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Mind Matters Tasmania Training Camp: Spring 2019

  • Mind Matters Hobart, TAS 7000 Australia (map)

Mind Matters Tasmania Training Camp: Spring 2019

Thursday, 7 November: Easy pedal

Welcome to Hobart!

  • Hitters/Cruisers: 32km, 550m of climbing

  • A short arvo cruise to Kingston beach and back. An easy ride to spin out the legs post flight and meet and greet coaches and fellow riders.

  • Stop for coffee/ beer by the beach. 

  • 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. A sampling of local cheeses, produce and Tasmanian wines provided.

Kingston Beach

Kingston Beach

Friday, 8 November: Mt Field Mission & Mind Matters Team Dinner

Our first BIG day up into the mountains!

  • Hitters: 125km, 3100m of climbing

  • Cruisers: 65km, 1900m of climbing

  • Both rides finishing in the majestic Mt Field National Park. Return to Hobart via shuttle bus.

  • Extended stretches of beautiful but manageable dirt road. One of the toughest yet most memorable days you will ever have on a bike.

  • Complimentary nutrition/ hydration stops along the journey hosted by The Silver Service.

  • Optional recovery massage provided by The Silver Service at rider’s expense.

  • Dine with your fellow Mind Matters Athletes in Hobart’s historic Battery Point. Complimentary meal and drinks provided by local Hobart Italian institution, Da Angelo. Listen to our guest speakers for the evening, and share some stories from the day.

The road to Mt. Field

The road to Mt. Field

Saturday, 9 November: Ladder Ride

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

  • Cruisers: 55km, 1700m of climbing

  • This ride features spectacular stretches of road and also one of the most notoriously difficult climbs in Tasmania. Some stretches of stunning yet manageable dirt road.

  • Shuttled to/from the start of ride from Hobart.

  • Complimentary nutrition/ hydration stops along the journey hosted by The Silver Service.

  • Complimentary 1 hour cycling specific yoga class in the evening to aid recovery.

  • Optional recovery massage provided by The Silver Service at rider’s expense.

Jacobs Ladder

Jacobs Ladder

Sunday, 10 November: Hobart’s finest: kunanyi/Mt. Wellington

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

  • Cruisers: 43km, 1200m of climbing

  • 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. The ‘Hitters’ route takes in some beautiful coastal roads before starting the long track up the foothills and onto the summit. Predominantly sealed surfaces today. 

  • Hot coffees await back at sea level after the exhilarating descent at a local favourite cafe.

  • Complimentary nutrition/ hydration stops along the journey hosted by The Silver Service.

  • Optional recovery massage provided by The Silver Service at rider’s expense.



Cost and what is included:

  • Three and a half days of fully guided cycling through some of the most memorable roads your tyres will roll over. All in a small group experience (maximum 10 people).

  • Each day includes individual assistance with bunch riding, developing general riding skills, personalised coaching tips, mentoring and advice.

  • Ride food catering (bars, gels, snacks) and hydration.

  • One cycling specific yoga class at local Hobart studio.

  • Thursday welcome nibbles and drinks.

  • Dinner with your camp mates featuring local guest speaker and seminar on riding/ training essentials.

  • Airport transfers.

  • Mechanic on tour for any quick repairs.

  • $750 per person or $650 for current Mind Matters Athlete’s.

What is NOT included:


-Accommodation (suggestions provided).

-Breakfasts, lunches, dinners (with the exception of Friday night).

-Personal excursions.

-Daily massage available for extra cost ($45/30 mins, $60/60 mins)

Tasmania Training Camp Spring 2019

Lock in your spot on the Mind Matters Tasmania Training Camp, Spring 2019.


-Up until August 7th: 100% refund

-Up until September 7th: 50% refund

-Up until October 7th: 20% refund

-After October 7th: NO refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why Tasmania?

Home to some of Australia’s most famed cyclists, there is a reason why such strong athletes come from this corner of the world. With a small population and vast stretches of wilderness Tasmania is the perfect cycling destination. You will be freed from the city stress’ of traffic, traffic lights and work albeit for a few days. With some high alpine mountain ranges Tasmania also offers the opportunity to get in some solid climbing by bicycle. As soon as you arrive you will see why this is one of Australia’s most famed cycling destinations.

What kind of bike will I need?

A regular road bike will suffice. We will however be riding on some rougher dirt road terrain. Subsequently, the wider the tyre the more comfortable your ride will be. But rest assured a regular 23-25c road tyre will enable you to complete all 4 rides. A cyclocross or gravel bike will make your riding on the dirt sectors a little easier but mean you have to push a little harder on the sealed roads.

What gearing will I need?

You will be making your way up some long climbs with some steep pinches. A strong rider who reguarly competes in local races will survive with a 39-28 as easiest gear. However, if climbing is not your forte then a compact crankset or 32T cassette will enable any cyclist to make the route.

Will I need disc brakes?


Will bike hire be available?

If you are uncomfortable travelling with your own bike then YES, bike hire of mid range road bikes will be available through My Ride Hobart ( ).

What level of fitness will be required to complete these rides?

This camp experience is aimed toward the experienced road cyclist who can comfortably ride 100km+ without need for too much stopping. We will have ride catering and mid-ride stops available across all 3 long routes. As a rough indication, a rider must have been able to comfortably achieve a 15hour or 500km week of cycling in the 3-6 months prior.

How do I find accommodation?

Hobart has many accommodation options available to suit every taste and budget. We have a prepared suggestion list to help narrow down your search available upon request ( ). Any accommodation in the Battery Point, Salamanca, Hobart City, Sandy Bay or South Hobart area will grant you easy access to all the camp events and ride start locations.

Will I need to hire a car?

NO. Your fee includes airport transfers. If you book your stay in the aforementioned locales you will be within walking/ cycling distance of everywhere required for the camp. All the rides are fully supported with staff and vehicles. If you fancy extra excursions in your free time however, then hiring a car would not be a bad idea.

Can someone help me construct and disassemble my bike after and before my flights?

Yes. Just give us prior notice and this can be provided at an extra cost.

Will massage be available?

Yes, post ride massage will be available each day. Pre booking required at $45/30min or $60/60min.

What should I bring?

All camp attendee’s will be provided with a packing list upon booking.

Can I bring a guest to the dinner and/or wine & cheese evenings?

YES, of course. The more the merrier here. A charge of $30 for each extra guest (non camp attendee’s) per event or $50 for both events will be required to cover catering costs.

Are there discounts available?

Yes, current Mind Matters coaching subscribers are entitled to a $100 discount from the regular price. You can sign up for a Mind Matters coaching program here: