As a rider, it is your responsibility to be self-sufficient while participating in this event. You should be capable of performing a basic repair and have sufficient water and nutrition to complete your chosen distance.
As event organisers we provide you with the following support:
- Water and nutrition at checkpoints
- Support vehicles patrolling the courses to assist with repairs (no private support vehicles are permitted)
- Police presence and motorbikes on patrol on the course
- Ambulance/first aid on stand-by
- Emergency phone number of event organisers
- Signage to provide direction on courses
- Toilets located at checkpoints
- Lunch for cyclists riding the 165 km, 210 km and 255 km
Mobile phone coverage is limited on the course. If coverage is not available in an emergency situation, please send a message via another rider to the next checkpoint. If you need support on the course, turn your bike upside down by the side of the road to signal to our roaming support vehicle that you need assistance.
Rider packs can be collected the day before the event or on the day of the event at the times and locations on the registration page. All riders must bring their helmet when they collect their rider pack and have it checked for an Australian Standard sticker.
Fitz’s Challenge is an inclusive cycling event and open to riders 12 years and over. Riders under the age of 18 years are required to be accompanied by an adult.
Any human-powered cycle that is legal to be ridden on ACT roads can be ridden in the event. This includes two-wheelers, recumbents, tandems, tricycles, unicycles, kick bikes, three-wheeled racing wheelchairs (for riders with disabilities) and electric power-assisted pedal-cycles (pedalecs).