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Indian Pacific Wheel Race returns in 2018

Old 10-02-17, 06:10 PM
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Indian Pacific Wheel Race returns in 2018

The Indian Pacific Wheel Race will be run again in 2018. Main changes are stricter lighting rules and the addition of a team relay category.

https://cyclingtips.com/2017/10/indi...version-added/.
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https://www.audax.org.au/public/imag...quirements.pdf

https://audax.org.au/public/images/st...vegarments.pdf
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The Indian Pacific and Audax Australia are not related ... but it is good to see that they've decided to adopt the Audax Australia lighting rules as a starting point.

https://www.indianpacificwheelrace.com/

https://www.facebook.com/IndianPacificWheelRace/


This is also good ...

"entries for the 2018 edition won’t be taken on a first-come, first-served basis — rather there will be requirements to demonstrate long-distance riding experience."

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Originally Posted by Machka View Post
The Indian Pacific has nothing to do with Audax Australia ... or Audax Australia has nothing to do with the Indian Pacific.
True, although apparently the new visibility rules for the Indian Pacific will be based on the Audax Australia rules.
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Originally Posted by nealcollins View Post
True, although apparently the new visibility rules for the Indian Pacific will be based on the Audax Australia rules.
Yes ... as I mentioned above.
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Dammit, I came on here to post the announcement... and was beaten to the post

Good to see it's on again and that they've had a look at what happened this year and tried to improve things. Also good to see that Mike Hall's mother is supportive. Let's not forget another rider was also hit and seriously hurt.

They're starting the race at 6:22 which is when Mike Hall was killed. A very nice touch. However, it was also good to see the continuing acknowledgement of the 'Overlanders' which, for those not familiar with early Australian cycling history, were the incredibly brave young men in the 1800's and early 1900's who took to their bikes to conquer this vast country, often when there were no roads, no reliable water sources and, believe it or not, hostile aboriginals. It's worth reading the new book, Tour de Oz which describes the first circumnavigation of Australia... and his competitors who went the other way around.

But back to this race. The relay concept is an interesting one. Be interesting to see how it pans out... and no, it's not like the RAAM teams competition where you have supported teams swapping every so often to keep the rider going.

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I'm working on my application as we speak. I wonder how many will apply. If I don't make it I might do the Trans Am.
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