The preliminary organising of SPR’s trip to Tour of Margaret River is underway for 2018. To assess how many teams and accommodation may be required for this year, Race@SPR are seeking Expressions of Interest for SPR Members to be a part of the event with SPR for 2018 prior to opening nominations.
The event is scheduled as a four stage, three day race event based on teams of six racers including Team Time Trials, Road Race, and in previous years Individual TT as well! All staged in the stunning South West area of Nannup over the dates 8-11 November 2018, it is a true Pro-Am event, with Current and Past World Tour Pro’s amongst the peloton. In fact, last November SPR were blessed with the current World ITT Champion and all ’round Legend, Dutchie Extraordinaire Annemiek van Vlueten as a Team member. It was 4 days of amazing.
Last year SPR has fielded a Club and ToMR event record of seven teams, comprising Women’s, men’s and mixed teams and we are expecting to do the same this year. As previously, we stay in team houses, based in the same area – last year was Dunsborough, with Prevelly previously – and package the accommodation, event registration and subsidy for SPR Volunteers as a set price for participating SPR racers. Last years’ cost was around $770 which was including 4 nights’ accommodation; 2016 was around $680 including 3 nights’ as a guide.
The event website has a load of general info here which will give you an idea. There are updates coming regularly and we will look to keep the SPRouleurs updated through the Blog pposts here, and the FaceBook pages as well.
Furthermore, here is a list of links to previous ToMR Race reports on the SPR Blog for your reading pleasure:
- 2013 here and here.
- 2014 here and here.
- 2016 all in one here.
- Last years 2017 Odyssey here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.
So before you move, please understand there are a few “non-negotiables” when nominating:
- You must be a current member of SPR.
- You must have or be prepared to have an SPR Race License (your Recreational License can be upgraded to Race).
- You should be expecting to train and race through the year with the SPR Team(s) to prepare.
- You must volunteer for at least one event for SPR through the year – if you’re not on the Volunteer Register as yet, read up here.
There will be some more information released and a Q&A Information Session prior to nominations officially opening. Nominations this year will require a deposit and an acceptance of the SPR ToMR Guidelines. Think of them as Terms and Conditions, Expectations, “The Rule Book” – they have become a necessary documented guide for us and will be published when nominations open.
If you have any questions, have a chat with Jon Hanson or Greg Murray post-ride on Saturday’s at Dome.
Most importantly, to Express Your Interest:
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, contact details and current Saturday Group you are riding with.