Mind Matters 2019 Spring Training Camp
Thursday 7 November: Easy pedal
Your first guided ride. A short cruise to Kingston beach and return. With stop for coffee/ beer by the beach. This is just a short, meet and greet style ride.
Followed by an evening presentation from Mind Matters head coach Justin Morris about the story and theory behind ‘Mind Matters Athlete Coaching’ and briefing of the following days rides.
Friday 8 November: Mt Field Mission
Our first BIG day up into the mountains!
Hitters: 125km, 3100m of climbing
Hubbards: 65km, 1900m of climbing
Both rides finishing in the majestic Mt Field National Park where we fill finish and be shuttled back to Hobart via bus. Both rides feature extended stretches of dirt. Rest stops every 30-40km hosted by ‘the silver service’. One of the toughest yet most memorable bikes you will ever have on a bike. Your sense of adventure will be awakened whilst being re-assured you are supported every step of the journey.
Saturday 9 November: Ladder Ride & Mind Matters dinner party
The iconic ‘Jacobs Ladder’ up to the Ben Lomond Ski village will be our destination today. One of the most spectacular stretches of road in Australia and also one of the most notoriously difficult climbs.
Hitters: 81km, 1700m of climbing
Hubbards: 55km, 1700m of climbing
We will begin today with a bus trip to the quaint midland village of Ross where coffee and snacks will be on the menu. We will need all the extra calories we can get to conquer today’s mission. Again a tough but shorter day to one of the most recognisable cycling climbs in Australia. Again plenty of dirt road on the cards, we will finish the day back in the bus for the trip back to Hobart.
After churning through a massive calorie deficit over the past 2 days a well earned meal will be on the cards. Dine with your fellow Mind Matters Athlete’s. Listen to our guest speaker for the evening, we will also have a seminar on nutrition and have the opportunity to hear some of the cool stories of your riding mate’s from the camp.
Sunday 10 November: Hobart’s finest
You will have been looking at the epic Kunanyi/ Mt Wellington for the past 3 nights. Today you will conquer the famous beast of a climb by bicycle.
Hitters: 110km, 2700m of climbing
Hubbards: 43km, 1200m of climbing
Some reprieve from climbing on dirt today as those tyres stick predominantly to sealed surfaces. The long route takes in some beautiful coastal roads before starting the long track up the foothills and onto the summit of one of Tasmania’s most visited tourist destinations- Mt Wellington/ Kunanyi. This mountain has special meaning for many local Tasmanians, spending the over an hour it will take to reach the summit you will appreciate why. An incredibly demanding climb that does not let up at all but opens you up to some of the most spectacular views in Tasmania. A great feeling to hit the top, we won’t spend too long there though as the temperature will be cold and the warm coffee’s are back at sea level. Where we finish our 3 and a half day smash through some of the best roads this special corner of the world has to offer.