TDU BUPA Challenge - Access to South Eastern Freeway

TDU BUPA Challenge - Access to South Eastern Freeway

Postby arope99 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:59 am

Anyone here knows if the South Eastern Freeway will be accessible by cyclists before the official start of the BUPA Challenge (6.30 am)?

I am planning to start early (~ 5.30 am) to avoid the crowd, but not sure if I can use the Freeway or pretty much have to use the bike path.

Any info will be good. Thanks.
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by BNA » Tue Jan 21, 2014 12:37 pm

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Re: TDU BUPA Challenge - Access to South Eastern Freeway

Postby Dr_Mutley » Tue Jan 21, 2014 12:37 pm

There is never access to ride on the freeway... Unless its an organised community event... Andre Greipel got pulled up riding down it a few years ago... Everywhere is pretty much accessible via the bike track and side roads however...
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Re: TDU BUPA Challenge - Access to South Eastern Freeway

Postby arope99 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 1:09 pm

The TDU BUPA Challenge 2014 (which is an organised community event) will go through the South Eastern Freeway up to Crafers. I am just wondering if the South Eastern Freeway will be accessible to participants prior to official start time (6.30 am), to allow for those who would like to start early.
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TDU BUPA Challenge - Access to South Eastern Freeway

Postby Dr_Mutley » Tue Jan 21, 2014 1:46 pm

Oh der... Sorry arope... Yes I would think u could get up a half hour or so beforehand... If anymore than that then just use the path...
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Re: TDU BUPA Challenge - Access to South Eastern Freeway

Postby adamr » Wed Jan 22, 2014 1:56 pm

The event guide says there will be a car going just in advance of the group closing the road, and one following the group re-opening it. Cyclists will only be permitted between the two cars.
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Re: TDU BUPA Challenge - Access to South Eastern Freeway

Postby Steve_F » Wed Jan 22, 2014 2:06 pm

adamr is correct. See the bold text here on page 23 : http://rideguide.realviewdigital.com/?i ... 6#folio=22
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Re: TDU BUPA Challenge - Access to South Eastern Freeway

Postby arope99 » Thu Jan 23, 2014 7:22 am

So I guess early starters have to use the bike path through eagle on the hill.
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