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Edition Zero News - Just Under One Month to Go!

Updated: Nov 7, 2022

Welcome to the just under one month to go Newsletter!

This is an adventure! We cannot stress this point enough, all roads are OPEN. All road rules must be followed. Riders must ride in control at all times.

Edition Zero is not like any other ride you have done before - we are remote, we are on back roads and we all need to be prepared to experience a full range of road conditions.

Registration Instructions

Registration opens at 3pm on Friday the 25th at the Velodrome and finishes at 8pm. Mains riders must attend on the Friday. There is no Saturday registration for the Mains event.

If wishing to register on Saturday for the Entree or Snack, this must be completed no later than 30mins prior to your event starting! No registration = No start!

Race Day Access

Car Parking: Please park on either Hillary, Queen or Tennant St. Please NO parking on Naylor St.

Pre ride Briefings will take place on the lawn beside the Velodrome - from there riders will make their way to the start line on Naylor St.


Navigation on the day will be best handled by the classic gravel method of navigation - following the little dotted line. There will be minimal signage on course, but GPX is the way to go!

GPX files can be found here - we encourage everyone to familiarize themselves with the course before arriving in Waimate.

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Or, if your device does not like GPX, get in touch for a .TCX file.

KOM / QOM / Last Lap

There are a number of great climbs on the course - here are three that will have Strava based KOM/QOM competitions.

Your last lap of the Velodrome will also be timed - will you set the perfect lap time?

Drop Bag Etiquette

Size: 425mm x 315mm

Max Weight: No need to pack the dive weights! No need to go hungry.

Lights: If riding after 8:30pm on the Mains - pack some lights in your second drop bag!

Nutrition: Real food is best, pack more than you think you will need.

Scouting / Scoping

If planning to arrive in Waimate early to get in some Wallaby sight seeing, some course scouting or enjoying the local bakery, please do note that the Silver Fern Rally is on the week before Edition Zero.

Check out this map here for road closures from the Rally! Be careful out there!


Keep up the great work on the training front, dial in your kit and we will see you in Waimate soon!

More details and answers coming early next week!

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Chad Benham
Chad Benham
Nov 11, 2022

If anyone wants this in KML format (so you can load it into Google Earth) reply to this message and I can email it.


Can't wait!

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