Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What bike do I need?
Do I have to wear a helmet?
What kit should I wear?
At the very least we recommend some decent padded cycling shorts, which you can get from any good bicycle shop. If the weather turns, which we all know is a possibility in English weather, you will want to be able to layer up. We’ll be sending out a full kit list prior to the event but as a summary you should have the following:
- Helmet (No helmet, no ride)
- Cycle shorts
- Cycling shoes or trainers
- Short or long sleeve sports top
- Waterproof jacket
- Cycle gloves
Is there an age limit?
Can teams enter?
We welcome teams on the race. Due to the medical and dietary information and acceptance of our event rules and regs, all participants must register individually.
Instead of allocating tents before the event, riders will be assigned a tent as they arrive from the day’s riding. So if you arrive as a group we will do our best to allocate you tents in the same area.
If you are interested in entering a team (10+ people), please contact us at email@example.com and we can tell you how we can support their pre-event experience on elements such as kit design and training days.
How to pay?
You must pay the full amount for a place upon signing up to the ride. To do this now, please visit the Enter Now page. This can be done by paying by debit card or credit card on the online system. We are unable to accept payments made by phone.
If I cancel, can I get a refund?
On the day
What time do I need to get there?
How fast do I have to cycle?
Will there be mechanical support on the road? Should I bring a puncture repair kit?
We will have mechanics out on the route to help with any significant issues, but we do ask all riders to bring a small toolkit and to be able to fix their own punctures. All you need is a puncture repair kit or spare inner tube, a couple of tyre levers and a pump and we strongly recommend having a practice before the event weekend. There are many online tutorials on this subject to help you along.
Do I need to provide my own tent?
No. We will set up your tent so it will be waiting for you when you arrive at basecamp. We also provide a blow up sleeping mat. You do however need to provide a sleeping bag.
What time will I arrive at basecamp?
This depends on fast you can cycle, however we usually expect riders to be arriving from around 2pm onwards.
Are friends and family allowed to visit basecamp?
Are there pit stops on the route?
There are two pit stops per day providing free snacks, hot and cold drinks and facilities. As participants start coming through these can get crowded so we ask that riders don’t meet friends and family at these points.