday February 15, 2015
Training tips to help you with your 7 Peaks challenge
Thanks to Cycling inform, we have some great new tips and FREE training advice. You can also sign up with Cycling Inform for their full 7 Peaks Training program with regular email updates and key advice for success, whatever your level, ability and goals are. Accredited Cycling Australia coach, David Heatley, takes you through a range of useful information including fitness, strength, climbing, nutrition and more. www.cyclinginform.com.au
Ride like a Girl, Omeo to Dinner Plain
Check out this new video to encourage more women to ride the 7 Peaks. From Omeo to Dinner Plain, 42km through the eyes of female riders from Tribal Cycling – Shari, Michelle, Miranda and Tracy.
Video by Karl Gray, Intrinsic Media.
Lake Mountain – Closed Road Hill Climb Super Sessions
The road from Lake Mountain Ticket Box will be closed to cars from 8am to 11am on the second Saturday of every month. The dates are as follows:
- 11th October 2014
- 8th November 2014
- 13th December 2014
- 10th January 2015
- 14th February 2015
- 14th March 2015
- 11th April 2015
The Domestique 7 Peaks Series hill climb up Lake Mountain is on Sunday November 16. Find out more at theclimbingcyclist.com
The Lake Mountain Cafe is open Friday through Monday and is proud to offer all 7 Peaks Passport holders with discounted $3 coffee, those completing the 7 Peaks Challenge can get their passport stamped mid week at the Marysville Visitor Information Centre.
Registrations now open!
Time to ride & time to register for the #7peakschallenge from Oct 17 – March 31.
Passports will not be automatically sent to all past riders so REGISTER NOW to receive your new passport in the mail.
Who’s going to France?
We are completely loving the prize on offer for the 2014/15 #7peakschallenge. Complete 4 or more rides, submit your entry and be in the running to head off on a European Cycling Tour, tying in with Le Tour de France, thanks to Wide Open Road Cycle Tours.
Training for the 7 Peaks
If you’re serious about the 7 Peaks Alpine Ascent Challenge, tap into one of Australia’s best cycling coaches and learn how to optimise your training with the time you have, climb hills more efficiently than ever and meet people with the same goals. Find out more from Cycling Inform.