Do you only accept online entries?
We will accept entry on the day as long as the event is not over subscribed. Entering online is the easiest and cheapest way of entering our events. Early bird discount and other special offers will only be available through on-line entry. If you enter online at least two weeks in advance you will also receive a personalised number board with your name and team/club printed on it
When does registration open?
The registration desk will be open on the Saturday from 12 to 7.30pm & Sunday from 8 to 9.30am on each event. Please allow plenty of time on the day of the event as you will need to start lining up in the start area 30 minutes before the ride starts
Can riders of all abilities participate?
Yes for sure we will be offering three to four distances (25km up to 100+km) to suit all levels of experience and ability. We will also have the team from Scott to offer help and advice and One Planet giving coaching sessions
Are there any age restrictions?
Riders must be aged 12 years or older to participate. All participants under the age of 18 shall have had a consent form (during signing on) completed by their parent/guardian. Riders under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian
How much fluid should I take?
This will vary depending on the distance you are doing, how long you are on course and on each individual. For advice on nutrition from Torq fitness please click here
What clothes should I wear?
This is dependent on the weather conditions, the time of year and where the event is but it is always worth carrying a waterproof jacket just in case the weather takes a turn for the worse. Remeber to bring plenty of sunscreen - we have booked good weather for all our events.
“Prepare for the worse and hope for the best”
Is the ride timed?
Although the ride is not a race, rider times will be posted on the website shortly after the event
How long before the start should I get there?
This is your call but you will be asked to line up on the start line 30 minutes before the start time so it is advisable to give yourself plenty of time. The toilets tend to get busy in the hours leading up to the start
Are there mechanics at the start of the ride?
Yes we will have Cytech qualified mechanics at the events but it is the responsibility of the riders to have their bikes well prepared and in good working order prior to the event
What do I do if I cannot finish the ride?
If you cannot finish the ride for any reason you need to inform the nearest marshal or roving support vehicle. If you are unable to find either of these, ring the relevant emergency contact number you will be given in your briefing notes
Will I get lost?
Hopefully not! The route will be heavily marked with orange arrows (which you will learn to love). If for any reason you haven’t seen an orange arrow for over a kilometre and there are no riders around you, there is a chance you have gone off course. If this is the case, either backtrack until you find the route or call the relevant emergency contact number you will be given in your briefing notes
What should I take with me?
You are expected to carry basic tools, a couple of spare tubes, waterproof jacket, sun cream (in case of sun) and sufficient amounts of nutrition to last the distance you are riding. Please refer to Torq fitness for guidance on nutrition by clicking here
Will the event be photographed?
Yes we will have event photographers out on the course so try to remember to smile at all times!
Who is in charge?
Me and him: AKA Dave Evans and Gareth Rowland
Is there a bike wash?
Yes the bike wash facilities will be provided at the event village
What will be at the feed stations?
There will be feed stations on course to help replenish your food and drink. Each feed station will be loaded with Torq energy products, water and bananas. The number of feed stations will be dependent on the weather conditions but will usually be spread out 20km apart with one station around the halfway point for the 25km loop
Can I ride any sort of bike?
Any bike designed to go off road is acceptable as long as it is in good working order. If you are mad enough to want to ride a single speed, be our guest!
Do I have to wear a helmet?
Yes at all times!
Can I cut short?
You can cut short but you must still cross the finish line or least tell the time keepers you are back at the event village