Bringing Gove Together

Tour de Arnhem Land

The Tour de Arnhemland is on in 2011.

Please visit the official Tour de Arnhemland website

The 2011 Tour de Arnhemland is an 780 km bike tour of Arnhemland, being proposed between 27th July 2011 and 6th August 2011.
 
The ride will take you through some of the most remote and interesting tracks in Arnhemland. 
 
The official start is from Nhulunbuy on Wednesday 27th July and the official  finish is in Nhulunbuy on the Saturday 6th August approx.
However there will be some vehicle travelling on day one to get to the bike start line, as well some travelling on the last day to get back from the bike finish to Nhulunbuy. Of the eleven days on the tour, nine will be on bikes with two for vehicle travelling back and from Nhulunbuy.
 
The cost of the tour will be $1000 per person.
 
The number of entries is severely limited, due to the capacity of the country side through which we are travelling. There are no official campsites, as we make are own as required, and we are travelling on an Aboriginal reserve (Arnhemland), and need to make as little impact on the areas as possible. Also we will be carrying all our own supplies for everyone, for the entire ride, as there are no shops along the way.
 
Permits are required to use these tracks and these are currently being sought by the organisers.
 
The ride is a tour, not a race, and is also a fundraiser. Our nominated beneficiary in St John of NT, and the funds will be distributed between the towns in Arnhemland along the route of the Tour.
 
If your interested then please fill out you details on the “Goveonline website”. Or if you need any info then please ask on the website.
 
Because of the limited entries there is no guarantee of a starting position in the ride until you are notified. We apologise for this, but we are obliged to keep the ride to a sustainable group.
The 2011 Tour de Arnhemland is an 740 km bike tour of Arnhemland, being proposed between 27th July 2011 and 6th August 2011. 
The ride will take you through some of the most remote and interesting tracks in Arnhemland.  
The official start is from Nhulunbuy on Thursday 28th July and the official  finish is in Nhulunbuy on the Saturday 6th August approx. 
The ride is a fundraiser. Our nominated beneficiary in St John of NT, and the funds will be distributed between the towns in Arnhemland along the route of the Tour.
 Please note the ride is now FULL. But there are many other interesting rides in place leading up to the main tour. If your interested then please send an email with your contact details (preferably with an email contact) to tourdearnhemland@hotmail.com
Des O’Sullivan   (8987 1123)
Ian Constantine (8987 1380)
 
 
c/o   PO Box 94 Nhulunbuy NT 0881
Des O’Sullivan   (8987 1123)
Ian Constantine (8987 1380)
 
 
c/o   PO Box 94 Nhulunbuy NT 0881
Des O’Sullivan   (8987 1123)
Ian Constantine (8987 1380)
 
 
c/o   PO Box 94 Nhulunbuy NT 0881
Some more details for riders and crew
 
Each rider or crew is allowed one large sports bag of personal gear for the trip. These will be carried in the support cars provided. 
 
Supplied by the organisers:
All food - plenty of it - Conno is a maestro chef and there is all the energy things during the day you will need which are supplied
Accomodation on Gove - billetting will be provided
Major bike repairs - stands, tools, lubes pumps (if you have specialities you will need to provide)
First aid - have very good coverage
Satellite comms - usuall for emergencies only
 
Supplied by you: 
A mountain bike - your call, your on dirt , corrugations, sand etc for 780km, at least front suspension, in good working nick. basically you'll regret too many shortcuts. Get as good as you can justify.
A mozzie dome type tent - weather can be cool (but not too bad). A fly cover is highly recommended, possibility of some dews inland.
A sleeping bag - moderate temperatures, as menttioned can get cool, but not cold.
A pumpup camping mattress - the small camping ones, your bones will thank you in the morning.
Toiletries - but not too much in the way of soaps etc as washing in pristine rivers, soaps, shampoos not appreciated by the wildlife in the waterways. Just enough toiletries so you can still socialise at the end of the day.
Camelbak - at least 2 litres,  almost compulsory, very much recommended
Clothing - bike riding - which you can wash out each evening, plus camping and sleeping clothes - cool evening weather
Bike riding - helmut compulsory, wide brim attachment (sun protection), bright vis shirt recommended.
Bike spares - if unique to you or your bike if you have special tastes. Most common spares will be provided
Cameras and videos - as you wish
 
Please note NO ALCOHOL during the trip . Arnhemland is a prohibited area. Liquor restrictions apply.