Its important riders understand our extreme weather (heat) policy. It’s very simple:
If on the day prior to the event (Friday 27th January 2023) the Bureau of Meteorology maximum forecast is for 38C (101.4F) or greater in Bright (see http://www.bom.gov.au/places/vic/bright/), then the Ultimate 320 & ACE 250 events will not operate and riders will be asked to ride any one of the other distances on offer. In the above instance, the 200km course will be reviewed in combination with Mt Beauty forecast and advised on any edits to this distance, and start times. Due to the 2 day nature of the Raid, this event would proceed in the above instance.
The Alpine Classic is a most challenging sporting activity, even in the most benign conditions. The weather conditions, especially the extremes of heat and cold, will influence this event and you. Please keep an eye on the weather via the weather section on our website.
In addition in the event of a Code Red (formally known as catastrophic ) fire danger being declared the Alpine & Mt Buffalo National Parks will be closed and the event will not proceed.
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