Thursday, 14 November 2013


Will you have to register for the Great Southern Brevet 2014?

The short answer: Yes.

As the route passes through several private properties it is a condition of access that we know who will be travelling through the property. This is mostly for safety reasons but also piece of mind for the property owners. Please respect their right to know who and where and when someone is on their property. They are essentially allowing us to wander through their backyard.

Many of these "backyards", though spectacular, are not without hazards so it is important we know where you will be traveling and approximately when. Although the Brevet operates on a "self-sufficiency" ethos there may come a time when even the best of us need a hand. New Zealand has some strict health and safety laws and the Great Southern Brevet seeks to abide by these.

The registration form will be up on this site next week so please check back and if you are intending to be in Tekapo on the 18th of January, 2014 please complete the details on the form.

If you are not sure please still complete the form as it will save time if you decide at the last minute you need a serious dose of great scenery and great riding. Remember there is no entry fee.

Sunday, 10 November 2013

What's the Great Southern Brevet 2014 going to be like?

Have had many questions along these lines over the past few weeks. Would guess mostly by those not sure what they will be getting themselves in for.

It will be great!

Yeah, I know too easy an answer. But really if you need an idea of what you are getting yourself into then first thing to do is read this site. Check out the Daily Txt-ins/Photos page to get a feel of what the riders experienced last time. Most of this is in their own words and their own photos.

Then check out the Leg Descriptions pages for an overview of the type of terrain and riding you can expect. And finally check out the Links page for helpful hints if it is your first big ride.

Over the next week or so the 2014 Course and Leg Descriptions will be posted. Although the scenery and riding will be fresh the idea is still the same: great riding, great country to ride through and great company.