Note: Updated start time, added cue sheet
Note: This is a non-ACP brevet
The Basavanabetta 200 Brevet will be the second brevet in the exciting 2014-15 riding season calendar from Bangalore Brevets. This is a new low traffic route, with scenic rolling terrain and a tough little hill climb.
Starting with a nice scenic downhill in the Jigani-Harohalli stretch with wonderful vistas and the crisp early winter morning breeze, the riders hit the Kanakapura highway at Harohalli. We then proceed to Sathnur on the NH 209 which is a low traffic highway, with excellent road surface. A little before Halgur, we leave the highway for the real test. Get your climbing gears on, we have the Basavanabetta climb which is a short but tough climb. It has same elevation gain as Nandi, but in just 5 km , no hairpins, just a straight climb along the ridge line in some sections. The initial ascent is very steep, it become easier (slightly) in the last part.
The return has an optional stretch on the pipeline road which runs parallel to the Kanakapura Highway, has a great surface and absolutely no traffic,with lots of butterflies flying around and tulasi plants growing wild on both sides. Finally we climb back the Harohalli-Jigani stretch which will be a trivial climb after conquering the Betta, and ride to the end point through the peaceful Begur road, avoiding the madness of Bannerghatta road.
Most of the route is in fairly good condition. The initial 20 km and from Harohalli to just short of Basavana Betta is on national highways with excellent surface. A small stretch near the Jigani Industrial area just before the descents start has potholes and broken road surface. The rest of the route on the Jigani-harohalli elephant corridor has a good surface.
Traffic on NH209 is low, especially after Kanakapura; however this is an undivided road so please ride carefully and stick to the left most lane. Traffic on the rest of the route is minimal with an occasional two-wheeler or bus or agricultural vehicle. The last few kms on Bannerghatta road 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/u89FY4
There is about 2200 m of elevation gain.
Note that the map is available only for reference; the cue sheet provided at the start to the riders is the final course.
Recee: Sunil Kanitkar, Parag
5:30 5:00 : Pizza Hut, BTM Layout, Silk Board (12.916711,77.62032)
19:00 18:30 : Woodrose Club, JP Nagar 7th Phase (12.892323,77.582991)
Register here: http://brevetmgr.appspot.com/brevet/nov2014-basavanabetta/
Fee: Rupees 99/-
Registrations open: 13 November 2014, 00:00
Registrations close: 24 November 2014, 23:59
Rules for the ride: https://sites.google.com/site/iiscrando/rules-and-regulations