The following information is provided to assist participants.
It is the rider’s responsibility to be self-sufficient when participating in the Fitz’s Challenge event. A rider is expected to be capable of performing a basic repair and having sufficient water and nutrition to complete their chosen distance. As a form of additional support – water and nutrition will be available at checkpoints by event organisers, and support vehicles will be on the course to assist with repairs. We advise to turn your bike upside down on the side of the road in order to safely signal a support vehicle.
This is a supported event. The support offered on the day will be:
- Water and nutrition at checkpoints
- Support vehicles patrolling the courses (no private support vehicles are permitted)
- Police presence and patrolling motorbikes on the courses
- Ambulance/first aid on stand-by
- Emergency telephone number to event organisers (provided in rider pack)
- Courses signed to provide direction
- Toilets are stationed at checkpoints
- Lunch for cyclists riding the 165km, 210km and 255km
Mobile phones may be of use in an emergency to contact event organisers. However coverage is limited on the course. If in an emergency situation and coverage is not available, send a message to the next checkpoint with another rider. Alternatively, turn your bike upside down on the side of the road so a roaming patrol vehicle knows you need assistance.
Rider packs are to be collected on the day before the event day or on the event day at the times and locations given on the registration page prior to the event.
A training program developed by Dr Michael Hanslip will again be available to early bird registrants. The new 2017 program will be emailed to participants who register before August 1, 2017 in early August.