august, 2020

29aug(aug 29)8:00 am30(aug 30)5:00 pmBarrington Coast 5008:00 am - 5:00 pm (30) GloucesterEvent Type:Nature and Outdoors,SportLocation:Forster / Tuncurry,Gloucester / Barrington Tops,Nabiac,Stroud

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The Barrington Coast 500 is a self supported adventure ride consisting of two ~250km loops centred on the vibrant township of Gloucester, NSW. Do the coast or mountain side only or if you really enjoy going long, then see if you can fit the whole 500km in over the weekend.

The Final Route!
I know a lot of you have been waiting for a final route for a while now and it’s finally here.
We have made 2 routes, an Option A and Option B. The main difference is around how close you get to the Coast between Tuncurry and Black Head.
James and I will be leaving Gloucester on Friday the 28th of August at 6:19am.
Those of you with an eagle eye will notice that between Kimbriki and Bundook the route no longer goes along Somerset Rd. This is due to access being withheld whilst a farm is being leased/sold. It adds a couple of kilometres but in some good news it goes past the newly reopened Mt George General Store, which is the only shop between Tinonee and Gloucester.
In terms of course notes, the coast loop is typically pretty well resourced. Plenty of options for resupply along the route. The longest distance without passing a shop is approximately 60km between Gloucester and Bulahdelah.
The mountain loop only has Dungog as a resupply option for food and water. There is streams in the Barrington Tops but it is remote and you will be isolated, very much in contrast to the coast loop.
Another thing to note includes the ferry crossing at Bombah Point. This runs on a schedule and has a fee for pedestrians to cross.
With all that being said the elephant in the room is COVID-19. What the state of play will be in a few weeks is anybody’s guess. As this is your own ride, it is your responsibility to comply with all government regulations around COVID-19.
I’m sure there will be questions so if you have anything you’d like answered feel free to post in the Facebook Group.
Picture is a happy snap taken by yours truly from Barrington Tops on the route a few weeks ago.
Regards,
Tim and James

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Time

29 (Saturday) 8:00 am - 30 (Sunday) 5:00 pm

Location

Gloucester

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