Sunday 29 March 2020
Enfield, North Otago
"Far from the madding crowd"
Set in the magic of the Waitaki Basin this year’s White Rocks Gravel Adventure offers three options. Once again we'll be taking riders on a panoramic roller coaster over visually breathtaking climbs, exhilarating descents and a tunnel as well. All three start and finish at the Fort Enfield Tavern. The first 3-4 km of the course is on tarseal before you enter the gravel and the first of a number of steep, but brief climbs. Easing off at the top reveals wide angle views of the Kakanui and Waitaki Valleys... the awesome Waitaki Range providing the back drop. Sections of undulating road give way to a glorious descent to Ngapara and a climb to link with the famous A20 Trail. Then via the Rakis Tunnel [bring a light] riders sweep down through Windsor and the gorgeous Elderslie Estate to revive with a cold Emersons back at the Tavern.
All three sections are non-competitive. Results will be in alphabetical rather than numerical order - except for the Whiterocks, where if you can take at least 12 mins off your previous time your name will go on a roll of honour (conditions apply, and will be advised via our facebook page).
Both the White Rocks [start time 11.00am] and eRocks [Start time 10.30am eBike only section] follow this course. Both being 50km in distance. Entry fee is $75.00 and includes a buffet meal.
The White Rocks+ is exactly that. Due to requests, it was decided to offer a slightly longer version of the White Rocks which features an additional loop before entering the tunnel for Enfield. The course is the same as for the other two events except you bypass the turnoff to the tunnel on the first descent of Tunnel Road and continue down the hill turning left at Victoria Hill Road and on to Windsor where the A2O is met again. However instead of continuing on to Enfield you turn left on to Peaks Road and ascend till you meet Tunnel Road again. Turn left and this time after ascending around 1km you turn right taking the A2O tunnel route to Enfield... and that cold Emersons
Entry fee for White Rocks+ is $100.00 and includes a buffet meal – 72km in distance - Start time is 10.00amEnter Now
|Start Line:||Fort Enfield Tavern
Weston-Ngapara Rd, Weston, Enfield 9491
|Start Time:||- White Rocks+ 10am
- eRocks (eBikes only) 10:30am
- White Rocks 11am
|Distance:||- White Rocks+ 72km
- eRocks (eBikes only) 50km
- White Rocks 50km
|Ride time:||2 to 4 hours|