18 January 2014

Navigation Resources

Here's a list of handy resources for navigating your way round the Kiwi Brevet successfully. I suggest you take a laminated copy of the cue sheets (or photo of them on your phone). If you have a GPS, you might also like to take some photos of the maps and directions for the tricky off-road sections. If you don't have a GPS, a bike speed is very handy.

Personally, I love maps, so I'll be taking most of what's listed below. Whatever your system, it's a smart move to have a back-up.

If you haven't received the cue sheets via email yet, please contact me at simon [at] kennett [dot] co [dot] nz

Oh, and good luck to all the Great Southern Brevet riders out there right now. You can follow their progress at http://greatsouthernbrevet.blogspot.co.nz/



1100 km Kiwi Brevet

1 - Cue sheet to get from Blenheim to Rarangi (or keep an eye on the locals)
2 - Google directions to Pelorous Bridge via Port Underwood or CNZCT’s ‘Picton to Nelson’ 
3 - CNZMBR Maungatapu ride
4 - Topo250 map 13 (bottom half only)
5 - Street map for Nelson (or Google)
6 – CNZCT for Great Taste Trail to Wakefield, and ‘Golden Downs Trail’
7 - Topo250 map 18
8 – CNZMBR/CNZCT Pioneer Heritage Trail via Porika & Braeburn Tracks
9 - CNZMBR Big River - Waiuta
10 - Topo50 map BT21 Waiuta
11 - Topo250 map 17
12 - Google directions for Waiuta to start of Wharfedale Track
12b – For CastleHill Single Track option, refer to http://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=14/-43.1619/171.7016&layers=C and list of tracks on cue sheet
13 - Topo250 map 23 (top third only)
14 - CNZMBR for Wharfedale Track
15 - Topo50 map BW22 Oxford
16 - Topo50 map BV23 Virginia
17 - Cue sheet through private land after Lees Valley (to be distributed at briefing)
18 - Google directions to Hanmer
19 – CNZMBR/CNZCT for ‘Rainbow Valley’ directions
19b – CNZCT for St James option
20 - Topo250 map 19
21 – Cue sheet for route through private forest on North Bank of Wairau (to be distributed at briefing)
22 - Cue sheet for final leg into Blenheim

700 km Kiwi Brevette
1 - Cue sheet to get from Blenheim to Rarangi (or keep an eye on the locals)
2 - Google directions to Pelorous Bridge via Port Underwood or CNZCT’s ‘Picton to Nelson’
3 - CNZMBR Maungatapu ride
4 - Topo250 map 13 (bottom half only)
5 - Street map for Nelson (Google)
6 – CNZCT for Great Taste Trail to Wakefield, and ‘Golden Downs Trail’
7 - Topo250 map 18
8 – CNZMBR/CNZCT ‘Pioneer Heritage Trail’ via Braeburn Track (Porika Track is optional)
9 – From Springs Junction, Google directions to Hanmer
10 – CNZMBR/CNZCT for ‘Rainbow Valley’ directions
10b – CNZCT for St James option
11 – Cue sheet for route through private forest on North Bank of Wairau (to be distributed at briefing)
12 - Cue sheet for final leg into Blenheim

CNZMBR = 'Classic NZ MTB Rides' (7th or 8th edition)
CNZCT - 'Classic NZ Cycle Trails (2nd edition)

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