The Route

2018 edition will be held on 17th and 18th of Nov on the back roads and tracks of the Port Hills and Banks Peninsula.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Some random pics

Results (Hours / Minutes)

Darren Tatom Abandoned
Graeme Noble 35:10
Hamish Southcott 31:20
Jasper van der lingen (single speed) Abandoned
Michi Speck 28:09 / Ammended Course
Ollie Whalley 21:55
Paul Lowe 33:55
Scott Emmens 31:20
Sean Richards Abandoned
Simon Kennett 33:30
Tim Mulliner 27:45
Martin Nichols 36:15
Charles Afford 25:15
Lance Griffin Abandoned
Rob Wells 35:10
Geof Blance (single speed) 32:12
Jon Jarratt Abandoned
Claude Dabaliz Abandoned
Dominic Blissett Abandoned
Alastair Duff 35:31
David Drake 33:30
Ross McCulloch Abandoned
Koleighne Ford Abandoned
Rod Time Unkown / Ammended Course
Sean Thompson 35:25
Karen Collins Abandoned
Jeffrey Collins Abandoned
John McGrail 35:25

Random Facts... and the not so factual

Number of times bike had to be lifted over styles: 28
Most unpopular part of course: Bike push at Lake Ellesmere outlet
Favourite part of the course: Flying down Rapaki at the end
Best meal had: Fish'n'chips at Okains Bay
Biggest navigational nightmare: Riding over Fitzgerald with zero visibility
Grimmest part of ride: Bossu Rd between 10pm and 5am
Most historical point: We rode the course of the first ever mountainbike race in New Zealand (Harmans Track) Of course we did it backwards
Dollars raised for Hinewa Reserve: 500
Altitude gain: 7500m
Best accomadation: Toilet at Little River (Tim and Michi) / Barn on Big Hill Rd (?) / Marqee in Akaroa (Hamish & Scott) / Nowhere (Ollie & Charles) / Okains Bay Backpackers (Simon & David)
Best rest stop: Coffee at Sign of the Kiwi after 10km (Jeff)
Most intersting bike setup: Would have to go to mfw's bar protected bike

Le Petit Brevet Doneburger

Congratulations to all who attempted and completed the first Le Petit Brevet. Conditions made for some tough challenging riding, and of course there was always the hills... 7 km of climbing in total! Initial estimates somewhat flawed.

It was great to see familiar and many new faces out there, thanks to all of you who took part.

Photos, stories and results to follow later in the week.

In Ollies own words... "Le Petit Brevet Doneburger"

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Everyone should have received the route notes by now. If you haven't, your not on the start list.

Start time is 8am Hansen Park - near bottom of Rapaki. There will be a short briefing at 7.30am.

See you there!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Keen Men and Women

The current list of people signed up is:
(to sign up, flick me an email: timmulliner at yahoo dot co dot uk

Christopher ?
Darren Tatom
Graeme Noble
Hamish Southcott
Jasper van der lingen (single speed)
John Randal
Malcolm Stoney
Michi Speck
Ollie Whalley
Paul Lowe
Richard Greer
Scott Emmens
Sean Richards
Simon Kennett
Tim Mulliner
Martin Nichols
Charles Afford
Lance Griffin
Rob Wells
Geof Balance (Single Speed)
Jon Jarratt
Claude Dabaliz
Dominic Blissett
Alastair Duff
David Drake
Ross McCulloch
Koleighne Ford
Dayle McLauchlan
Sean Thompson
Karen Collins
Jeffrey Collins

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Route Corrections

**I have updated the route on mapmyrun to include the following changes (18/10/10):

I am having trouble editing the Mapmyrun route so will post minor route corrections here. Note that I will provide a cue sheet 3-4 weeks before Brevet day.

1. The route out of Okains Bay to Panama rd is incorrect on Mapmyrun. Instead, after descending into Okains Bay, cross Opara Stream via bridge, turn left at intersection and then right up Big Hill Rd. This Rd. becomes Camerons Track, turn left at Lavericks Ridge Rd, then right at Panama Rd. as per route.

2. The route out of Le Bons Bay should follow Le Bons Bay Rd NOT Le Bons Bay Valley Rd

If the Lake Ellesmere Outlet is Open (to the sea) then an alternative route will be selected. This will probably involve continuing along the Rail Trail and then...something to make up the miles? I'll let you know on the day!

Rode most of the middle part of the route last weekend (Little River - Little River) and you can be rest assured that there was a flat bit (don't blink)!

Note route is Clockwise

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The route

Monday, September 27, 2010

8 weeks and counting

Just a quick update for those of you who were wondering... the Brevet is definitely still on. I still have a few loose ends to tidy up with the course which I hope to finalise soon. Watch this space!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Mid Winter Update

What a grim winter for cycling it has been so far!

I have managed a few forays out into the wilderness to scope out the route, but not as many as planned. Needless to say, my forays were met with bewilderment at the steepness of some of the Peninsula roads. Having said that, I also rode out to the Lake Ellesmere Outlet one day a month or so ago along a dead flat road and track, so there will be some respite for the hills. I am hoping to bring the course out there, it's a beautiful area, just a long as the outlet isn't open when we venture out that way.

I have had a few comments re. the course date. It clashes with the World Rogaine Championships here in Christchurch. I am not too keen to change the date at the present as I am weary of it clashing with other events and 'things' people have going on. If you have any comments or strong feelings on this either way, let me know and I'll have a think about it.

Anyway, with the shortest day long behind us, I am finally finding some motivation to get out and clock up some miles, summer is just around the corner after all. It would be shame for it to arrive feeling as flat as I do now.

Oh... one final thing. I have a dozen or so people that have given me there interest so far. I'm not entirely sure how many are actually planning on riding, still just thinking about it, or are just vaguely interested in the idea as of yet. Plenty of time though. I'll post up a 'expressions of interest list' later in the year and you can update me your keenness then.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Date and route

There is a course, but there are still some questions regarding access for a few parts before it is made public - watch this space. Date? Pencil in the 20th - 21st of November 2010.

Friday, June 4, 2010

In the beginning...

After the great success of the inaugural Kiwi Brevet organised by legendary kiwi cyclists, promoters and advocates the Kennet Brothers, a smaller, shorter event will take place on the Banks Peninsula late 2010 – Le Petit Brevet.

Le Petit Brevet will run under the same philosophy of the Kiwi Brevet in that the event is entirely self supported along a set route with a challenging time-limit. At the moment the proposed start date is a weekend from mid-November to early December. I am still working on the route but it is likely to encompass the following:

-300 km of mainly back-roads and some single track

-36 hour time limit (Saturday 8am start, Sunday 8pm finish)

-5’800 m of vertical climbing (and descending)

Following on from the Kiwi Brevet there will be no entry fee, no prizes, and some sort of koha will be requested for a community charity along the route.


Do it all yourself, under your own steam.

Riders must carry all their own gear (no stashing of supplies in their bach or a random bush on-route).

Cafes, restaurants, hotels etc. are OK. Basically anything that is available to anyone is fair game.

No outside support (eg. support from friends along the way).

Follow 100% of the course.

Riders ride at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety, warmth, navigation, dryness, lighting systems, mechanicals etc. No gear list will be given.

Drafting is OK.

When on public roads, follow the Road Code.

Sign ins will possibly be spread along the route.

No entry fee; no prizes. Some sort of koha will be requested for community charities along the route (yet to be determined).

If you have any questions or want to register your interest email me: timmulliner at yahoo dot co dot uk with brevet in the title somewhere or leave a comment here.