Frequently Asked Questions
1. What time will Riders depart Crowne Plaza Newcastle?
Crowne Plaza Newcastle will be hosting a light breakfast for riders to enjoy before departing from Newcastle on the journey to Hunter Valley, with breakfast to start from 6.30am. A compulsory briefing will be held for all riders 7.30am sharp with riders departing soon after. Riders will be marshalled in small packs of riders (up to 20 riders in each pack) with support from a lead and rear support vehicle. Riders are scheduled to arrive at Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley from noon.
2. Is transported provided for the return journey to Newcastle?
Support vehicles will be travelling with riders from Crowne Plaza Newcastle to Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley and will be available should any rider feel they need to withdraw from the ride or require assistance due to breakdowns. We encourage riders to invite friends and family to join us post ride at Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley so as you have returned transport available. Transfer back to Crowne Plaza Newcastle available at 2pm for $20pp, please book when registering for ride.
3. Can friends and family join in for the post ride celebrations?
Partners/ family can join for in for lunch at Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley for $25 (with $10 being donated to Westpac Rescue Helictoper Service) includes a hot BBQ lunch buffet. Please pay on the day.
4. What is the route for the ride?
Please remember that all riders will be supported by a support vehicles, with two breaks along the way.
Download pdf of C2C cycle classic route map 2016
5. What happens if I need assistance during the ride?
Support vehicles will always be available to all riders, with our ‘social riders’ leaving behind the ‘advanced riders’ so as not to feel rushed. Should any rider not feel comfortable continuing the ride, a support vehicle will pick up both the rider and their bike and transport them to the finish line.
6. Can anyone register for Crowne2Crowne?
The more the merrier! Please invite all your friends and family to join us! Together we can support Westpac Helicopter!
7. Will there be breaks along the way?
Included in the registration fee of $79 is the following: light breakfast, first on route break at Hexham with refreshing drinks and snacks, second on route break at Peace Park with refreshing drinks and snacks and a enjoyable BBQ lunch at Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley post ride.
8. Can donations be made on the day?
Of course! We will have donation buckets available at the start, break stops and finish line and encourage all to drop a few coins in the bucket to support Westpac Helicopter. Every dollar counts. A raffle will be also available on the day with all money donated to Westpac Helicopter.