2022 TRANSMOTO 8-HOUR @ STROUD
– RESCHEDULED TO MARCH 11-12, 2023 –
Unfortunately, we’ve got bad news, along with a bit of good news that we hope will soften the blow…
The situation at the host venue: Due to 10 months of record-breaking rainfall in the NSW Hunter region, the Gunns Gully venue scheduled to host the 2022 Transmoto 8-Hour at Stroud is currently so wet that the event will not be able to proceed this year.
With the property’s access roads and pit paddock waterlogged (and completely underwater at the moment), access for entrant vehicles is simply not possible, and it appears set to remain that way for some time. Pushing ahead in those conditions would not make for an enjoyable experience for riders, and will do too much damage to the venue. And at the present stage, it’s impossible to even get the required machinery in to slash the pit paddock and prepare the race loop.
Now, the good news: We can confirm that the revised date for the Stroud event is March 11-12, 2023. This will be the seventh annual running of the Transmoto 8-Hour at this epic ‘Gunns Gully Hereford’ private property. With more wet weather expected between now and December, holding out for some hotter and longer days in summer should dry the venue up enough to proceed in March.
So, what are your options as an existing Team, Pairs or Ironman entrant into the 2022 Transmoto 8-Hour at Stroud? You can:
- Do nothing and the entry will be automatically transferred to the rescheduled date in March, 2023 (the benefit of which is that you’ll be guaranteed an entry, even if the event sells out – which it will!);
- If you need to make a rider(s) swap for the 2023 event, that’s easy done. Just drop us a line at email@example.com closer to the event’s date.
- Have your team captain request a team refund* using this link before midnight on Friday, December 30 (after which the standard refund policy will apply); or
- For any other enquiries, send us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.
* NOTE: Refund requests will be processed within five (5) business days. Just bear in mind that, with most banks, it can take up to 10 working days for the funds to appear in your account.
We hope the majority of you retain your Stroud 8-Hour entry for the 2023 date. Aside from the fact that’ll guarantee your team a spot (as most Transmoto events sell out very quickly), this event’s property is an absolute riding paradise, which is why it has firmly established itself as a must-do annual Transmoto event.
WHY SHIFTING TO 2023 WAS UNAVOIDABLE…
As most of you who live on Australia’s Eastern Seaboard will know, this year has been insanely wet. The vast majority of farms where Transmoto events are held (in NSW, Victoria and Queensland) have been affected in some way in 2022, and the Stroud venue has been particularly hard hit.
So, why don’t we shift the event to later in the year? Primarily because ongoing rainfall that’s forecast for this coming weekend and into November will not allow enough time to prepare the race loop. It’s too wet to move around the property with machinery to build the track, or even slash the pit paddocks.
One of the beauties of Transmoto Events is the fact they’re staged on camping-friendly grass paddocks (not from a permanent MX track-like facility) and boast custom-built race loops that are only used once a year. But when the ground is sodden, these venues just can’t handle the amount of traffic the event brings in. And while a few ruts and bumps on the racetrack are to be expected, irreparable damage to the camping area, paddocks and access roads isn’t. That would fly in the face of our ethos of leaving properties with as little impact as possible and maintaining good long-term relationships with landowners.
If you’re interested in knowing more about Transmoto events and some of the challenges the weather has thrown at us this year, listen in on this chat we recently had with the Dirt Bike Burrito Podcast guys.