16MarAll Day23Pain Revolution Rural Outreach Ride Tasmania 2019A 7 day ride in scenic TasmaniaDevonportState:TASDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,Mountainous,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,160+ km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Charity,Multi-day,Recreational
Pain Revolution’s Rural Outreach Tour is a 700km cycle between Devonport and Hobart to help people living with chronic pain. Pain Revolution’s Rural
Pain Revolution’s Rural Outreach Tour is a 700km cycle between Devonport and Hobart to help people living with chronic pain.
Pain Revolution’s Rural Outreach Tour is a 700km ride through some of the most beautiful scenery that Tasmania has to offer. The ride is held between Devonport and Hobart, and helps to support programs that help people living with chronic pain.
Over the course of 7 days, the riders will cover in excess of 700 km with about 10,000 metres of elevation gain.
The ride starts in Devonport which is in the north of Tasmania. It is easily accessible by plane with many things to see and do. Devonport is about 280 km from Hobart. If you’re coming from Melbourne, you can take a direct flight direct from Melbourne to Burnie or to Launceston, and with an hour by road to arrive at Devonport. Another alternative from Melbourne is to take the ferry the Spirit of Tasmania this is the best taken as an overnight trip and docks directly in Devonport. The Ferry will take about 10 to 11 hours arriving first thing in the morning.
Now onto the ride. Pain Revolution’s Rural Outreach Tour attracts riders with a mix of abilities and experiences. Those who wish to do this ride should have a high level of fitness and be confident and confident in their riding skills.
You’ll find the draft program below:
Day 1. Devonport Welcome Dinner and Orientation
Day 2. Devonport to Burnie 53km, 630vm
Day 3. Burnie to Cradle Mountain 103km, 1800vm
Day 4. Cradle Mountain to Mole Creek 77km, 1400vm
Day 5. Launceston to St Helens 161km, 2500vm
Day 6. St Helens to Swansea 120km, 1000vm
Day 7. Orford to Hobart 90km, 1400vm
Day 8. Return loop Hobart to Huonville 95km, 1800vm
This is a small tour with about 25 riders. To participate, you will need to apply and convince the panel of judges that you are a suitable candidate. Regostregistration around September, about 6 months before the ride starts, and closing when the limited numbers are filled. There is a huge emphasis on outreach education during the week, which means representing the team at various events throughout the week.
The weather in Tasmania can be variable with conditions changing quite quickly. You can expect cool (and maybe wet) conditions in the mountains. So bring lots of layers and your arm/ leg warmers, long gloves and your wet weather gear just in case.
You’ll find other cycling events, like the Pain Revolution’s Rural Outreach Tour, in our online Cycling Event Calendar.