ANNOUNCEMENT: the 2021 Thunderbolts Adventure will be run on 22-23 May 2021. Entries will be opening soon - we are finalising permits and logistics for this year. Keep watching our social media channels for more details. This will be on how to enter as well as all of the awesomeness that will be happening as part of the Thunderbolts Adventure 2021.
Thunderbolts Adventure is an overnight gravel adventure in the Barrington Tops designed for competent cyclists who are experienced in long distance riding.
You don’t have be be a superfit racing machine to enter this event, but you do need to:
- Understand how to fuel your body for an extended ride covering over 100 km a day on remote gravel roads
- Be experienced at navigating and following a GPX route
- Have a reasonable level of mechanical know how in case you need to perform running repairs on your bicycle eg, punctures, ripped tyres, broken chains, non-functioning gears.
Is it a race?
No. But kind of. A few will aim for line honours and Strava bragging rights, but most will just enjoy the ride at a sustainable pace and look to team up with a small bunch of riders of similar ability. This is a very social cycling event and you can be sure you’ll go home with some new riding buddies.
Whether you are racing yourself or others there is a chance you could be riding by yourself at times, so it is most important that you come fully prepared and self-sufficient. Better still bring your mates who you normally ride with and you are sure to have a great ride in spectacular country with friends.