Note: This is a non-ACP brevet
Kottai 200 is a new route for 2014 going through many small towns and villages in Tamil Nadu to the south of Bangalore.
The riders start from Silk Board and take the fast highway route on NH7 down to Krishnagiri. The route then turns towards Rayakottai and stays on state highways passing through small villages and towns, all the while climbing slowly back to Bangalore’s altitude. There is a short section of single lane village road after Anusonai on the way to Denkanikottai(hat tip to Sudhir Palliyal for discovering this road) that gives some amazing views of the surrounding hills: take a break at around 132km and look around to get a 360° view of the hills. After Denkanikottai, riders head back to Bangalore passing the TVS factory at the border. The last 20kms from Attibele to Silk Board is again on the highway.
Most of the route is in fairly good condition. From the start to Krishnagiri is on a national highway with wide roads and excellent surface. The state highways after that are also in excellent condition. A small stretch of the single lane road after Anusonai closer to Denkanikottai has some potholes.
Traffic on NH7 till Krishnagiri can be very fast but the road is wide; please ride carefully and stick to the left most lane. Traffic on the state highways is minimal with an occasional two-wheeler or bus or agricultural vehicle. The last 10kms from Electronic City to Silk Board can be very busy in the evening; please keep extra time to cover this section.
The route and altitude profile can be seen here: http://goo.gl/UB8aT5
There is about 1650m of elevation gain.
The gpx can be downloaded from the same link. Note that the gpx is available only for reference; the cue sheet provided at the start to the riders is the final course.
Cue sheet: http://goo.gl/qgQEUf
Recee: Karthikeyan, Sandeep
Start: 6:00 : Pizza Hut, BTM Layout, Silk Board (12.916711,77.62032)
End: 19:30 : HDFC ATM (12.915981,77.619229)
Register here: http://brevetmgr.appspot.com/brevet/nov2014-kottai/
Fee: Rupees 99/-
Registrations open: 21 October 2014, 00:00
Registrations close: 29 October 2014, 23:59