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.